2018-08-09 to 2018-08-27
Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya ,Kenya
Center for International Voluntary Service
Aged between 18-99
Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya
Tujengane self Help Group, a non-profit initiative that is based on the community development which was started by joint youths in Mulundu village and its neighboring communities, due to increase in poverty and illiteracy among the youths in the village as a result of disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. Tujengane literally means ?build each other up? had a main objective of improving people?s lives in the community especially the vulnerable as well as linking the community with other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children, mistreated women, widows, widowers, men, people with disability and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They are aiming to build a healthy, transformed, and interactive society.
-Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables
-Exchange programs with the community members through home visits
-Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children
-Preparing and engaging in brick making for various youths so that they can sell and earn a living and support their families
-Digging farms and as well as harvesting for the elderly and widows
-Helping in construction of houses for widowers and the vulnerable families
-Organizing community outreach with community health volunteers for HIV/AIDS campaign awareness
-Planting of trees and taking part in the conservation of the environment
Accommodation and food:
Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
Location and leisure activities:
In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1-hour and 30-minute drive respectively from the project.
Nearest airport / terminal:
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed
Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include:
-Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
-Up to 3 nights? accommodation in Nairobi
-Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
-Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
-Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
-Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
-Certificate of participation for the volunteer
-All administrative costs
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 charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding.
Safari dates: 28th August- 30th August 2018
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 330 Euro
WHAT TO CARRY
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.