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country Kenya: BADILISHA ECO-VILLAGE CIVS/MLTV-21/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
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Agricultural
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 Permaculture which generally involves farm work activities like digging, weeding, slashing, mulching and clearing of bushes in the project’s farm  Teaching of mathematics, English and creative arts subject in the school  Assisting with general cleaning to the old and sick  Weeding, slashing and clearing of bushes  Soil conservation and planting of trees in the nearby schools  Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers

Location and leisure

This project will not be available during the months of April, August and December. However, the volunteer will join alternative projects then resume after the school holidays.

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Badilisha means “change” in Swahili. Badilisha Eco Village aims to bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS, lack of education among other pressing issues. It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, people care and share of surplus. It is a model farm, or epicentre, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development. Badilisha successfully hosted a Permaculture Development Course in March 2011 and aims to become an International Permaculture Center. There is a primary school also within the project which was established with an overall objective of providing education to the children around the community. The project’s main aim is promote and demonstrate sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 75 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: ST. VIANNEY ACADEMY CIVS/MLTV-26/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Educational
3 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
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 Assisting in preparation and serving of meals.  Provision of nursing and health education services  Assisting in provision of basic education to the children (mathematics, English, science and computer studies)  Training children in sports, music, poems and dancing  Painting and drawing activities to help in development of creativity in the children  Taking care of the younger children as well as playing with them.  Taking care of domestic animals like cattle, chicken and pigs.  Offering guidance services to children.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated within the project and all meals will be provided

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Vianeey Academy and Children Centre provides education and feeding program to children aged 3-14 years. The children are from low income families, orphans, from single parents and others have disabilities and special needs. The Centre was established in 2016, this came as a result of the founders great passion to help the needy children, love for the children and selfless heart to help the needy. His mission is to go all over the country and reach the needy children, work with the young women and youth to establish a community college where they can learn skills to empower themselves and support their families. In his mission he realized that, most children in Rodi area are orphans, other had dropped out of school and others were left out as they dint conform to the set pass marks in various schools, he was challenged by this and it geared him to establishing a Centre where these children can get quality education to equip them for their future lives. The Centre has opened its doors to all children where they can get access to medical facility which is a challenge In Rodi as people hardly access a medical facility therefore leading to high death rates and also high cost of attaining medication. Vianeey academy and children Centre is a democratic Centre that aims at providing quality education to the children through professional teaching and acquisition of books for the children, provision of recreation activities where the children can discover their talents at a tender age, provision feeding program as some of the families can barely afford meals in a day.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: AJELIGWA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROU CIVS/MLTV-28/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Educational
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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 Assisting in working on the project’s farm and in the community farms  Assisting in teaching the kindergarten children  Playing with the children  Teaching the community something new  Assisting in creation and maintenance of a website and promotion of project activities

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated in a host family in the project. Three meals will be provided in a day.

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Ajeligwa Community Development group that was established in the year 2009 to offer personal development to the poor people in the community. The group is comprised of 6 members who are involved in small projects like poultry keeping, beadwork carried out by by women, Early Childhood education for orphans and vulnerable children and small scale agriculture. There are 50 chicken for income generation, the small kindergarten has 10 children and two teachers, while the farm has vegetables and animal feeds. The group also has a borehole for water selling. Life in this project is simple and in a local village with little facilities due to low living standards and poverty. In the year 2011 the group received a grant from National Aids Council to conduct testing and Counselling of patients. The reached about 650 people who afterwards received help.

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CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee of 340 Euros charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: AHERO RESOURCE CENTRE CIVS/MLTV-01/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Kids
Agricultural
Manual Work
3 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
Kids
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 Working in the Model Farm of the center and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc.  Assisting in taking care of the Poultry  Assisting in training computer and work preparedness to the youth  General maintenance like construction, painting  Tree planting and maintenance  Supporting promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities  Assisting in the preparation and Serving of meals to the children  Assisting in general care giving services for the children  Developing age appropriate games and playing with the children to promote the health of the children.  Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc.  Assisting in cleaning of the facilities used by the children e.g. the classes

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a volunteers’ house in the project site. There will be a cook throughout to prepare the local meals.The houses have water and electricity. Every volunteer will be required to bring with them a sleeping bag. Kindly pay attention to the things you should bring to make your accommodation more comfortable. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided throughout the project duration. Only locally available foodstuffs are used for cooking.

