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country Kenya: Mahiakalo Child Development Centre KVDA/STV/03A
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14/03/2020 - 30/03/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Educational
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• Manual work at the institution • To educate children through teaching and exposing them to various functions such as camps, workshops, rallies etc • To teach children healthy life-skills • To provide children with opportunities for physical activity • To encourage parent involvement and empower them through trainings in IGAs • To support parents and strengthen families

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

The project is located within the legendary Kakamega Rainforest area and the volunteers have an opportunity to experience cultural diversity and adaptability to international circumstances. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is a department of Mahiakalo Church of God that deals with holistic development of children within the community it serves. We nurture children in the four development areas that is physical, spiritual, socio-emotional and cognitive to ensure that at the end of the program the child becomes a fulfilled Christian adult. Mahiakalo CDC is located in Kakamega County, Municipality Division, Bukhungu Location, Shirere sub-location, Mwiyala village. Majority of the children who are on the project are orphans, partial orphans, children under foster care or guardian and are from a very poor background. Vision Statements To be an excellent Christian based bridge in holistic child development and community empowerment. Mission Statement Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is committed to advocate for children by facilitating holistic development through support & mentorship to enable them attain self-reliance and execute Christian virtues. Target Population The Centre accepts any child between the ages of three (3) and six (6) who are less fortunate within the society and lives within a radius of 5 km from the church. Strategies - Education - Child protection - Caregiver empowerment - Medication - Nutrition

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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THEME: Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering • Non formal education sector and employability of youth with fewer opportunities and young women. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: • To develop the active participation of young people and young women with fewer opportunities to the non-formal education sector and to the local communities; • To share best practices on employment paths within NGOs and youth sector; • To exchange the different working methods about non formal education and active citizenship; • To realize training courses for youth workers, active participants, youth organizations and multiplier actors in order to empower their capability to develop deep-rooted projects at local level. • To develop new working methods that would support employability; • To empower the youth and NGOs capability in developing partnerships and networks; • to promote activities encouraging the policy dialogue in the field of youth; • to contribute the development of the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of voluntary service organizations in the youth field. Dos and Don’ts of volunteering • Do and try learning some basic Kiswahili/local language. Even greeting will be high appreciated. • Do show an active interest in learning about the life in the community, and be open-minded especially with the cultural difference in the community. • Do and try to be yourself despite the difference you may have with the community members e.g. going to church etc. • Do keep promises e.g. visiting someone’s home or family they will be waiting for you and may get disappointed if you fail them. • Do not make it difficult for future volunteers by giving out a lot of gifts or money. This is not the role of volunteers and we don’t want the community to rely or depend on you and neither should they perceive volunteers in this negative way. • Always be cautious and nurture true friendship in your endeavour to support the needy. • Do uphold the principles of volunteerism. • Do live in accordance with the Laws of Kenya and KVDA regulations • Do work alongside the local community members/project staffs /institution in the spirit of complementation and co-operation. • Do not get disappointed if things do not work out, remember change is a gradual process and every bit of impact will go a long way in make a difference for the community. • Remember it is all about learning from each other and not basically helping the local people.

Requirements

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize transfer to and from the airport for the volunteer Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Hope Link Development Project KVDA/STV/04B
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4/04/2020 - 25/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Kids
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• Environmental clean-up campaigns along Lake Victoria beaches. • Farming activities i.e. organic farming • Organic farming capacity building talks • Playing with kids • Development of concept paper for project sustainability • Health talks on general health, pre-primary health care. HIV/ AIDs awareness talks and brain storming. • Teaching kids • Home visit/cultural exchange

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Rusinga Island, with an elongated shape approximately 10 miles from end to end and 3 miles at its widest point, lies in the eastern part of Lake Victoria at the mouth of the Winam Gulf. Part of Kenya, it is linked to Mbita Point on the mainland by a causeway. The volunteers should seize the opportunity provided to touch base with the obtaining realities KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

HOPE LINK is a non profit community initiative project, formed to link the community with other players hence address the community Socio -Economic mitigation. The organization is registered as CBO. The organization has well management Team of young proficient, talented and skilled individuals with deep knowledge and understanding of community problems and needs. The organization has been carrying survey and forums on need assessment. We currently address challenges as they arise through open dialogues and mobilization. We carry activities that support and develop the child to be resilient and potential members of the society. Our mission is the well-being of children, women, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantage due to economic, social, culture background in the society to have a healthy and transformed and interactive community. MISSION To formulate, coordinate policies through linkages and partnership formation for community empowerment. Vision A healthy empowered transformed society in health, education and economic capacity. Goal To mitigate culture social and economic changes through community dynamic capacity building program Core values Accountable and transparent development, Team work, honesty and hard work. Community and Child friendly Activities • Manage a pre primary for development of destitute children. • Enhancing community interaction through, hosting volunteers from different corners and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with us in work camp and as individual volunteers. • Dissemination of the information to the community through dialogue, forums, workshops, road show demonstrations, outreaches. • Advocacy on human right, Child abuse, Child, Child neglect, Education, Primary health Care. • Food Security and Livelihood through capacity building and our own initiated project. • Micro finance capacity building through revolving funds. • Care and support to OVC widows and the aged by provision of health and education needs. • Manage a pre primary for development of destitute children. • Enhancing community interaction through, Hosting volunteers from different corners and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with us in work camp and as individual volunteers.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi. Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

