Get to know Kenya as the locals do by immersing yourself in this kindergarten teaching program. Help the local teachers in a rural school to plan activities and take care of the children aged 3-5.
Spend your days singing, drawing, teaching and creating fun and educational activities for the children, all with the guidance of the local teachers who you will be assisting. The main aim of your time on this project is to speak English with the children, as students in rural areas rarely get to interact with foreigners, and don’t get much practice speaking and playing in English.
By continuously practicing English at a young age, the children will have a better chance at achieving fluency, and therefore many more opportunities in life as they grow up. Activities with the children might be games, music, dancing, finger painting or just playing in English. This is a fun program and the objective is to learn English through fun and informal conversation and games.
The cultural experience is not just for the children though! You will learn more about the culture than any tour book will tell you. Your time will be spent in a rural village of Kenya where you will quickly be accustomed to the local cultures, language, and heritage of this fascinating part of the world. On the weekend you are free to explore Kenya’s many jewels, ranging from natural wonders through to safari parks and traditional African tribes.
You will be spending your days from Monday to Friday in the kindergarten, for four hours each day with a lunch break in between. You will have time each day before dinner to prepare next day’s activities and lessons. The weekend is for you to relax or explore!
A typical day on this program might look like:
Feel free to bring along anything you think the children might like, or would help you in your lessons such as souvenirs or postcards from your home country, or other small bits and pieces. The children are all excited to meet people from different cultures and love to learn about other countries.