Location and leisure

The volunteer can visit Kisumu city which is about 30km from Ahero Resource Centre and do Boat Ride at the famous Lake Victoria

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The Ahero Resource Centre is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Centre serves as a One-Stop-Shop, offering a variety of services to the local community. The centre is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Early childhood Education and Information Computer Technology (ICT) & work preparedness skills. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Tree Nursery and Poultry Farm, fish pond that provide practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program. Computer and work preparedness training is complemented with an equipped computer center. The kindergarten has 2 teachers and 75 children who are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The Ahero Resource Centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 150 school-going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the centre in order to improve their concentration and school performance. The centre’s facilities have been modified to accommodate physically disabled participants hence its doors are open to such people.

Requirements

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc. We also welcome donation of laptops to this project
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 75 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: HOLY FAMILY ORIANG HEALTH CENTRE CIVS/MLTV-24/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
3 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
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 Assisting the medical staff in the dispensary  Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients.  Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information  Preparing and updating of records in the hospital  Providing advice and emotional support to patients  Community mobilization programs

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.

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Holy Family Oriang Health Centre is a non-profit health institution of the Catholic Diocese of Homabay. Established in 1994 it has been providing quality, accessible and affordable health care to the community in the area. The center offers health services like outpatient and inpatient, deliveries, Maternal Child Health care (MCH), comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS patients, community health education and laboratory services. The main goal of the centre is to provide or facilitate the provision of quality, efficient and effective healthcare services to the community. The Centre has opened its doors to all HIV/AIDS patients in the area where they can get access to medical services under a comprehensive Care Package. The patients receive free testing, counseling and medicine. The staff also goes to the villages to reach to many people who are unable to afford to reach the health centre for treatment. This is because most people hardly afford to seek for healthcare services mainly due to stigma therefore leading to high death rates.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 63 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: TUMAINI FUND FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPME CIVS/MLTV-25/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
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 Data entry and organization in the computer and expanding the projects database  Monitoring and evaluation of how loans disbursed is used by small scale businesses within the local community  Micro finance which includes looking for donors and funds to support the organization  Implementation of reports as profit and losses and the improvement the administration processes by organizing a proper filing system  Working activities outside the office as visiting small-scale business members all around Nairobi suburbs

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live with a host family near the project site. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.

Location and leisure

This project is available throughout the year

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The Tumaini Fund for Economic Development International (TFEDI) is a Non-Governmental Organization that aims at providing financial and technical advice to people in order to reduce poverty and thus create income for the needy through micro-finance initiatives. TFEDI started in February 2005. The project offers workshops and trainings for the community to improve business management skills and enhance development at a micro enterprise level. The organization has been able to generate funds from their members which they use to cater for the needs of the vulnerable members of the society by supporting to acquire basic enterprenual skills in managing small scale businesses. Micro-Finance clearly has a role to play in the fight against HIV/AIDS as it contributes to strengthening a household safety net. Micro-Finance cannot by itself change the face of HIV/AIDS. It can help ease the financial and other burdens of those living with HIV/AIDS and can help to promote behavior change.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: MSICHANA EMPOWERMENT KURIA CIVS/MLTV-22/20:
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Manual Work
4 volunteers (2Male / 1female still needed)
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 Engaging in capacity building programs on sexual health  Developing age appropriate games for the children of different age groups  Providing guidance and canceling to teenage girls  Teaching children how to speak read and write  Assisting in Writing reports and documentation for the project  Participating in annual campaigns and community events

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family close to the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.

Location and leisure

The project is located in a rural environment about 2 hours drive from Kakamega Rainforest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City

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Msichana is Swahili word for girl. Msichana Empowerment Kuria project was initiated in 2013, with the main aim of ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful cultural practices. It was also to support access to fundamental human rights of girls and young women in the Kuria community in South Western Kenya. With the hope of empowering girls and young women in accessing their fundamental human rights, the group is involved in the following activities:  Supporting an after school program for a Children’s Rights Based literacy story telling program for children 8 to 14 years aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and talents.  Facilitating structured community dialogues for young men and girls.  Organizing annual marches and community events.  Providing the girls with an empowering experience with an emphasis on impact of the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation

Meeting point

When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. However, if a volunteer will arrives on another date, we can still organize for a full orientation.

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CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.

Requirements

The project welcomes all volunteers who are motivated to join, however volunteers with qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, Programing are needed more by the project. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: CIVS COMMUNITY SERVICE CIVS/MLTV-09/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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Depending on your skills and area of interest, you can help us to improve our online appearance, specifically in two areas: 1. Website design (improving/ redesigning the CIVS Kenya website) 2. Social Media Management (CIVS activities on Facebook, Twitter, CIVS website)

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site where they will get breakfast and dinner.