Additional comments

What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: FOOD SECURITY • The achievement of national food security is to be a key objective of the agricultural sector. Food security in this case is defined as “ a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008). • In the recent years, and especially starting from 2008, the country has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality. • Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief. • Households are also incurring huge food bills due to the high food prices. Maize being staple food due to the food preferences is in short supply and most households have limited choices of other food stuffs. • The current food insecurity problems are attributed to several factors, including the frequent droughts in most parts of the country, high costs of domestic food production due to high costs of inputs especially fertilizer, displacement of a large number of farmers in the high potential agricultural areas following the post-election violence which occurred in early 2008, high global food prices and low purchasing power for large proportion of the population due to high level of poverty. Dos and Don’ts of volunteering • Do and try learning some basic Kiswahili/local language. Even greeting will be high appreciated. • Do show an active interest in learning about the life in the community, and be open-minded especially with the cultural difference in the community. • Do and try to be yourself despite the difference you may have with the community members e.g. going to church etc. • Do keep promises e.g. visiting someone’s home or family they will be waiting for you and may get disappointed if you fail them. • Do not make it difficult for future volunteers by giving out a lot of gifts or money. This is not the role of volunteers and we don’t want the community to rely or depend on you and neither should they perceive volunteers in this negative way. • Always be cautious and nurture true friendship in your endeavour to support the needy. • Do uphold the principles of volunteerism. • Do live in accordance with the Laws of Kenya and KVDA regulations • Do work alongside the local community members/project staffs /institution in the spirit of complementation and co-operation. • Do not get disappointed if things do not work out, remember change is a gradual process and every bit of impact will go a long way in make a difference for the community. • Remember it is all about learning from each other and not basically helping the local people.

Requirements

What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: FOOD SECURITY • The achievement of national food security is to be a key objective of the agricultural sector. Food security in this case is defined as “ a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008). • In the recent years, and especially starting from 2008, the country has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality. • Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief. • Households are also incurring huge food bills due to the high food prices. Maize being staple food due to the food preferences is in short supply and most households have limited choices of other food stuffs. • The current food insecurity problems are attributed to several factors, including the frequent droughts in most parts of the country, high costs of domestic food production due to high costs of inputs especially fertilizer, displacement of a large number of farmers in the high potential agricultural areas following the post-election violence which occurred in early 2008, high global food prices and low purchasing power for large proportion of the population due to high level of poverty.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Ushuhuda Network for Orphans and Vu KVDA/STV/04A
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4/04/2020 - 25/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Manual Work
Kids
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• Brick making for classrooms construction. • Social work majorly guiding and counseling • Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people • Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and solidarity

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

The project is located in an expansive area predominantly inhabited by the Bukusu community from the legendary Luhya ethnic group. Webuye is renowned by the Pan Paper Factory that produces paper and it is located around an agriculturally productive region of Kenya. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

The institution was established in 2011 and registered as a community based organization in 2012. It major focus is to address the challenges facing the local community and foremost the high poverty levels, disease and social exclusion. HIV/AIDS is among the leading scourges of the times within the local community and this call for urgent strategic intervention to manage the difficult situation. The School has a population of 150 children and there are 13 teachers employed to take care of the institution. Further, the School faces grave challenges with regards to infrastructural development and it urgently requires construction of classrooms to accommodate the increasing student population.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

Additional comments

THEME: Enabling Children to access quality Education • Primary Education While the free primary education (FPE) program has increased access to primary education especially among poorer households; ancillary costs of primary education (such as school uniforms) continue to hinder the educational attainment of many children. In addition, the provision of quality education remains a challenge. This was highlighted by a recent study by Uwezo (2010) which found disappointing levels of learning among primary school children. The continued and consistent dominance of private schools in the KCPE has further raised concerns about the rising disparity in quality between public and private schools. • As students from richer households increasingly enroll in private primary schools, designing policies that address the achievement gaps in public primary schools will overwhelmingly benefit students from poorer households that are unable to access private schools. Evidence from randomized evaluations suggests a number of key cost-effective interventions that could be introduced to address the inequities in access and achievement in primary school. • In 2009, the secondary school net enrollment rate was approximately 50% (World Bank, 2009), while the primary-to-secondary school transition rate was equally low at 55% (MOE, 2010). Despite the recent reductions in secondary school fees, these fees still present a major financial obstacle. The 2005 Kenya Integrated Household budget shows that on average secondary school expenditures accounted for approximately 55% of annual per capita household expenditures. While the increased availability of bursaries (e.g. from the CDF) have provided many families with financial assistance, the pressing burden of secondary school fees prevent many students from attending secondary schools. These financial barriers are especially important for females and vulnerable groups such as orphans, and the poor. The continued poor public school performance in the KCPE can also act as a barrier

Requirements

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
country Kenya: St. James Community Orphans School KVDA/STV/05A
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2/05/2020 - 23/05/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Renovation
Educational
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• Brick making • Workshops about children rights to the local community • Advocacy against teenage pregnancy • Social work majorly guiding and counseling for the HIV/AIDS program • Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people • Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and solidarity

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. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Mfangano Island lies in the eastern part of Lake Victoria, at the mouth of the Winam Gulf. Part of Kenya, it lies west of Rusinga Island. The island is 65 km² in area and rises to 1,694 m at Mount Kwitutu. It had a population of 16,282 at the 1999 census. Administratively, Mfangano is part of Homa Bay County . The volunteers have an opportunity to touch base with the obtaining realities on the Island. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

