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Kimintet Primary School Project


From April, 1st to April, 26th

Education / Culture

Maasai Mara

Short-term volunteering


Kimintet Boarding Primary School was founded in 1984, and is a mixed primary school. The boys and girls who attend Kimintet are between 6 and 15 years old. The school currently has 370 pupils and 18 teachers. The school has its own land with a title deed. It is a government school.


The school is situated along Maasai Mara Game reserve, a large reserve in Narok County. It is named in honour of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area. 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 National Park in Tanzania every year from July to October, known as the Great migration.


Volunteers will teach English, play and organize sports and games, repair and build classrooms, plant trees and live the Maasai life.

Volunteers will facilitate educational activities with young children in the host community to promote culture. Twice a week, volunteers will be planting trees in local schools and community centres; planting is always done as a team effort together with school children or other community members.


Volunteers will stay in school dormitories. Accommodations are very simple, there is running water, and meals will be prepared by volunteers. Beds and mattresses will be provided.


Volunteers are asked to carry; mosquito nets, sleeping bag, a pillow and water purifying tablets. Chess, playing and tents are also necessary.


Orientation will begin in the morning of the 1st April 2023 at KVSO offices. Volunteers will be picked up from the accommodation precincts and taken to the orientation place which will be conducted by KVSO staff in Nairobi.


It will cover everything you need to know about the project and the project placement and you will have an introduction to Kenya, Maasai land, Maasai customs, routes, expectations, safety and travel opportunities in Kenya, as well as language training (Kiswahili and Kimaasai).


The orientation will also give them a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.


This project will provide opportunities for international volunteers to learn/ enjoy local life and exchange with local people, making a while experience life through the eyes of the locals and exploring the great seven wonders of Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.


Volunteers will enjoy the beautiful savannah. Numerous plains games including antelopes, wild beasts, zebras, Maasai giraffes can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. Volunteers will have the chance to take a guided safari on a weekend trip to go deeper into the Maasai Mara reserve to spot lions, gazelles and water buffalo.



380€ which include project work, housing, all meals, transport from the airport and to the project site, and 24 hours on side staff support.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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