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Vihiga Primary School Project


From March, 14th to September, 24th 2023

Vihiga County

Education, Conservation & Cultural exchange

Mid or Long-term volunteering



Vihiga Primary School was started in 1920 as a community initiative to reduce distance covered by pupils to seek education in neighbouring schools which are more than 15 km away.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities: 

  • Project work in schools like: 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 and intercultural events, guiding and counselling

  • And also: nursing care, social investigation, art therapy, home visits, record management, report writing, horticultural activities, dairy management, general gardening, maintenance and policy development.






Volunteers will stay in host family for the whole duration of the project. They will prepare and share meals together.

Volunteers need to carry a mosquito net.

Orientation will begin in the morning of the 13rd March 2023 at KVSO offices or hostels. Volunteers will be picked up from accommodation and taken to the orientation which will be conducted by our local staff in Nairobi.


It will cover everything they need to know about the project placement. They will receive an introduction to the project, to Kenya and Luhya land, Kenya and Luhya customs, language training (Kiswahili and Kiluhya), as well as expectations, safety and travel opportunities in Kenya.


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

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 the ocean for a swim, go to a local market, attend church, play soccer and participate in other community activities. Kakamega forest is also a thrown stone away and volunteers can also visit.

380€ (monthly) 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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