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Why Kenyan Gen Z are feverishly looking for Aupair jobs

The search for greener pastures has taken over on TikTok. You will find Kenyan youth flocking to a live session that gives tips on how to get Aupair jobs outside Kenya.

Many youths are frustrated by the country’s lack of opportunities and see the Aupair jobs as a way out of poverty and lack of opportunities.

Some potential motivations for people seeking these kinds of jobs could include learning a new language and culture, gaining experience working with children, traveling and seeing new places, or earning extra money.

But for the Kenyan youth, it is the chance to get a visa and further their fortunes in a first-world country.

They have no issues carrying out Aupair jobs like childcare and light household duties as long as they get access to the land of opportunities where they will eventually learn valuable skills that can be transferred to other career paths.

Many of the young TikTokers on the lives asked if someone could have a side job while being hosted as an au pair. Others asked if the pay was good.

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When they learned that the pay is very little and going to school part-time while working as an au pair depends on your host family’s flexibility, most of the youths on the live were not daunted.

One Tiktoker remarked, “I don’t care about that. I will sort out the rest as long as I get the visa. Here is Kenya, I sleep hungry and broke, I would like to get out of the country the rest I can hustle.”

It’s important to note that being an au pair is not for everyone, and it’s important to carefully consider the responsibilities and expectations of the role before committing to an au pair program.

Research the specific requirements and expectations of different au pair programs and choose one that is a good fit for you.

Many countries offer good au pair jobs; the best option for you depends on your preferences and qualifications.

Some popular destinations for au pairs include:

United States: The United States is a popular destination for au pairs, as many programs are available, and the country is culturally diverse.

Germany: Germany is known for its strong au pair program and is a popular destination for those interested in learning the language and experiencing German culture.

France: France is another popular destination for au pairs, as it is a culturally rich country with a strong au pair program.

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Australia: Australia is a popular destination for au pairs due to its beautiful beaches, vibrant cities, and diverse culture.

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom is a popular destination for au pairs, as it is home to various cultures and is known for its high-quality education system.

Spain: Spain is a popular destination for au pairs due to its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich culture.

Italy: Italy is known for its delicious food and rich history, making it a popular destination for au pairs.

It’s important to note that the availability of au pair jobs may vary depending on the country. Some countries may have specific requirements for au pairs, such as language proficiency or minimum age.

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