St. James Community Orphans School is a community owned school whose idea was conceived to the challenges that the community has been with over the years. For a long time, parents have passed on leaving their children to be orphans who are either total or partial. Due to constant and continuous death and other related issues, the number of these orphans grew to an escalating rate which eventually led to call for intervention. It is this regard the school has taken good care of most of these orphans since school opened its doors on the 9th January 2012 hitherto St. James Community School is located in Mfangano Island, Homabay county in Kenya. It’s one of the many islands in Lake Victoria with several beaches. Being an island with many fishing beaches, it’s prone to a unique lifestyle that contributes to high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS which leads to many orphans St. James School is addressing three major problems 1. Free education for these orphans 2. Poor nutrition 3. Alarming low levels of domestic income among caregivers households In 2014, the school started with a population of 45 orphans represented in three kindergarten classes, with 3 teachers. To date the school is enjoying a population of 112 both total and partial orphans aged between 3 years to 12 years. The school has seven classes with 8 teachers. LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-bay County. PUPIL POPULATION: 112 CLASSROOMS: 7 TEACHERS: 8 CLASSES: Baby class, Nursery class, Pre-unit class, Standard one to four SPONSORS: Community sponsored VISION:” To be an exemplary Centre of excellence in quality holistic, academic education provision within the community” MISSION:” To provide accessible and acceptable education to the less fortunate professionally, and in a formal manner that can be realized from within and without the community” MOTTO:” Arise and shine for a better life”. OBJECTIVE: To be the school within the island in helping provide for the welfare and well-being of the numerous orphans and destitute left behind as a result of HIV/AIDS pandemic. VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES: Since the school’s inception in 2012, the school has various volunteer activities. Among them being: a) In 2012 (May-August), we received two volunteer teachers who helped the school in teaching `of physical ad vocation (P.E). The volunteers were from Italy. b) (Jan-Feb) 2013, the school, got one volunteer (male) from Japan who helped in the school garden. c) (May-June), we had 2 volunteers (a couple) from USA, Michigan who helped the teaching of health and sanitation lessons. Security for our volunteers has always been our number one priority. Moreover, the school is situated barely 600m from the police post We also have a Government of Kenya dispensary within the same area to carter for health emergency that might arise The school is committed to offering hope to children and especially who are vulnerable to societal risks and this call for community of efforts.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi. Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names. We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided.

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THEME: Teenage Pregnancy in the society Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse have caused the upsurge of teenage pregnancy Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse has caused an high rate of early pregnancy AIM: To reduce the cases of early pregnancy SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES -To improve and strengthen the health workers methodology on disseminating information among the young people on grassroots level -To create a platform of social workers and peer educators to campaign against sexual harassment within the community -To advocate on children rights within the community ACTIVITIES -Workshops about children rights to the local community -Advocacy against teenage pregnancy TARGET GROUPS -Workshop: health workers, parents and peer educators -Health Camp: parents, teachers, health workers and peer educators METHODS group discussion, “café” method, planning discussion, expert analysis INDICATORS -Number of schools calling for peer educators after the health camp, for reproductive health education -Number of community leader requesting for more advocacy through health camps -Number of health workers getting more involved in organizing workshops for emphasizing and enhancing the effects of early pregnancy
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Kenya Institute of Organic Farming KVDA/STV/06A
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6/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
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The volunteers will be assigned specific tasks on the organic farm as captured in the detailed project description

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in the institute’s dormitories that are shared with the students and there is electricity and water connection to the institute. • 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Juja is a town in Kiambu County in Kenya. It is the home town for Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. It is also a constituency in Kiambu county. The project offers an opportunity for volunteers to grasp the situation in Central Kenya that is an expansive region with more potentials for agriculture, commerce and industry. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

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The Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF) is an officially registered technical training institution NO. MOHEST/PC/1361 and Non-government organization (NGO). It is situated in Juja off – Thika highway, near Ndarugo Motel. KIOF launched its first activities in 1987 – The Farmers Training and Extension Programme, which aimed at bringing the awareness of the challenges associated with conventional chemical farming (fertilizers and pesticides) The advantages of environmentally – sound-farming methods, appropriate to small-scale farmers led to widespread public interest in the programme. Numerous requests were received from development organizations in Eastern Africa for training in organic farming. After the initial strong growth, KIOF found that there was necessity to verifying some of the organic methods adopted by farmers. KIOF therefore started looking into opportunities for on-farm trials and research so as to supply relevant back up data. A Programme to incorporate youth training in organic agriculture was launched in 1995. This led to an Organic Agriculture Certificate course with the aim of assisting the youth to develop careers in Organic farming. A diploma programme was launched in 2004 and the Certificate Stream gradually phased out. The Diploma Programme takes 2 years of theoretical and practical learning. Due to the growing interest in this field and high demand for profession knowledge in organic agriculture, KIOF launched a 2-year Distance Learning Diploma program in 2006. A RENEWED APPROACH TO AGRICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT • Organic farms and gardens have been operating years in many countries and climates. By reviving and developing sound husbandry practices they have shown that it is possible to combine good yields with high quality produce, lasting soil fertility and improved overall environment. • The Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF) aims at making this experience available to all farmers and other stakeholders. • KIOF connects itself especially with the small – scale farmers who make up the majority of the farming community in Kenya. It is the small – scale farmers who are, in effect, the care takers of the natural environment. KIOF wants to stimulate better management of the environment by starting with sound agricultural principles on the farm. • KIOF organizes training sessions for groups of farmers: women groups, youth and other CBOs in the rural areas. KIOF comes into contact with these groups through various organizations, churches, government institutions and individuals. WHY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE? • A problem in today’s agriculture is the need for cash. This need moves the nation as a whole and especially the farmer into cash crop farming. Most of which are non – food crops. • The family food production is often neglected. • This leads to poorer diets and poorer health of the farming community. The remedy for this situation is organic farming. A JOINT STUDENT EXCHANGE KIOF, is a long term training institution partnering with Rural Community in Development (RUCID) which is Uganda specialized in formal training in organic agriculture, community mobilization, processing and marketing of organic products (both local and export markets. Scope The nature of KOIF/RUCID collaboration include: I. Joint programs for school leavers and rural youth in training organic agriculture at certificate and Diploma levels. II. Awarding Certificates and Diplomas III. Exchange of students to Kenya and Mityana, Uganda. IV. Exposure to Biomedicine Medicinal herbs, product value addition and organic export marketing. Practical Learning Students who participate in this program experience “hands on” learning situations in: I. Organic production methods in crops and animal husbandry. II. Organic products processing, value addition, and certification. III. Organic packaging and marketing both locally and internationally. Exposure ¨ Students get a rare opportunity of doing their studies in both Uganda and Kenya ¨ Students Learn to travel across the Kenyan border s and gain cultured experience of other communities Some of KIOF achievements.  Creating awareness and providing practical training in organic farming methods to farmers, equally men and women, the rural youth, extension officers, trainers and project managers.  Conducting on farm trials and data gathering in organic farming in medium and high potential areas in Kenya.  Gathering and disseminating information on organic farming throughout Eastern African region.  Stimulating the formation of organizations and networks on organic farming in Eastern Africa.  Facilitating marketing of organic produce.  Facilitating the understanding of organic standards.

