Volunteer on Campus

Three Ways To Get Involved On The Daraja Campus

 

Daraja Academy is proud to offer three unique immersion opportunities on our beautiful Nanyuki, Kenya campus. Each of these programs is designed to offer participants meaningful work opportunities, participation in Daraja Girls’ activities, rich cultural immersion, adventures in nature, as well as time for relaxation and personal reflection. These programs are carefully scheduled at specific times during the year to maximize support of Daraja’s rigorous academic curriculum and exam schedules.

 

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The guest program provides an opportunity for Daraja donors and supporters to experience Daraja Academy and its surrounding vibrant culture. Led by the Daraja Volunteer Coordinator, guests will visit local wildlife conservancies, women’s cultural centers, and successful women-run community projects. Most importantly, guests will get to know the truly amazing and talented girls of Daraja Academy. The program has an 8-day itinerary and set price of $1,995.

 Learn about our guest program

 

IMG_4369Volunteer Program

Since our founding in 2009, we have relied on the generous spirit of our volunteers, and continue to be extremely grateful for their hard work as our school grows and thrives! To this end, we believe the most valuable work experience comes through activities that meet specific needs identified by our administration, staff and students. The goal of the volunteer program is to provide volunteers with an opportunity to share their skill or talent that is missing on Daraja’s campus, while also having a cultural immersion experience. The volunteer program is set during specific 1-2 week periods throughout the school year. Volunteer accommodations include a comfortable yet rustic “banda” with private bathroom and shower and 3 meals a day in our dining hall at a cost of $50 per day.

 

We are very pleased to offer the following on-going opportunities to volunteers with expertise in the following areas:

Carpentry/Masonry Specialist                                                          Caterer/Restaurant Management

Technology Specialist/Computer Maintenance                              Organic & Sustainable Farming Methods Specialist

Domestic Animal Husbandry Specialist                                          Specialist in Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

 Muralist                                                                                              Project-based Learning Teacher

Transition Program Presenter                                                          Self Defense Teacher 

First Aid and Public Health Instructor                                             Meditation/Yoga Teacher

Public Speaking Trainer

 

Additional opportunities will be posted throughout the year as specific needs are identified.

We encourage all potential volunteers to describe areas of expertise or experience they have which may not be included in the list above, as we are ALWAYS open to considering unique projects/presentations that enhance Daraja’s campus or progressive academic curriculum.

2015 Volunteer Program Dates

February 21-28

July 12-18

August 1-8

September 6-19

Volunteer Program Registration Form

 

 

 

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The Intern Program offers high school, university students, and graduate students an opportunity to learn about international development and the girls’ education revolution. Participants can intern for 1-6 months in areas such as computer technology, marketing/communications, or business administration. Interns are welcome year-round. To apply for the Intern Program please contact us directly at info@daraja-academy.org.

 

 

 We are extremely grateful for your interest in supporting Daraja Academy and look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!