Location and leisure

Host family, Nairobi, BuruBuru

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CIVS Kenya is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. We pursue an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Kenyan communities under the maxim “DEVELOPMENT BY PEOPLE”. We believe that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while CIVS supports guides and mentors their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 75 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: KINNA CATHOLIC DISPENSARY CIVS/MLTV-30/20
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1/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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 Assisting the medical staff in the dispensary  Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients  Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information  Preparing and updating of records in the hospital  Providing advice and emotional support to patients  Community mobilization programs

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a host family in Buruburu near the CIVS office. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.

Location and leisure

This project will be available throughout the year.

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Kinna Catholic Dispensary was started in the year 2001 by the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Isiolo-Kenya. The dispensary is located in the arid region of the border between Meru and Isiolo Counties of Kenya. The facility serves both Christians and Muslims from the two counties. The dispensary was established to provide clinical support services to people in the poor people of the local area. Most of the people served by the health facility are below poverty level and hence the church has been the sanctuary, safe place and a shelter for them (both Christians and Muslims). Most of the patents are from the Pastoral communities of Isiolo County. It serves with the main objective of increasing patients’ follow up programs, offering school health programs and to helping the inaccessible areas attain curative supportive and preventive services. The facility lacks sufficient medical equipment and staff to reach out to more people.

Additional comments

CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee of 340 Euros charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park, entry, accommodation and tour guiding.

Requirements

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 100 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: AHERO PEEK PERFOMERS CIVS/MLTV-07/20
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1/01/2020 - 23/10/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Sport
Art
3 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Sport
Art
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 Assisting in training sessions for physical fitness at a gym facility  Assisting in offering physical exercise to students in schools and identifying talents  Assisting in offering general health education on nutrition and non-communicable diseases  Capacity building and community outreach  Promotion of project activities on online platforms

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accommodated in a host family closer to the project. Three meals will be provided in a day. The Capacity building and community outreach activity will sometimes require traveling other places by public bus and the volunteer will require to cover his/her own fares.

Location and leisure

Volunteers participating in this project can visit lots of places such as Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, Kakamega Rainforest among others

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Ahero Peek Performers is a fitness and lifestyle project that was established in April 2019 to offer fitness and nutritional help to the local people. The project is designed to help members in achieving respective health and fitness goals, where they pay a small fee to run the project. The group is made up of about 6 young people who engage the locals in health and fitness activities that are effective, timely and regular and tailored to individual’s unique needs. The project has a gym and aerobics facility with equipment and is engaged in activities like Fitness training, weight loss, nutrition counselling, school outreach to recruit young talented children, offering health education to schools and community on health living and avoiding non-communicable diseases. In few occasions, the project also offers physiotherapy sessions to patients. To do this the trainer record individual health related information like blood pressure, weight and BMI. On average, 20 people most of whom are female attend the sessions daily. The project would like to have volunteers who either are experts in fitness and nutrition or just motivated in engaging the people in body workouts.

Meeting point

When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. However, if a volunteer will arrives on another date, we can still organize for a full orientation.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.

Requirements

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: SAFISHA AFRICA SCHOOL CIVS/MLTV-31/20:
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14/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Educational
4 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
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 Assisting teachers in writing lessons on the blackboard for the children  Assisting in teaching children to write and pronounce words  Assisting children in counting numbers for basic mathematics  Playing with the children  Telling stories of a different country to the children so as to motivate them  Teaching young teenage girls about personal sanitation and health

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family around Buruburu or Sosian Estate. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the family while lunch will be served in school.

Location and leisure

Volunteers staying in this project will have an opportunity to visit Nairobi central district, giraffe centre, Nairobi National Park among other place

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Safisha Africa School is a junior school that was established in 2010 by a Kenyan teacher. It is focussed to providing education to the poor and vulnerable children around Mowlem in Nairobi’s Eastlands area. The school is dedicated to provide free lunch, books, access to medical care, school shoes and uniforms to the children who are either orphans or come from poor families however some children who are able pay something for school fees are allowed to do so. The school runs from baby class to grade 6 has a total of 250 children majority being girls. The children are from the age of 3 years to 13 years old with a staff comprising of 4 teachers hence the need of assistance from volunteers. All the children have been trained to speak English fluently hence easy to interact with anyone who visits them. Since its establishment, 4000 children have benefited from the school. The school is also involved in feeding program, street child rescue and empowerment of young girls from the slums in Eastlands Nairobi.

Meeting point

We will meet the volunteers join this project at the Airport. Please provide us with you arrival information in order to organise for your pick up
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 50 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: ST. MICHAEL DAY CARE AND RESCUE CEN CIVS/MLTV-02/20
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22/07/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Kids
Educational
4 volunteers (0Male / 1female still needed)
Kids
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 Assisting in the preparation of meals and feeding of the children  Developing age appropriate sports activities to promote the physical health of the children  Developing in and out-door extra-curricular activities to develop creativity of the children  Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will stay in a host family within the project site. The host family will provide meals.