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International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi. Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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THEME: ORGANIC FARMING PRINCIPLES • Organic farming is based on mixed farming principles. Experiences show that mixed farming practices lead to better food and income stability. It does not exclude the cash crop but it puts it in the right place. • The cash crop can become part of the farm’s crop rotation which puts emphasis on diversity of crops thereby raising the ecological balance of the farm. It provides a more complete diet for the family. Diversity in production means less risk, and better food and health within the farm. • Production is based on maximum recycling of organic wastes and careful handling of manures and composts, careful soil cultivation and use of natural rock minerals, if necessary. • Weed control is based on crop rotation and physical methods. Pests and disease control is sustained by understanding and maintaining physical, biological and ecological balances. These include traditional methods which are now being scientifically proven. • The use of trees for shade, mulching, soil improvement, fruit, fodder and fuel production is of great importance, and correct understanding of their place on the farm is part of organic practice. Besides, trees protect the land from strong winds and improve the climate of the area. • A fresh look is taken at the question of marketing. This is done with a view to improved understanding of the needs of the grower and the requirements of the consumer. • Thinking in terms of organic agriculture means reviving and developing sound husbandry practices which include the human and the social surroundings of the farm. The farm is able to function as an organism in which all parts support each other.

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WHY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE? • A problem in today’s agriculture is the need for cash. This need moves the nation as a whole and especially the farmer into cash crop farming. Most of which are non – food crops. • The family food production is often neglected. • This leads to poorer diets and poorer health of the farming community. The remedy for this situation is organic farming. A JOINT STUDENT EXCHANGE KIOF, is a long term training institution partnering with Rural Community in Development (RUCID) which is Uganda specialized in formal training in organic agriculture, community mobilization, processing and marketing of organic products (both local and export markets. Scope The nature of KOIF/RUCID collaboration include: I. Joint programs for school leavers and rural youth in training organic agriculture at certificate and Diploma levels. II. Awarding Certificates and Diplomas III. Exchange of students to Kenya and Mityana, Uganda. IV. Exposure to Biomedicine Medicinal herbs, product value addition and organic export marketing. Practical Learning Students who participate in this program experience “hands on” learning situations in: I. Organic production methods in crops and animal husbandry. II. Organic products processing, value addition, and certification. III. Organic packaging and marketing both locally and internationally. Exposure ¨ Students get a rare opportunity of doing their studies in both Uganda and Kenya ¨ Students Learn to travel across the Kenyan border s and gain cultured experience of other communities Some of KIOF achievements.  Creating awareness and providing practical training in organic farming methods to farmers, equally men and women, the rural youth, extension officers, trainers and project managers.  Conducting on farm trials and data gathering in organic farming in medium and high potential areas in Kenya.  Gathering and disseminating information on organic farming throughout Eastern African region.  Stimulating the formation of organizations and networks on organic farming in Eastern Africa.  Facilitating marketing of organic produce.  Facilitating the understanding of organic standards.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Esibila Primary School KVDA/STV/06D
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6/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
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• Brick making • Teaching • Sporting with the pupils • Home visits to touch base with development challenges • Inter-cultural activities in partnership with local community members.

Accomodation and food

• The volunteers stay in School classrooms in very basic conditions • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • 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 electricity connection at the project and so the volunteers will be able to charge their electric appliances.

Location and leisure

The volunteer have an opportunity to visit the legendary Equator point in Maseno located few Kilometers from the project, Kakamega Rain Forest located in the neighbouring county and Kisumu city located in the neighbouring county that is the gateway to the renowned Lake Victoria

Project hosted by

• Esibila Primary School is located in Emuhaya district of Vihiga county and it was started in 1952 • The pupils learn a maximum of eight years in Primary School with the pupils examined in the following subjects; English, Mathematics, Science, Christian Religious Education, Kiswahili and social studies • The school has ten classes from the Early childhood education to Primary School • The school has an enrolment of 858 pupils, 440 girls and 418 boys • The school has 17 teachers employed by the Teachers’ Service commission and two by the board of management. • The student teacher ratio is 1:50 Challenges • The school has dilapidated blocks that are housing fifteen classrooms and the need urgent refurbishment • The school requires a revamped sanitation system given the high number of students admitted at the institution • The terrain at the school is rocky posing risks to pupils and especially those who are in lower classes and they is need to urgently address it through refurbishment

Meeting point

International Arrivals terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport KVDA staff will be available to receive the motivated volunteer to the project In the unlikely event that the volunteer experiences challenges on arrival, kindly contact the organization on telephone number +254721650357

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THEME: Quality Education • It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, and to eliminate gender and wealth disparities with the aim of achieving universal access to a quality higher education. • Quality education is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Requirements

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Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Community Health Volunteers KVDA/STV/06C
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6/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
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• Rehabilitation of kakamega forest • Jigger eradication • Established nursing home • Orphans support • CHV support group • Conduct mobile family planning clinics in hard to reach areas

Accomodation and food

• The volunteers stay in School classrooms in very basic conditions where there are no beds and electricity. • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • 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.

