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Barack Obama Primary School Project


From May, 1st to May, 26th


Western Kenya

Short-term volunteering


Barack Obama Senior Primary School was founded in 2005, and is a mixed sex school. The boys and girls who attend Obama Primary are between 6 and 15 years old. The school currently has 250 pupils and 11 teachers. The school has its own land with a title deed. It is a government school.


Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:

  • Project work in schools: teaching English language, computer skills, creative arts, participation in cultural events, sports and games

  • Environmental awareness, planting of trees, transfer of seedling, conservation

  • In orphanages: sports, games, theatre, computer lessons, basic education, workshops, music, intercultural events and guiding, counselling, nursing care

  • And many others such as: social investigation, art therapy, home visits, record management, report writing, primary school teaching, horticultural activities, dairy management, general gardening, maintenance and policy development




Volunteers will stay with the host families. Meals will be prepared by community members with the help of volunteers.

Orientation will begin in the morning of the 1st May 2023 at KVSO offices or hostels. Volunteers will be picked up from accommodation and taken to the orientation which will be conducted by KVSO staff or coordinator.


It will cover everything they need to know about the project placement. Orientation will include an introduction to the project and placement, an introduction to Kenya and Luo land, Kenya and Luo customs, as well as expectations, safety and travel opportunities in Kenya.


The orientation will also give a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing. Once orientation is complete, volunteers will travel by bus to the project site.

Most of the 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. Games like chess, playing cards and musical instruments are welcomed.

Volunteers will also have the chance to discover Kakamega rain tropical forest for sunrise and sunset, different types of monkeys that are only found in Kakamega forest, Kisumu for boat ride, hippo search, bird watching and the famous ‘Crying stone’. Volunteers will also have the chance to visit the Lake
Victoria in Kisumu City and to see the many islands of the lake.



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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