AHERO RESOURCE CENTRE
Ahero town, Kisumu County - Kenya - Projet permanent
Work with kids - Agriculture
- Volontariat International
- 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 2 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 250 EUR de frais de participation
The Ahero Resource Center is located in Ahero, Kisumu County. The Ahero Resource Center started by CIVS is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with training facility, which provides capacity-building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and providing venue for community groups meeting. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School i.e. a model Farm which encompasses a Greenhouse, open farm and Poultry house that provide practical examples of modern farming practices. The Ahero Resource Center is also equipped with comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. The center runs an Early Childhood Education Program for 45 children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The children receive free education, meals and stationary. There is a Safe house in the center that is expected to provide temporary accommodation to the people who are facing perceived danger. Also, the construction of a Computer ICT centre is currently ongoing and it’s expected to offer training in information technology to the youth in order to increase their employability. From time to time depending with the availability of funds, 30 school going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. The construction of two water kiosks in the wider area connected with the borehole will improve accessibility to clean and safe water in the community significantly.
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. CIVS achieves this aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service (IVS) and Community Development.
Working in the Model Farm of the center and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc. Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community 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 Teaching computers to local youths Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc Assisting in cleaning of the facilities used by the children e.g. the classes.
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.
Emplacement & Temps libre
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 Maasai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction and project placement. 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. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Participation fee: 250€ for 1 month / 200€ per month when the project lasts at least 2 months. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid upfront or upon arrival in full. The fee paid covers the following services: Airport transfers 3-day orientation seminar Introduction to the city Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration Coordination and office support