Location and leisure

The project is located within Kakamega county in western Kenya lying about 30 km north of the Equator. It is the headquarters of Kakamega County. The town has a population of 99,987. Kakamega is 52 km north of Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya and a port city on Lake Victoria. The average elevation of Kakamega is 1,535 metres The location is spectacular in many ways as it offers cultural diversity and adaptability to international circumstances. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

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• Community health volunteers is a community health volunteers established back in 2008 by the local volunteers based in Kakamega County, this project is based within Shinyalu Sub County of Kakamega County with its main office at Virhembe market in shinyalu sub-county. • The main purpose of this project was as a result of the immense destruction of kakamega forest by both the locals and outsiders. • Kakamega Forest harbours immense and unique biodiversity due to its association with both lowland equatorial forest of central Africa and mountane forest of Kenya. Because of these unique contributions and island status, Kakamega Forest shows a high level of diversity and endemism • The IUCN has put Kakamega Forest as a top priority for biodiversity conservation in East Africa. • The key environmental problems in Kakamega forest ecosystem includes soil erosion, cultivation in riverbanks, deforestation and cutting down of tress, encroachment of forest boundaries, illegal and unsustainable harvest of forest products, high population growth rate increasing pressure on natural resource and food security. • Land cover and historical analyses suggest that approximately 30 % of the forest has been lost since it was gazetted in 1933 and 15% of indigenous forest with the gazetted kakamega forest was lost between 1972 and 2000, Although most of the large clearing and logging has stoped since the 1980,there remains a very high demand by the local community for timber products Objectives • Support community projects aimed poverty reduction through improved livelihood system and the of community natural resources and initiatives for enhanced enhanced management and governance • Build the capacity of other self help groups • Public awareness education and actions to counter declining conservation status of kakamega forest ecosystem and climate change impacts

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Oloisukut Group Conservancy KVDA/STV/06B
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6/06/2020 - 27/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
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 Animal conservation -Regular ground patrols and safari walk. -Identifying animal species found within the area -Identify and name indigenous plants and uses. - Monitoring wildlife movement  Cultural -Experience Maasai way of life - Control cattle grazing, milking and caring for cattle -Maintain of manyatta houses  School teaching programme -Teaching English -Teaching Arts, Designs & Drawings -Teaching music -Playing football with girls and boys - Playing other games with the children -Planting of trees  Gardening and land scarping  Outreach programme in the local community.  Extra activities learning life skills bead work, cooking using fire wood, e.t.c  Ensure upkeep of the conservancy  Work with other stake holders in ensuring up keep of the conservancy.  Extra activities Bird watching for interested volunteers.

Accomodation and food

• The volunteers stay in School classrooms in very basic conditions where there are no beds and electricity. • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. • Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • 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.

Location and leisure

The project is located within Kilgoris township of Narok County, Kenya. The town has a population of 4500. Maasai are the prominent tribe in the area, though it is located near an area inhabited by the Gusii people. Some ethnic clashes have occurred between the tribes. The locality provides perfect opportunity for volunteers who are interested in exploring nature blended with an aura of invincibility. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

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• Oloisukut Group Conservancy is a 23,000 acre area of community land which borders the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve popularly known as the Mara Triangle, to the North in the Trans Mara District, Rift valley province. • Oloisukut conservancy is an intriguing conservation concept on land-use owned and managed by the community members of Oloisukut. • The income generated from conservation has given the land owners a reliable and dependable alternative source of income from the traditional livestock. • The conservancy has ensured that the northern part of the greater Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is secured for conservation and hence affording the wildlife the much needed dispersal areas. • The area boasts of high density of game including the big five except for the Rhino. Over 300 different species of birds have been identified. Some of the common animal species are; Maasai giraffe, Burschell zebra, waterbucks, elands, lions, leopards, elephants and elusive and timid bushbuck. • Oloisukut boasts the highest population of elands, giraffes and leopards in the Mara per unit area. Currently we have the biggest pride comprising of 18 adult lions with several cubs. • Tourism in the conservancy is highly controlled, a move that is aimed at maximizing the client wilderness experience and minimizing environmental impact.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: ST. Joseph’s Nyamosense Special Uni KVDA/STV/07B
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4/07/2020 - 25/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
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• Teaching pupils at the Special Unit School • Care and support of orphans • Interacting with children with disabilities • Brick making together with local community members • Open forums for discussion on children rights • Study lessons on retrogressive cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in a homestead 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. • However, the Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Nyamosense village is located inside the rural community and this area would be interesting for volunteers who value the indispensable aura of nature away from the bustle and hassle of urban settings. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

