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Ng’onzini Primary School | Volunteer with us

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Ng’onzini Primary School | Volunteer with us

August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm

Ng’onzini primary school was started in the year 1964 by the Mwachinga villagers. The main purpose was to bring learning services near the community. The school was built using local materials till the year 2000 when born free foundation came to build seven permanent classrooms and an office. The school is a government school ran by T.S.C Teachers and P.T.A Teachers. The school has an active Wildlife club which initiated a wildlife area (elerock nature trail) near the school environment. Children are made conversant with conservation activities day by day out. Other clubs include Debate, Choir and Drama.

Apart from the government we have NGOs which do support Ng’onzini School. These include JICA (KEMRI), Plan Kenya, born free Foundation, Camp Kenya. K.W.S also constructed one classroom and the school is managed by committee of parents.

Vision: To educate both boys and girls.

Mission: To develop talent of every pupil for faster development of the nation

School objectives

  • Bring education near the community
  • Educate both boys and girls
  • Develop talents of every child

ACTIVITIES

  • Teaching students.
  • Playing games (football, netball, volleyball, and hockey).
  • Creating awareness in conservation.
  • Keeping and maintaining tree nursery.
  • Guiding visitors in the elerock nature trail.
  • Keeping the school environment clean.
  • Guiding and counseling students.

NETWORKING

  • The school is working under the ministry of education.
  • It is linked with KNUT, K.W.S, Colobus Conservation, Plan in Kenya, JicaKemri, Bamburi Green School Project, wildlife clubs of Kenya.
  • It is also connected with the local CBO called Nuru.

FINANCIAL SOURCES

  • The group depends entirely on government to fund the free primary education as well as TSC (teachers’ salaries).
  • Parents pay money for PTA teachers’ water bulls and cooks. The school receives money from the sale of Aloe vera soaps and tree seedling from the school tree nursery.

STRENGTHS

  • Since establishment the school has been getting strong support from Mwachinga villagers.
  • The Kenya government has been funding teachers to teach in the government school. Apart from the government the school is connected with NGOs and parental boards e.g. Plan Kenya, Kenya Wildlife Service, Born Free Foundation and JICA, KEMRI.
  • The School infrastructure is relatively endowed with administration and classrooms
  • We have a solar panel which gives lights to our class 8 boarders also the school is connected with rural electrification.

CHALLENGES

  • Lack of hardware infrastructure like computers and photocopier machines to enhance operations.
  • High poverty levels among the parents within the community and this hampers aspirations for higher education
  • Lack of opportunities to enhance exchange program with other institutions in order to provide the platform for exposure to challenges of development.

FUTURE GROWTH STRATEGY

  • The school aims at bringing international volunteering programs so as to bring in new ideas, enhance the capacities of the host community to tackle development challenges
  • Our children will have to work with the international community in order to widen their horizons on cultural diversity, hone communication skills with enhanced capacities.

Project activities

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit.

TYPE OF WORK CAMP: Manu/KIDS/EDU

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Playing games (football, netball, volleyball, and hockey).
  • Creating awareness in conservation.
  • Keeping and maintaining tree nursery
  • Guiding visitors in the elerock nature trail
  • Keeping the school environment clean
  • Guiding and counseling students.

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

DONATION AND GIFTS:

  • These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community.
  • Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

 

Details

Start:
August 8 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Kenya Voluntary Development Organization
Email:
info@kvdakenya.org
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Venue

Kwale County
Kwale, Kenya + Google Map