• Playing with children
• Sand harvesting
• Sensitization on the effects of female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the children, parents and the entire community
• Empowering the vulnerable in society with focus on children
• Promotion of safe male circumcision
• Home visits to the orphans and the vulnerable in society
• Inter-cultural education to foster global cooperation
Accomodation and food
• The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers with 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 at the project and solar energy in case of power outages and the volunteers can charge electric appliances at the project.
Location and leisure
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.
Project hosted by
St. Theresa Mabera Primary School was registered on 3rd September 2018.
The School is situated in Mabera Township along the Migori to Isebania Road, Taraga location, Mabera Sub County of Migori County in South West Kenya.
The School is mixed day school for boys and girls located predominantly among the Kuria community that is among marginalized ethnic communities in Kenya.
The school has a population of 187 pupils; 96 boys and 91 girls.
The School has 8 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff members
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport .Kindly provide full flight details to facilitate airport transfers on arrival to Kenya
THEME: THEME: Girl child education
• Girls’ education goes beyond getting girls into school. It is also about ensuring that girls learn and feel safe while in school; complete all levels of education with the skills to effectively compete in the labor market; learn the socio-emotional and life skills necessary to navigate and adapt to a changing world; make decisions about their own lives; and contribute to their communities and the world.
• Girls’ education is a strategic development priority. Better educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers. All these factors combined can help lift households, communities, and nations out of poverty.
• According to UNESCO estimates, 130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa— will never enter a classroom.
• Poverty remains the most important factor for determining whether a girl can access an education. For example, in Nigeria, only 4 percent of poor young women in the North West zone can read, compared with 99 percent of rich young women in the South East. Studies consistently reinforce that girls who face multiple disadvantages — such as low family income, living in remote or underserved locations, disability or belonging to a minority ethno-linguistic group — are farthest behind in terms of access to and completion of education.
• Violence also negatively impacts access to education and a safe environment for learning. For example, in Haiti, recent research highlights that one in three Haitian women (ages 15 to 49) has experienced physical and/or sexual violence, and that of women who received money for sex before turning 18 years old, 27 percent reported schools to be the most common location for solicitation.
• Child marriage is also a critical challenge. Child brides are much more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer years of education than their peers who marry later. This affects the education and health of their children, as well as their ability to earn a living. According to a recent report, more than 41,000 girls under the age of 18 marry every day and putting an end to the practice would increase women’s expected educational attainment, and with it, their potential earnings. According to estimates, ending child marriage could generate more than $500 billion in benefits annually each year
• Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence, and fragility. The WBG has joined with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral organization, the private sector, and donors to advance multi-sectoral approaches to overcome these challenges. Working together with girls and women, the WBG focus includes:
• Providing conditional cash transfers, stipends or scholarships;
• Reducing distance to school;
• Targeting boys and men to be a part of discussions about cultural and societal practices;
• Ensuring gender-sensitive curricula and pedagogies;
• Hiring and training qualified female teachers;
• Building safe and inclusive learning environments for girls and young women;
• Ending child/early marriage; and
• Addressing violence against girls and women
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