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The School is still at the initial stages started in 2012 under Nyamosense Primary School and Nyamosense Catholic Church. The management is in the process of registering the institution with the Ministry of Social Services in Kubwaha. The inhabitants are Kuria speaking people residing in the South West of Kenya. Their economic mainstay is farming, where farmers grow tobacco, maize, beans, sweet potatoes and other horticultural crops for sale. Cattle and goat trade also take place but the volume of trade has gone very low owing to the incessant cases of cattle rustling between the Kuria people and the Maasai and Kipsigis of the neighboring Trans Mara district. The area has low levels of literacy especially among people aged from 35 years and above.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: “The duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfill” • People with disabilities faces a myriad of challenges and most of them are kept in the dark and never discussed. The society out of misinformation choose to segregate them and in some cases denying those basic rights, such as the right to education, right to socialize with other people and the attendant stigma that takes a psychological toll on the victims. • People with disabilities are the most marginalized and vulnerable group in Kenya. They are often abused, exploited and excluded by society, denying them of their right to health, protection and education. • The work camp provides an opportunity for all actors to renew their commitments towards improving the plight of marginalized and vulnerable by organizing activities aimed at including people with disabilities hence actively integrating them into the community development spectrum. There is a lot of stigma within communities towards homes and institutions with people with disabilities. • The public needs to know that they can be useful citizens in the future and also contribute towards the development of the country. Because of the continued stigma, parents often hide their children and deny them their rights, thinking they are totally helpless. Volunteers together with community members and people with disability will create forums where the local will be enlightened and enabled to understand that “Disability is not inability”. • The volunteers will work together with members of the local community to address the issue of stigma and access to basic facilities and the place of children with disabilities in the contemporary world
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Mahiakalo Child Development Centre KVDA/STV/07C
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4/07/2020 - 25/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
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• Manual work at the school • To educate children through teaching and exposing them to various functions such as camps, workshops, rallies etc • To teach children healthy life-skills • To provide children with opportunities for physical activity • To encourage parent involvement and empower them through trainings in IGAs • To support parents and strengthen families

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

The project is located within Kakamega County that is renowned for the legendary Kakamega Rainforest. This is captivating project for people with passion for environmental conservation and the assurance for posterity that our generation is selfless in propagation of environmentally friendly practices. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is a department of Mahiakalo Church of God that deals with holistic development of children within the community it serves. We nurture children in the four development areas that is physical, spiritual, socio-emotional and cognitive to ensure that at the end of the program the child becomes a fulfilled Christian adult. Mahiakalo CDC is located in Kakamega County, Municipality Division, Bukhungu Location, Shirere sub-location, Mwiyala village. Majority of the children who are on the project are orphans, partial orphans, children under foster care or guardian and are from a very poor background. Vision Statements To be an excellent Christian based bridge in holistic child development and community empowerment. Mission Statement Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is committed to advocate for children by facilitating holistic development through support & mentorship to enable them attain self-reliance and execute Christian virtues. Target Population The Centre accepts any child between the ages of three (3) and six (6) who are less fortunate within the society and lives within a radius of 5 km from the church. Strategies - Education - Child protection - Caregiver empowerment - Medication - Nutrition

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering • Non formal education sector and employability of youth with fewer opportunities and young women. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: • To develop the active participation of young people and young women with fewer opportunities to the non-formal education sector and to the local communities; • To share best practices on employment paths within NGOs and youth sector; • To exchange the different working methods about non formal education and active citizenship; • To realize training courses for youth workers, active participants, youth organizations and multiplier actors in order to empower their capability to develop deep-rooted projects at local level. • To develop new working methods that would support employability; • To empower the youth and NGOs capability in developing partnerships and networks; • to promote activities encouraging the policy dialogue in the field of youth; • to contribute the development of the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of voluntary service organizations in the youth field.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Gibarori Primary School KVDA/STV/07A
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4/07/2020 - 25/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
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• Brick making and construction work at the School • Teaching pupils at the School • Sporting together with the pupils • Exposure to the challenges of Female Genital mutilation (FGM) • Inter-cultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges. • Possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.

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 electricity connection within the community where you can charge your electrical appliances

Location and leisure

The project is located among the Kuria people (also known as the AbaKurya, are a Bantu community in Tanzania and Kenya. Their homeland is bounded on the east by the Migori River and on the west by the Mara River estuary. Traditionally a farming community, the Kuria grow maize, beans and cassava as food crops and coffee and maize as cash crops. This project offers a unique opportunity for the volunteer to understand the essence of international solidarity in complex situations. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

Gibarori Primary School is situated in Maeta Sub-location, Maeta location, Kegonga division of Kuria. It is situated approximately 3 Km from Kehancha town, headquarters of the larger Kuria East and West Districts. The school was founded in 1981 by community members and has a population of over 580 pupils with over 10 teaching staff employed by the Teachers service commission (TSC). Composition of the community The local community is predominantly Kuria that spread across Kenya and Tanzania. They neighbour the Maasai community and they are traditionally small scale farmers and engage in small scale businesses revolving around agriculture.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: Advocacy against female genital mutilation • Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a strong tradition in this community. It is illegal. But still the majority of the women are circumcised and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut. • The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the deep devoutness the priests do not have enough power over the souls. • FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and tradition in certain groups. The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to womanhood, “purity” for marriage and basically a wish to control women sexually. • In certain areas, the survival and fertility of the local community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as “unmarriageable” and become outcasts. • It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will work closely with community based organizations in the area that are actively involved on the thematic focus of this project.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers to and from the project Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Shining Star ECDC And Orphas School KVDA/STV/07E
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11/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Renovation
Educational
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• School renovation • Teaching Primary School and secondary school students • Home visits • Cultural days for various nationalities • Translation of thematic focus of the project together with the local people

