KAYA KINONDO ECOTOURISM PROJECT
Ukunda, Kwale District - Kenya
Environnement - Culturel
- Volontariat International
- 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 2 volontaires
- Adulte | 18-99 ans
- 250 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: CIVS/MLTV-10/19
Coastal Kenya has sacred forests called Kayas. These pockets are made up of forests 10 to 400 hectares found in the Kwale, Kilifi and Malindi districts of Coast Province and owe their existence directly to the cultural beliefs and history of the nine Coastal Mijikenda ethnic groups. Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project is a pilot project that seeks to initiate and test the viability of ecotourism as a means of linking conservation to tangible social and economic benefits of local community. This conservation and development group started with the aim of coordinating conservation and developmental activities in the area. All incomes of the project go towards maintenance of the Kaya, cultural ceremonies, community projects such as schools and water projects. Finally, through a financial services association established by the community as part of the project, the project gave loans to community groups and individuals within the area to initiate income generating micro projects. THE MINIMUM DURATION OF THIS PROJECT IS ONE MONTH. You can choose when you start and leave the project.
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.
The volunteers will engage in the following: Provide assistance to project management regarding improvement of ecotourism activities and microfinance Support the Marketing of Kaya Kinondo Ecotourism Project on social media Assist in survey and assessment of Kaya ecosystems General cleaning of the project site
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will live together with a host family where they will get basic meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Emplacement & Temps libre
The project is located in Ukunda, Kwale District of Kenya. Tours and Safari: 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 Masai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
Orientation: There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction. 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. What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary.
Participation fee: 250€ for the 1st month, 200€ per month for a volunteering period of 2 months and longer. The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full. It covers Airport transfers, 3-day orientation seminar, Introduction to the city, Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration, Coordination and office support. Volunteers who apply for this project will be invited to participate to a « session de préparation au départ ». During this session, many things will be discussed as the volunteering projects, your fears and motivations, the intercultural shock, some practical aspects, ect.