Epang’a primary School

Luanda, Vihiga County - Kenya - Chantier court terme

Education

  • Chantier International
  • 03-08-2019 - 24-08-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 300 EUR de frais de participation
  • KVDA/STV/08D

Description

Project overview Epang’a Primary School was founded in 1928, by community members who valued education after being challenged by the Missionaries who had settled at Kima Mission Station. It is a two-streamed mixed primary school. It is thus an old educational institution which without doubt, has for decades positively contributed to the general development of the people of this community and beyond. It is a bridge of hope many have crossed to make the entire society to be what it looks like today and to that effect, we find it quite abnormal to just watch it go down to ruins as History and the future generations may judge us harshly in the name of justice. The school buildings which sprung up rapidly in a feat to run away from temporary and semi-permanent structures in 1970’s were poorly planned and the workmanship was very much wanting. The ratio of the mixture of sand and cement was so poor that within 19 years, most of the buildings had become so risky for habitation. One of the blocks in March 2005 was heavily brought down by storms; thank God children were not in school then. The Ministry of Public Health moved swiftly and condemned all the 15 classrooms in March 2005. From March 2005, a lot of effort has been made by the community members and very many other stakeholders to provide classrooms for the children. We have got a lot of support from the Government through CDF (Constituency Development Fund). The Ministry of Education and Luanda Town Council, KVDA (Kenya Voluntary Development Association), Bamburi Cement Factory, Former M.P. Honourable Kenneth Marende, the current M.P. Honourable Chris Omulele, Member of Country Assembly, Administrators (Assistant Chief and Chief), friends and well-wishers from all walks of life. The School has a population of over 800 pupils with improved classrooms constructed and connection to the national electricity grid

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Partenaire

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.

Travail

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. Manual work and Intercultural activities: Tree planting Creating awareness on HIV /AIDS Outreach activities on health issues in conjunction with community based organizations Home visits and inter-cultural learning

Logement & Nourriture

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people 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. The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. 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

Luanda, Vihiga County

Nécessaire

What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others