Cranes of Dago Thim Self Help Group

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Nyahera, Kisumu County - Kenya

Construction - Education

  • Chantier International
  • 05-01-2019 - 26-01-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 300 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: KVDA/STV/01A


Theme: Young Women Empowerment to improve the quality of youth work and volunteering. Historical Background The CRANES OF DAGO THIM SELF HELP GROUP (formerly known as KONYA AKONYI SELF HELP GROUP) was established in 1998 as a self-help group. The new name was registered in 2015, registration No. S/H/G NO. 947/015. It was also established to make an impact on the growing problem of vulnerable children, widows and orphans rights to sustainable development. This group is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the children and supporting the vulnerable, widows and orphans. Cranes of Dago Thim organizes routine trainings on farming for the widows and youths for sustainability projects. Vision: A Self-Sustainable Community Mission: To promote human values through advocacy and community out-reach programs, provide care and support to the vulnerable members of the community, Education/ financial support to the less fortunate members of the society, training widows and youths on IGA and development issues to enhance their opportunities to realize their full potential and capabilities. Core values: team work, honesty, equality, integrity, respect Governance and Leadership: Executive office: Composed of five (5) members elected at the annual general meeting. They include: The Chairman, The Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Assistant Secretary the work is to coordinates the day to day activities, source for resources and to supervises implementation of programs. Program Coverage: the geographical coverage is Nyahera Sub-location, North Kisumu Location, Nyahera Division, Kisumu County.



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.


PROJECT Activities: Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. Manual work and Intercultural activities: - teaching and playing with children - keeping Poultry for self-reliance - cattle farming-rearing cattle for re-sale and milk production - food crop farming with widows - fetching water for the elderly widows- - anti-jiggers program; eradication in Schools and the village - weaving beads with local people - home visits in the local community.

Logement & Nourriture

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. Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Emplacement & Temps libre

Volunteers could visit spectacular sites of interest within the local community or the neighbourhood towns and the decision would be made through by consensus among the volunteers on the project. There are plenty of opportunities to visit local places of interest and enjoy spectacular sites to behold in Kenyan countryside, lakes and forests. Don’t forget that Kenya is a major tourist destination famed with the wildlife and the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve is a fascination that every volunteer in Kenya should not miss and this opportunity is offered through the educational tours organized by KVDA at separate fees. LANGUAGE: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages as cultural diversity is a major component in international service.


You will need a sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others. KVDA is a non-Governmental organization with no public funding and we ask both the incoming and outgoing volunteers for the participation fees that contributes towards our administration costs. Our fees are uniform for Euros 300 for every project outlined in this program and that is all inclusive of the costs within the project that includes airport transfers, accommodation, transport to and from the project and meals during the project. WHAT IS NOT COVERED? Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants. KVDA work camp facilitator is present in all camps. (S)he is either a volunteer with work camp experience or an individual with deep affinity to youth work and community development. PROJECT DETAILED INFO SHEET: Will be sent to the volunteer sending organization as soon as the application is accepted by KVDA. After you are accepted to participate in this project, you will be invited to participate in a preparational meeting in France organised by Solidarités Jeunesses. Orientation: Will be done on 5th January 2019 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 6th January 2019