Kwale County, Coastal Region - Kenya - Projet permanent

Environnemental - Culturel

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 10 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 200 EUR de frais de participation
  • KVDA/MLTV2019/31


Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests is one of the projects of Kenya Voluntary Development Association under World Heritage Volunteers Program. It is found at the coast of Kenya, Kwale County, Msambweni constituency and in Kinondo location. This is found within two communities Mgwani and Chale. Kaya means home and Mijikenda means nine sub-tribes. The sub-tribes are Digo, Giriama, Duruma, Ribe, Kambe, Chonyi, Jibani, Kauma, and Rabai. It is one of eco-tourism center at the coast. This was started to preserve, protect and promote the cultural aspect of Digo community. This project is managed by a community based organization called Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project. Ngalahani sacred forest is another name for kaya Kinondo sacred forest. Project activities: The project offers the following services: community banking, conservation activities within the forest; eco-tourism activities within the forest.



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.  KVDA has since inception hosted over 50, 000 international volunteers to its community service development projects that have left indelible mark to efforts to enhance sustainable development.


Volunteer tasks:  To assist in coordination/review forums with community members  Conservation activities of the world heritage site;  Establish community banking structures;  Participate in program review meetings;  Capacity building for the project staff and members  Submit Project Report to KVDA

Logement & Nourriture

Home stay and the volunteer is entitled to private room but will share other amenities and meals with the host family. It is convenient for the volunteer to carry sleeping bag, mat and personal effects. KVDA has a memorandum of understanding with the host project regarding the project costs with appropriate procedures, checks and balances. Volunteers will be driven to the KVDA Residence situated in Karen suburb in Nairobi approximately 25 Kilometers away from the airport and that is where the volunteers will be accommodated ahead of their placement to the project. The residence is situated in the serene environment with amble space for recreation and spectacular setting as the inauguration of volunteering to make a difference in the world. Water is available at the hosting house from springs and it is important to preserve water at all times due to its scarcity and cooperation with the hosts will be highly appreciated  There are no washing machines in the institution and the volunteer will be guided on how to wash clothes

Emplacement & Temps libre

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is the port of arrival and KVDA will designate a driver for the airport pick up. Kenya is replete with a lot of interesting and natural spectacular sites of interest that would capture the imagination of volunteers. From the tour to the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve to visits to local community beholding sights, the volunteers have the previledge to make choices that would fundamentally make the difference. The project also offers a perfect opportunity for people who enjoy being close to nature and are interested in the spectacular setting that traditional way of living in the heartland of the African culture would enrich your cultural heritage


Volunteers are accepted to join this project at any time of the year and should arrive in Kenya on 20th day of the month. The duration of placement is flexible depending on the availability of the volunteer  2-day orientation seminar will be done on the 21st and 22nd of every month

Notes Supplémentaires

Participation fee: The project participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to the cover costs stipulated for the entire duration of the project. Monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers accepted on MLTV project for one month will pay Euros 300 for the one month placement. What is included in the participation fee?  Return transfers from the airport  Full board at the project (Accommodation and meals provided at the project)  Orientation, evaluation and monitoring  Volunteer mentorship What is not included in the participation fee?  Travel to and from the project. The volunteer will be required to pay for the bus tickets  Refreshments outside the project  Air ticket  Excursion  Visa and Insurance  Local travel  Personal effects