Daycare centers are important bases for families and children in rural neighborhoods around Mombasa, such as Likoni and Ukunda. Children from these communities are often disadvantaged, and these centers provide a welcome place for them during the day, taking pressure off other family members that go to school or work.
Volunteers help in daycares and primary schools, improving the quality of childcare on offer and making them safer and more enjoyable. Your tasks can include cooking, cleaning, feeding the children as well as entertaining, caring and playing with them. You’ll also help with giving them an informal introduction to the English language. Each center caters to children of a different range of ages, but you can generally expect to be working with children between 1 and 6 years old.
If you love working with children and are willing to help out wherever support is needed most, this project will be a good fit for you.
This project is open to all volunteers - a background in childcare is not required as you will be working alongside local staff. It’s important to note, this project is not available during the school holidays, so if you apply during this time you will be switched to either Special Needs Care or Women’s Education.
School Holidays 2020:
- February 17th - February 21st
- April 11th - May 3rd
- June 15th - June 19th
- August 8th - August 30th
- October 31st - January 4th, 2021
Please note the Childcare project in Mombasa has a one-off extra cost of $100 for the additional transport, supervision and logistics required. This will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now