Post-16 and HE institutions serving East London will be invited to express interest. Each team of 4 student volunteers and one teacher must raise £10000 to cover their costs and make a contribution to the Savannah Cinema. Volunteer teams will be supported by teachers in the ratio of 4:1. If there are additional costs, for example, for disabled volunteers, we will help you to raise additional funds. We can accommodate wheelchair users – the ground may be rough in the Savannah, so be prepared for a rough ride!
Recruitment of a UK Volunteer Team
- The Each-One-Teach-One UK team will visit your college or university to explain the project’s aims and values.
- Young people aged 18-25 from 2 or 3 institutions will be invited to apply as volunteers to the East London Teams.
- Some will be preparing for university and others preparing for employment post-degree; some will be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
- Applications and provisional commitment to the programme by the deadline date.
- We will provide training for all volunteers.
Meet the Family
A meeting for volunteers with their family members and friends. An opportunity to:
- introduce the key organisers in Talek (in person or by video)
- meet the UK Project Team
- introduce the Masai Mara and its environment
- describe the project in detail – what will be expected of you
- explain the aims and values of Each One Teach One
- describe the Savannah School and Cinema
- consider key policies: health and safety and child protection
- discuss planning for risk assessment.
- consider your concerns share ideas on teaching and learning
- present an outline of the training programme for Volunteers
- consider a fund-raising strategy
- ask and answer questions and share new ideas.
Training and Team Building in London – Part 1
This will be an Easter School held in London to consider:
- training for fund-raising; strategies and protocols
- policies and codes of conduct – more detail
- how to begin teaching English to beginners
- key resources for teaching and learning
- lesson planning – Part 1
- your opportunities to learn from others
- planning your safari (kit-list, what jabs and how to get them, your passport and travel documents, travel insurance)
- learning about Kenya, past and present
- learning about Masai Mara; ecology, economy, conservation
- considering the 5 economic priorities identified by Team Talek
Fund-raising: 5 Weeks
- Volunteers will be supported in raising funds from their own efforts – applying for charitable funding; bag-packing; car cleaning; a part-time job; gardening; young entrepreneur schemes; bouncy castles in the park; sponsorship; cake-sales; car-boot sales; donations from friends – you name it, and if you can organise it and its legal, that’s OK. We will have Each One Teach One T- shirts to draw attention to you, and leaflets to explain the project.
- Each volunteer will take responsibility for managing their own fund (for example through a page on the Just Giving web-site)
- Funds for other aspects of the programme, for example, the Safari Cinema will be raised separately by the organisers.
Training and Team Building Part 2
- the East London Team – shared identity
- travel arrangements and insurance
- more detailed training - how to teach English to beginners
- shared resources for teaching English and Maths
- teaching basic maths to teenagers who have never been to school
- equalities and inclusion
- your own resource collection: book making
- lesson planning: English as a Foreign Language for beginners
- contributions to the resource library: books and DVDs
- reviewing resources (no racist, or sexist images; no violence)
- a chance to learn some basic Swahili
- a last chance to back out – for volunteers who think they may not be able to handle the challenges of life in the Masai Mara
- Leave Heathrow for Nairobi – two weeks including October half term 2015
- Immediate transfer to Wilson Airport; 16-seater ‘plane over Kenya to the Mara
- Meeting our Masai friends – Team Talek
- Let the programme begin!