Volunteers on teaching placements work as teaching assistants in Uchira primary school during the mornings, in the afternoons all volunteers support the twice weekly local English club open to all villagers. The other three afternoons volunteers may be placed in a local orphanage or support the straight talk group who educate teenagers on HIV/AIDS one afternoon and receive Swahili lessons themselves the other two. Volunteers who have teaching qualifications may also support teacher training.
Volunteers placed in the orphanage in Hedaru will receive two weeks of intensive Swahili training in Uchira before travelling to the orphanage where they will be expected to interact with the children. Volunteers will help with teaching, general care and support including cooking and cleaning and helping their carer, as well as importantly playing games and lightening their day with laughter.
Volunteers wanting to work on the Sustainable Agriculture and construction projects should be prepared to get stuck in and help out on the projects that they are needed on. This may include planting seeds, weeding and generally tending to the garden or supporting local construction projects.