KHALABA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Mumias District, Kakamega County of Kenya - Kenya - Chantier court terme
- Chantier International
- 05-01-2019 - 26-01-2019
- 20 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 265 EUR de frais de participation
Khalaba Community Development Group is a community-based organization located in Mumias district in the Western Province of Kenya. The group was formed with the aim of improving the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children within the Khalaba community and its environs, so that they will be able to take care of themselves. The group is running a local orphanage school, which is visited by 10 orphans and 16 widows. The orphans and widows are being supported through the sales of maize produced from their small farm. This caters for the orphans’ basic needs i.e. food, clothing and shelter. The widows also get support from various groups under the Khalaba Community Development Group. The main purpose of the group is to mobilize the community and self-help groups to participate in grassroots efforts in poverty eradication.
The Centre For International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. It pursues 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”. CIVS believes that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while they support, guide and mentor their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services. CIVS achieves these aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service and Community Development.
Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables Sensitization awareness on HIV/AIDS Brick making for constructing the project’s school Exchange programs i.e. debates in school Assisting with the work in the hospital Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies subjects Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children
Logement & Nourriture
Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. The volunteers can visit Kisumu city and have the opportunity to see Lake Victoria, Maasai market,
Emplacement & Temps libre
The volunteers can visit Kisumu city and have the opportunity to see Lake Victoria, Maasai market, Kisumu Museum. The volunteers will also have the possibility to visit Kakamega rainforest, which is about one hour drive from Kisumu. CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park, entry, accommodation and tour guiding. Safari dates: 27th –29th January 2019 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve, 340 Euro
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc. All volunteers who want to participate in this project will be invited to attend the preparation session (le week-end de préparation au départ) organised by Solidarités Jeunesses before their departure.