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Project hosted by

Shining Star ECDC and Orphans School is located in Migori County, Nyatike Sub-county, Muhuru division, Muhuru -East location in Tagache Sub-location, along Muhuru-Migori road. The School was founded in 1999 by Mr. Hevrone Killmess Mairah due to lack of access to educational institutions in the area due to its remote setting, challenges posed by orphans the majority of whose parents are ravaged by HIV/AIDS pandemic and the high illiteracy levels within the community coupled high unemployment. In 2000 the school had a good number of children and 3 teachers and the community enjoyed the being of Shining Star. In 2001 the school was temporarily closed due to the conflict within the local community until 2002 when this was resolved and the community agreed to host the School at the local Church due to lack of classroom buildings. 2003 the land was bought and demarcation done. In 2005 the first classroom was built by a volunteer called Steffi Rahn a 19-year old from Germany. 2009 started hosting volunteers from KVDA courtesy of the Germany Government sponsored program “Weltwaerts” that afforded young Germans an opportunity to volunteer in Kenya for the duration of one year. 2011 Shining Star was registered with the Kenyan Government as a learning institution. 2012 started building dormitory for both orphans and those having parents with the help of former KVDA volunteer from Germany named Daniel, which structure has since been completed. 2013 the School started goat farming and poultry farming that is still underway. It also set aside space for an orphanage home and new toilets that are already finished. There are more plans in the pipeline e.g. Agriculture, Business loaning for the widows and youths, competitive sports between local clubs and the School where trophies, balls and other gifts will be awarded to the participating teams The School has a population of over 360 children, 11 teachers and 5 support staff. The School has classes from Kindergarten to Standard eight. Shining Star ECDC and Orphans School is a community based education institution and caters for the needs of the orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) that had been rendered destitute. Fishing is the mainstay of the local community thanks to the expansive Lake Victoria. Due to the easy cash courtesy of the Lake, young people have been lured to drop out of School to engage in fishing and this has negatively impacted on the community since it has resulted in early marriages, school drop outs, early and unplanned pregnancies not forgetting the spread of HIV/AIDS that has resulted in increased number of OVC’s in the community. Community empowerment is crucial in achieving the overall objective of attaining sustainable development. Project activities • Early childhood development; basic primary school education; • In 2015 the School launched the secondary school section with the first students’ intake launched in February 2015. • Care and support orphans and vulnerable Children and HIV/AIDS families; • Enhancement of community empowerment trainings; ICT promotion and development in the local area and capacity building for community based organizations.

Meeting point

International arrivals as soon as the flight lands and the volunteers are advised to get in touch with KVDA either on phone or by email in the unlikely situations for delays, missed flights, baggage loss and general delays on the visa queue

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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 Muhuru-Bay, 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.

Requirements

What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: • These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. • Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize for pick up for all volunteers on arrival to the airport and be taken to suitable accommodation at YMCA South Hostels Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Roddy’s Eco Cover KVDA/STV/07D
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11/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Study
Environmental
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• Manual work and intercultural activities • Agro forestry that will include tree planting • Preparation of tree nurseries and weeding • Land scaping and tending to bamboo trees in the natural habitat • Clean up activities • Naming of trees • Home visits • Inter-cultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges. • Possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in a homestead within the community 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. • There is electricity in this homestead • 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. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters are in Mbale, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622 and an area of 563 km². Vihiga County was split from Kakamega County in 1990 The county is among the most densely populated counties in Kenya and an area that receives average rainfall every year with agriculture and the mainstay of the economy. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

• Roddy’s Eco-Cover is a community based organization founded in 2011 to champion environmental awareness with forestry as key concern • The project was established by members of the local community with the aim of empowerment for the less fortunate members in the quest to tackle development challenges at the grassroots. • Its major focus is on environmental concern to mitigate the effects of climate change and foster inter-cultural education among the local community • The project is located at Ebuyangu village in Emuhaya constituency in Vihiga country that is situated in Western Kenya • It is situated 430 Kilometers away from Nairobi city and its located in an area that is famed for cultural diversity due to the high population density • The volunteers will be hosted in a homestead to experience cultural diversity and learn to live and interact with members of the host community in an atmosphere of cooperation and solidarity • This project has hosted previously both local and international volunteers and it has great potential for the replication of its activities in equally challenging circumstances in other regions of Kenya

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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THEME: Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Description of the Problem/Challenges Challenges Facing Youth in Kenya: Below are some risk factors that affect entrepreneurship development in particular: Rites of Passage: The absence of rites of passage means that youth are no longer well prepared for adulthood by the traditional means of providing youth with mentors who give them advice to equip them for adulthood; Education: Suitability of education/vocational training for the labor market. There is limited access to secondary schools and alternative forms of education are lacking. There is also a need for life skills training in the education curriculum. At present, students are trained just to pass exams; Inequality/regional disparity: There is inequality in many fields, and often this has a regional aspect. Youth in certain geographical regions are marginalized, with restricted access to opportunities that are available to other young persons. In urban areas, poor youth and those living in slum areas have severely limited access to services and opportunities; Society’s attitude towards youth: Youth face discrimination purely on the grounds of age. This is legitimatized by beliefs such as wisdom only comes with age, and that youth is merely a transition period. Society also perceives youth as irresponsible and troublemakers. This perception may contribute to difficulty in obtaining credit; Expectations of youth: Society’s expectations of young people are not very clear. A gap in expectations has opened between what parents and older generations expect of youth on the one hand, and the expectations of youth themselves (influenced by their peers, and the media, etc.). Society’s expectations of youth may overshadow personal expectations and overwhelm youth. There is also an assumption that white-collar jobs are best and little encouragement is offered to youth to take up blue-collar jobs; Displacement: Especially in slum areas, the demolition of homes has displaced many youths. Others were rendered homeless by the politically inspired ethnic clashes around election time in the 1990s. Homes on proposed road routes, close to power lines and railway tracks are being demolished. The social consequences, both short and long term, of such displacement are severe; Policies: Gaps in, and unsuitability of, existing policy can be cited, along with important problems of implementation. Absence of youth participation in actual decision-making or implementation of policies affecting them was also cited. Youth are merely used as tokens in the policy formulation process; Corruption: Corruption can be cited as one of the major risk factors affecting youth. It results in unequal access to resources. It is especially cited as a problem when youth are trying to establish businesses. Those who lack money to bribe have difficulty in getting assistance to set up their businesses; Transition: Kenya is undergoing transition in many areas and this affects youth particularly. For example, there is a transition from an agrarian to an information based society, yet knowledge is not keeping up with the changes. Changes in social expectations are also resulting in confusion. Children are obliged to take on the roles of adults when households are decimated by HIV/AIDS. The influence and support of the extended family is also declining; Choice of Role Models: Negative role models tend to be elevated. There is a dearth of positive models for leadership roles, exacerbated by the negative and corrupt image of leaders projected by the media. Parents, too, may often present negative role models in alcoholism and violence. The media glorifies negative role models, such as drug barons and advertisements for alcohol glamorize risky behavior.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize transfers to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Nyamira Missionaries Cultural Devel KVDA/STV/08A
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1/08/2020 - 22/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Cultural
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• Weaving • Art work • Women training on self-awareness and confidence building • Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management • Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership • Home visits and topical discussion 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

