When you volunteer with Riley Orton Foundation (ROF), you are giving something back to the Obunga community by lending a helping hand to the underprivileged girls and families that are in need of your support. Volunteer and change their world as you change yours.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER
ROF volunteer programs are open to all volunteers with the same spirit and welcome volunteers from all walks of life who wish to come to Kenya to share our commitment and care in supporting vulnerable children and women in Obunga slum. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please contact David Omondi at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have ideas about how you could support in ways not listed below, feel free to reach out. Volunteer placement options are available in teaching, Social work, physical labor/building classrooms, teacher training, Environment Conservation, Urban Agriculture among others. Volunteer opportunities at ROF include:-
We depend on the sale of handmade jewelry/handicrafts to raise funds for our projects and ensure financial stability of our programs. We are constantly looking for dedicated individuals to make this possible. If you think this is something you can do at your church, workplace, community center, stores, school, private gatherings, dinner parties and so on, we can send you a small package of 50 to 100 pieces. Currently we are partnering with Mama Hope Org to sell the jewelry in the USA to raise $18,550 to buy land for our school.
The jewelry include bracelets, necklaces, key-chains and ear-rings. We also have beaded sandals although these are usually heavy and difficult to ship. If you know someone who is volunteering in Kenya you can let us know so that we can send them with the jewelry to deliver to someone and avoid exorbitant shipping costs.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in supporting our jewelry project.
Tutoring at Akili Library & Information Technology Center:
Akili Library provides a conducive study environment and reading resources for children and youth in Obunga slum. There is an influx of students during school holidays in April, August and December. Anyone wishing to promote literacy among children and youth is welcome to volunteer on this program during any time of the year.
-Read and narrate stories to children during “Akili Story Time”
-Assist children one-on-one and in small discussion groups with assignments in math, science, social studies, and other topics, providing direction, clarity, and understanding.
-Basic computer training for children (e-toys, games, applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
-Teach health education and math to children using etoys
-Assist users to access internet and email
-Teach basic computer skills to youth in the community
-Recruit sponsors for needy girls to enroll for computer studies at the library
-Promote family literacy by involving parents in reading to their children
-Help the library to be self-sustainable by designing and implementing income generating activities
Akili Preparatory School Teachers Training Program
Our teachers are in need of professional development and continuous training. Some of them are young women with only high school education and can benefit greatly from volunteers with qualification in education. Volunteers are welcome on this program all year round.
-Training teachers in identifying, assessing and handling children with special educational needs and providing training on inclusive education
-Training teachers in the planning, preparation and delivery of lessons
-Working with staff and teachers in improving education programmes and the quality of education delivery at the school.
-Training teachers on early literacy skills, pedagogic styles, pre-teaching, re-teaching and class management
- Training teachers on how to put up follow up systems to track child progress
-Teaching financial literacy skills, how to develop business plans and proposals to the teachers
-Assist teachers to develop a discipleship program and teach the gospel to the children
-Training teachers on holistic education; child rights & protection, health and nutrition, cognitive and psychological development
- Training teachers on talent identification and curriculum methodology & improvement
TEACHING AT AKILI PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Akili prep school is located in Obunga slum and has orphans and vulnerable girls in preschool to 2nd grade expanding to the next grade each year. Volunteers must have a good command in oral and written English or Swahili, be flexible patient and tolerant, have passion and love for teaching. This is a very good opportunity for volunteers with an educational background to gain expansive experience in their profession. Subjects taught include English Math, Science, Kiswahili, Social Studies, Christian Religious education, Music and Creative Art. The main language used in teaching is English and Swahili. Volunteers will handle pupils between the ages of 3 to 14 years.
-Work as classroom assistant helping local teachers with their work
-Prepare lesson notes/scheme of work
-Organize learning materials
-Develop a teaching method e.g. -Teach classes through lecturing, discussions and demonstration.
-Discuss output and methods with fellow teachers and supervisor.
-Assess the performance of the students through work assignments etc.
-Organize out door/indoor games with students.
-Recruit sponsors for the girls
_Meet with parents/guardians to discuss progress of their children
Who can volunteer in Teaching Program in Kenya?
A volunteer in this program must be 18 years old and above and be able to speak in English or Swahili with relevant qualifications in education. We accept individual or group volunteers from all over the world.
Program Duration and Dates.
The teaching Program is opened to volunteers all year round except in the months of April, August and December when the schools remain closed for holidays. Volunteers wishing to come during school holidays should apply for the Akili library program. Volunteers can spend a minimum of two weeks to one year on the program.
AKILI PREPARATORY SCHOOL BUILDING BLITZ JANUARY 2016
We are fundraising to build classrooms and a library for our girls in January 2016.
We are recruiting individuals from all over the world to travel to Kenya and join us in the building of better classrooms and library for the underprivileged girls in Obunga slum from January 14th to 22nd 2016 .
If you are interested in joining us, fundraising for a specific project or making a donation, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 725 922 535 / +254 715 595 629for more information.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:
Typically volunteers are accommodated at Imani Volunteer House which is run by the org. The nominal fee charged helps to raise money for the kids. Volunteers contribute money for meals.Email us for more information about accommodation .
WHAT YOU CAN BRING TO SUPPORT.
Project Fee: Each volunteer is required to pay a minimum fee of $200 USA Dollars or €160 Euros per person. Our org does not have external funding and therefore, the running of the programs depends on the donations given by volunteers. This extra fee is intended to support the organization by buying school supplies, construction of classrooms, paying administrative staff and teachers’ wages among others. It is due upon arrival on the project. It is our wish that at the end of the trip, every volunteer would be satisfied that their time in Kenya was put to good use and that they had adequate time to make an impact in the lives of the children and youth of Obunga slums, Kisumu Kenya. Our volunteer placements are available 12 months a year and volunteers are able to choose their exact arrival and departure dates as convenient to them.