CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

BAS EDUCATION CENTRE

 

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PROJECT LOCATION

The project is located in Kayole Junction Estate, Nairobi County of Kenya.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Bas (Best Affordable Services) Educational Centre is a project that was established in 2014 as a charity organization in Spring Valley, Matopeni, slums. It focuses on children from extremely poor backgrounds. 

 

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The founder’s motivation was drawn by former schools within the community sending away vulnerable children from school due to lack of school fees.

He thought on how he could better the lives of the bright poor children whom some resorted to begging in the streets and the females resorted to child prostitution. 

After the close of schools in term three in 2013, he founded a centre to provide education, economic empowerment and HIV and AIDS education including psychosocial support to the orphans and vulnerable children.

The Centre’s core projects are education, orphan support, protection, economic empowerment for older orphans and caregivers, volunteering, internships, educational trips, sports, HIV &AIDS education and gender based violence. 

The school hosts nearly 200 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 3 and 12 years. The children attend classes from kindergarten to class7. The school has seven teachers and eight classes. They also engage in agriculture practice so as to help in feeding program for the students in the school. 

The organization has also a registered self-help group that deal in table banking which assists the project staff and the community members.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Helping in preparation of meals, serving and feeding of the children
  • Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Creative arts subjects
  • Supporting early childhood development through age appropriate games & activities
  • Assisting with administrative work in the school
  • Providing HIV/AIDS awareness lessons to the pupils
  • Assisting in teaching foreign languages and computer basics
  • Assisting with designing of the school website and social media management
  • Informal education which includes dress making, beads making, khaki bag making etc.

            

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

The volunteer will stay in a host family in Kayole. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.

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