The project is located in Nyaramba of Nyamira County in the predominantly Gusii community The volunteers have an opportunity to touch base with the host community while at the same time seizing the opportunity to see what nature provides with serenity and circumstance. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

VISION: To be the best cultural performers and handicraft makers in Kenya MISSION: To create an environment where personal and cultural change that support each other in the context of community. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1. To establish a presence of a successful suppler of soapstone carvings, clay and wooden artifacts locally and internationally. 2. To gain a substantial market share of the artifacts and cultural performance and tourist centre at local and international level. 3. To run orphanage home to cater for orphans and children from poor families for their shelter, food and education. 4. To engage into community development for empowering women and youth for them to be self-reliant in generating income and being in touch with socio-political realities in the country and at international level. 5. To engage into voluntary services at local and international level with interested organizations who have common objectives with our organizations to improves living standards of human beings across the world. BACKGROUND Nyamira missionaries was founded and registered with social development in 2002 in Kenya. The organization is located at Nyaramba -Nyamira County in South Nyanza Region of Kenya. The organization consists of 137 members consisting men, women, youth who vary the age of 18 years to even 80 years. The organization has the office at Nyaramba market in Nyamira county about 10 km from Nyamira town on way to Ikonge town ship center. The organization is managed is managed by executive committee that consists of chairperson, vice chairperson, the secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer and 5 members.

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project. THEME: Entrepreneurship skills training SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES -To train women on entrepreneurship skills and financial management -To empower men, women and community leaders on leadership -To build capacity of women on life skills and self-confidence ACTIVITIES -Women training on self-awareness and confidence building -Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management -Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership TARGET GROUPS Activity 1: Young women aged 18 - 35 Activity 2: Young women aged 18 - 35 Activity 3: Young women aged 18 – 35 - Men aged 18-35 - Community leaders 35+ METHODS: Energizers, group discussions, group presentations, audio, videos, site visits, testimonies INDICATORS Objective 1: a) Number of women have increased knowledge on entrepreneurship skills and financial management; b) Number of women have started their own business Objective 2: a) number of women and man having skills on leadership; b) number of women competing for leadership positions; c) number of women who are participating in community meeting Objective 3: a) number of speeches to women in the community; b) number of women taking local leadership roles in the community
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will provide airport transfers to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Nyamanche Primary School KVDA/STV/08B
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1/08/2020 - 22/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
20 volunteers
8 Male / 12 female still needed
Manual Work
Educational
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• School construction • Teaching primary school pupils • Tree planting • Stones collection and pathways clearing • Sensitization of the community on the side effects of FGM • Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

Accomodation and food

• Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

Nyamanche is located deep into the heartland of the Kuria culture along the Kenya and Tanzania border on the South West Kenya. Project location is ideal for volunteers who are keen to grasp knowledge on the legendary Kuria community whose members are found both in Kenya and Tanzania. KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information. Below please find the outline of the tours offered: -3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park -4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve -4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project. In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Project hosted by

Nyamanche Primary School started the year 1981 as a Government School. The School supports children from the neighbouring villages. It consists of 600 (six hundred) pupils, 350 girls and 250 boys. The school has 12 teachers, 1 female and 11 male. It has 10 classrooms, 2 offices and 1 kitchen. The school has good academic record in the County. MOTTO; “Strive for Excellence” OBJECTIVES 1. To mould future leaders 2. Maintain high discipline 3. To reduce illiteracy level in the Community 4. Create platform for volunteerism. CHALLENGES • Cultural practice such as female genital mutilation • Poor sanitation • Lack of funds to facilitate the proposed development projects • Dependency on external assistance • Poor utilization of available resources

Meeting point

International Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi located in Nairobi Kindly note that there will be a KVDA staff member waiting for you with a pager with your full names We advise volunteers against taking taxis within the airport but in the unlikely event of delays please contact KVDA through the mobile telephone number provided

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THEME: GENDER SENSITIVITY: FOCUS ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) • Female genital mutilation is a strong tradition in this community. It is illegal. But still more than one third of the women are circumcised and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut. • The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the deep devoutness the priests do not have enough power over the souls. • FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and tradition in certain groups. • The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to womanhood, “purity” for marriage and basically a wish to control women sexually. In certain areas the survival and fertility of the local community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as “unmarriageable” and become outcasts. • It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will be required to liaise with other Non-Governmental organizations like Red Cross in creation of awareness to the community.
Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal KVDA will organize airport transfers and to and from Kenya Languages spoken English
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