The schools are only a ten minute walk from the volunteer house. Usually work will start at around 8am and during your time at St Pius you will support the teachers in classes wherever it is they need you the most. The classes include English, Maths, History, Geography, Art, Social, Sports and Biology – all agreed with the headmaster. Support the teachers during lessons and make sure the children are listening and following what they are being taught. Some children may need intense individual support so if you want to, you can do some one on one teaching. The preschool finishes at 12:30pm and the primary school finishesat 3pm. Both have a 40 minute lunch break and in the afternoon, you can help either play with the children, help with their homework or even fix some things in and around the school. If you are interested, you can also engage in Swahili lessons from some of the students or prepare food for the students.
Your ideas are always welcome and we encourage you to let your creativity run free and take part in as much as you want to. The project is flexible and so it is up to you to decide if you work in the preschool, primary school or both and support them with your passion and knowledge.