MARIANNE CENTRE

Mutarakwa - Kenya - Projet permanent

Education

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 250 EUR de frais de participation
  • CIVS/MLTV-09/19

Description

There are around 2.9 million individuals with various forms of mental disabilities in Kenya. These Kenyans face many obstacles in their daily lives since many communities still consider mental disability an ailment caused by witchcraft and black magic. These individuals are more than capable of developing useful skills given adequate support. The current education system is unable to support young adults who have mental disabilities since they cannot enroll in an ordinary secondary school and are often too old to attend primary schools. Marianne Center Foundation began in 2010 to help individuals with disabilities aged 16 to 50 years. Marianne is a vocational training center that offers support for these individuals and their families. There are around 40 Kenyans enrolled in this center who have different disabilities including Autism and Down syndrome. The students are divided and grouped into classes depending on their abilities so that they are trained on important vocational skills such as beadwork, baking, farming, activities of daily living (ADL) among others. The mission of this organization is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to be self-reliant and easily integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

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Partenaire

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

Travail

Assisting in teaching of various subjects such as Mathematics, Language, writing and computer lessons Promoting core activities such as such as drawing, sewing, bead-work and gardening Running activities of daily living such as cleaning, personal hygiene etc Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports and nature walks Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students

Logement & Nourriture

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project site where they will have their own rooms and will get basic meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Emplacement & Temps libre

The project is located in Mutarakwa, Limuru, Kiambu County 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.

Nécessaire

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.

Notes Supplémentaires

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