Location and leisure

The project is located in the coastal region. There are plenty of leisure activities such as going to the beach, visiting Ukunda town, visiting the coastal forest or Shimba Hills National Park as well as Mombasa town.

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Established in 2013, St. Michaels Day Care and Rescue Centre is an institution for the preschool aged children and young girls who have been rescued from streets of Ukunda. Many of the parents find themselves away from their homes the entire day in the quest for food, water and work and are not able to afford to pay house helps to take care of their children while they are at their work places. The centre takes care of about 15 children whose parents have low-income jobs or are unemployed mostly of whom have semi-permanent jobs. The centre also supports 8 young girls who have been left homeless and abandoned by their families. While they are away searching for semi-permanent jobs, the project provides a safe place for their small children by providing meals and basic education. Since the target group is quite poor and due to the scarcity of foodstuffs, many of the children at the center find their only meal of the day there.

Meeting point

When you are booking your flight, please make sure that your arrival is at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. However, if a volunteer will arrives on another date, we can still organize for a full orientation.

Additional comments

CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.

Requirements

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 55 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: MAKONGENI YOUTH GROUP CIVS/MLTV-03/20
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6/08/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Environmental
3 volunteers (1Male / 2female still needed)
Environmental
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 Environmental conservation which include tree planting and village clean ups  Bee keeping  Preparation of tree nurseries  Beads and bracelets making and introducing the idea to the kids at the local schools as stewardship of the project in future.  Conservation of mangrove trees in the Kaya Kinondo Forest  Permaculture/sustainable farming, gardening and food security  General maintenance of the areas around the project Assisting in care giving services to children

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live with a host family in the project site. The host family will provide breakfast lunch and dinner.

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The Makongeni youth group is a non-political and religious registered as a self-help group under the social service department in 2010 found in Kwale County, Msambweni Sub-county Kinondo Ward. The group’s main goal is to empower and engage youth from the community to participate in community development and give them opportunity to participate in a process of improving their ability to express their interest, participate in capacity building activities and improve their wellbeing. Since its inception the group has been involved in community projects such as the creation and maintenance of a computer learning centre and a free studying room, strengthening the confidence of the youth and their work, developing general skills, building character and promoting citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism as well as promoting healthy lifestyle of the youth and community members. The group has a Poultry unit for rearing of chicken specifically to solve income related problems affecting families and the youth of the area in general. The group is also involved in environmental conservation activities in close coordination with other environmental conservation groups: i.e. Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, Baraka Conservation Group and Mikoko Pamoja project. Furthermore the group is also involved in permaculture at Makongeni School where they provide training on the techniques of permaculture which are later applied to small farms and organic gardens.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 60 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: MIKULINZI COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CIVS/MLTV-29/20:
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17/08/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 250
4 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
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• Assisting to Co-coordinate and taking care of patients. • Assisting to take patients samples, pulses and temperature information. • Preparing and updating records in the hospital. • Providing advice and emotional support to patients. • Assisting the medical staff in the nursing home.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family, which is about 20 minutes drive to the project. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the host family while lunch will be provided at the project.

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Mikulinzi Community Hospital is a private community health facility that was established by a Kenyan Doctor. Having been approved to operate from 2014, the facility is registered by Kenya medical practitioners and dentist board. The nursing home has been providing care and treatment to the people in the poor community of Mowlem, Saika and Dandora. It offers services including outpatient and inpatient, laboratory services, minor surgeries, pharmacy services, antenatal services and child welfare clinic services. The facility serves an average of 20 patients per day. The facility has a total of 30 inpatient beds and 2 day care observation beds with a labor ward which caters for maternity services. Most of the people served by the nursing home live below the poverty level and therefore this facility has been of great help to the community as it provides healthcare services at a subsidized cost. With availability of funds, the hospital expects to establish a theater, radiology, ambulance and dental services.

Requirements

All volunteers participating in this project will be required to have training and experience in medicine or nursing and shall bring copies of relevant documents for proof.
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 18 - 50 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: MIWANI PRIMARY SCHOOL KVDA/STV/10A
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3/10/2020 - 24/10/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
Educational
Renovation
Kids
20 volunteers (8Male / 12female still needed)
Educational
Renovation
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• Teaching Mathematics, English & Social studies • Sports & games activities • Community meetings participation • Community development • Identifying weak students and focusing on their potential strengths • Translation of thematic focus of the project together with the local people

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

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

Meeting point

Designated arrival terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport situated in Nairobi

Additional comments

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