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3/10/2020 - 24/10/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers (8Male / 12female still needed)
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• Teaching Mathematics, English & Social studies • Sports & games activities • Community meetings participation • Community development • Identifying weak students and focusing on their potential strengths • Translation of thematic focus of the project together with the local people

Accomodation and food

The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers with very basic living conditions. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center.

Location and leisure

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

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• Miwani Primary School is in the north coast, situated in Miwani village, Ganda location in Malindi Constituency. It is a community school run by Maziwani Primary School with the full support of both the community and the local government. • Miwani has 158 pupils with a team of 9 teachers who work under very difficult and appalling situation in order to educate these kids. The village has a population of about 1000 people respectively. • The school was established in 2011 following the need to start another school given that the population had increased and the other public schools were a distance away. As it were, a few structures were set up with the help of local government and the school began running. • The school is in the heart of the village and enjoys serenity and tranquility of nature. However, most community members lack education thus is faced with a lot of economic hardships and poverty as a result. Therefore, the support extended to the school remains minimal considering the life challenges that they undergo. • In order to seal this gap, Mafanikio Community Based Organization has partnered with the school, local government and the county government in order to provide intervention measures to improve the school infrastructure, provision of learning instructional materials, international volunteer services and school feeding program as a way of providing a conducive learning environment. Project description The project has short and long term goals that shall ensure that it stands on its own after a span of two years. The goals include; • Teaching Mathematics, English & Social studies • Sports & games activities • Community meetings participation • Community development • Identifying weak students and focusing on their potential strengths • Assisting the head teacher in admin work The short term goals include; 1. Providing furniture to the teachers (tables & chairs) 2. Construction of 3 Toilets The long term goals; 1. Borehole 2. Classrooms and 3. Fence The government has pledged to construct two classrooms in aid of school development. As a way of supporting the school, the local government together with other stakeholders shall organize for a fundraising for another classroom in December 2017. Project activities • Offering teaching services to the children especially in Mathematics, English & Science • Organizing educational trips and talent show activities • Helping out in the poultry project (management & operation) and to some extent manual work • Supporting school administration

Meeting point

Designated arrival terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport situated in Nairobi

Additional comments

THEME: HIV Stigma and discrimination in Kenya • Even though awareness of HIV and AIDS in Kenya is high, many people living with the virus still face stigma and discrimination. Studies have shown that although people are aware of the basic facts about HIV and AIDS, many are not informed of the most in-depth knowledge that addresses issue of stigma. • One report revealed that of healthcare facilities that have policies to protect people living with HIV against discrimination, only a third admitted to implementing such policies. People are still afraid to disclose their status and will often avoid health centers that provide HIV services from fear of being seen by neighbours or community members. • Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and therefore men who have sex with men face a high level of stigma and discrimination. In an attempt to find out to what extend HIV is affecting the gay community, a census for homosexuals would be the most effective methodology but with homosexual still illegal, it is unlikely to have the statistics to reflect the reality of HIV within the gay and lesbian community. • Poverty is a major issue in the local community and is directly linked to the spread of HIV/AIDS because poverty drives HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS drives poverty. This highlights the need for a multifaceted response to both problems, but particularly to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. • Both these problems disproportionately affect women and youth. The goal is to try and enable the local members address community issues, thus enhancing the economic and social empowerment of women and youth for poverty reduction in Gideon Mosi, and linking this with activities to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. These activities will also help strengthen rural community and their local economies. In the process being able to improve access to quality education for school children • The volunteers will be required to join hands together with community members in addressing the theme of the camp in order to empower the community to coming up with a more pro-active way of enhancing the academic development of community children.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The volunteers will be received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on arrival to Kenya and taken to the Residence ahead of their travel to the project. KVDA representative will have a pager with the volunteers full names and in the unlikely event of delays we request the volunteer to reach KVDA on the contact telephone number +254 721 650 357 Languages spoken English
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