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GVDA 011/01 KENIA Location: Maasai Mara Region: Rift Valley EDU 08/11/2018 28/11/2018

Ole Nkuya Primary School

BACKGROUND

Ole Nkuya Primary School was founded in 1994, and is a mixed primary school. The boys and girls

Who attend Ole Nkuya are between 6 and 15 years old. The school currently has 210 pupils and 13 teachers. It is a government school.

The school is situated on the outskirts of Maasai Mara Game reserve. The Mara is a large reserve in Narok County, Kenya contagious with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people ( the ancestral inhabitants of the area and their description of the area when looked at from afar, “Mara, which is (Maasai language) for “spotted”, an apt description for the circles of trees, scrubs, savanna and cloud shadows that mark thearea.

It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetah, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great migration.

MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

The work involves teaching, counseling, and education support, recreational activities (games, drawing, arts and music)

Accommodation

The volunteers will be accommodated in school dormitories, living in groups of two or more. With local community members, giving volunteers ample opportunity to live as part of the local community.

Volunteers Skills and Interests

Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient motivated to learn about conservation, to work with children and adults and ability to speak English.

Project Fees

250 EUROS which includes project work, housing, all Meals, transport from the airport pick up/return and to the project site, and 24 hours on side staff support.

Orientation

Orientation will begin in the morning of the 7th October 2018 at GVDA offices and you will be picked up   from accommodation and taken to the orientation will be conducted by GVDA Staff in Nairobi and cover everything you need to know about your project placement.

Leisure activities

 

Most of our free time will be spent sharing culture and friendship with local community members and the other volunteers on the project. There will be an opportunity to visit a local market, attend church, play soccer and participate in other community activities.