As part of this programme, the Government of Kenya seeks to recruit high performing recent university graduates to serve as Volunteer Graduate Assistants in primary schools for an un-interrupted period of 1 year. They will provide education support and serve as ‘education ambassadors’ in the surrounding community. Two volunteers will be placed in each participating primary school and will receive a modest living stipend of KShs. 6,000 per month.
he Kenya National Volunteers Program is a national service programme which aims to meet three key objectives:
- Create enriching opportunities for over 30,000 unemployed Kenyan youth
- Promote national cohesion
- Improve educational outcomes for over 2 million primary aged children
- Volunteers MUST have completed their course work and any related research
- Volunteers MUST hold a University Degree in any area of study
- Volunteers MUST have officially graduated from their Universities at the time of applying
- If you are 22 – 30, a recent University Graduate, Interested in Volunteering, Interested in Self Improvement, Actively Searching for a Career, Ambitious, Driven, Hard Working, Brave & Adventurous and Disciplined
TRAINING AND DEPLOYMENT
- The selected Volunteers will participate in a 3-week intensive residential training course that will be aimed at preparing them for their placement, and increasing their job skills.
- Volunteers will be trained in key skills that will carry them into future employment.
- After training, Volunteers will be deployed in pairs to their placements, first meeting county and district officials, participating head teachers, school management committee members and other Volunteers in their region.
- Volunteers will be deployed to another County other than their own and will stay with a host family during the 1 Year in the field.
- Successful candidates will be selected through a rigorous and competitive selection process.
- Success will be determined by a combined score based on your online application, correct responses to essay questions, correct responses to a series of online tests and success based on an assesment by independent and professional in-person interviewers.
- These reviews will ensure that a high-quality cohort of volunteers who understand and are committed to the programme’s objectives are selected.
- At the conclusion of the one year of service, Volunteers will graduate and receive an official completion certificate.
- The names of the Volunteers who successfully complete the programme will be gazetted and their service recognized.
- Following the graduation ceremony, many Volunteers will begin their internships, mentoring opportunities, jobs or start their own businesses.
- Graduates will also be expected to maintain an active alumni network that will further build on their professional skills, networking opportunities and build the programme’s visibility.
- ACCESS TO KENYA’S EMPLOYERS
- After 9 months of service, Volunteers will gather at a Career Fair and Capacity Building Workshop.
- During the event, Volunteers will receive training and guidance on career development.
- Representatives from the Private, Public and Non-Profit sector will give motivational talks, and skills training to the Volunteers and will meet with top-performing individuals in small groups.
- These representatives will review evaluations of the Volunteer’s performance with the pupils in the schools that the Volunteers have been serving in.
- They will shortlist some Volunteers to enter into existing in-house internships and mentoring programmes in their companies. Volunteers who are successful in these companies’ assesment process will be offered internship, mentoring and job opportunities.
- All Volunteers will return to their placements and complete the final months of their Volunteering assignment.
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