Climate Change

Ebuyangu Junction in Vihiga County (Kenya) and Pemba Island, Zanzibar (Tanzania) - Kenya - Chantier court terme

Environnemental - Culturel

  • Volontariat International
  • 16-07-2019 - 17-08-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 400 EUR de frais de participation
  • KVDA/UV.A

Description

This workcamp is organised by two partner orgtanisations in Kenya and in Tanzania and the workcamps will take place in both countries - 2 weeks in Kenya and 2 weeks in Tanzania. 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

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Partenaire

This project is orgabnised by both partners of Solidarités Jeunesses - KVDA in Kenya and UVIKIUTA in Tanazania. Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) is an indigenous, non-political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under the Societies’ Act. In 1993, KVDA was registered as a Non-Governmental organization by the establishment of the NGOs Coordination Act. UVIKIUTA is a Youth organization that values volunteerism as a tool for sustainable development. The organization was established in 1980s to respond to the needs of young women and men to raise their living standards through developing and enhancing social and economic capacities. Our goal is to contribute to build sustainable and self-reliant communities through providing holistic experience that broaden minds, expand horizons and empower young people and their communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Travail

Manual work and Intercultural activities : ggro 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.

Logement & Nourriture

The volunteers will have simple accommodation and food will be prepared by cooking teams constituted out of the volunteers.

Emplacement & Temps libre

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.

Nécessaire

The participation fee is 200€ for Kenya and 200€ for Tanzania. All volunteers who will participate in this project will be invited to attend the preparation session organised by Solidarités Jeunesses before their departure.