Muhudu Cultural Group
Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County of Kenya - Kenya - Projet permanent
- Chantier International
- 07-09-2019 - 25-09-2019
- 12 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 265 EUR de frais de participation
Muhudu Cultural Group, a non-profit organization registered as a Community based organization, is a community initiative that was formed to link the community through programs that meet the local needs and are community driven participatory in nature with gender valuation by empowering the community with appropriate skills and resources. They seek to bring positive change in the face of the community through other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community thereby trying to alleviate poverty. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being and improving the conditions of the orphans and vulnerable children, women projects, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They want to build and improve different sectors in the community such as health, education, agriculture, environmental protection, entrepreneurship, gender promotion and talent promotion. The group is involved in the following activities: Creating a sense of brotherhood, cooperation and cohesion amongst the people of the community Informing, educating and Create awareness in the community and all alike in matters/ideas that are helpful to them Advocacy on human rights such as Child abuse, Child neglect, women mistreatment and primary health care Engaging the community in capacity building for better food security and livelihood Micro finance capacity building through table banking in order to empower different people with specific project/ideas to improve their living standards Care and support for Orphans and vulnerable children through provision of their health and education needs. Supporting of a kindergarten for the orphans and vulnerable children.
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.
Environmental conservation practices such as clean up and planting of trees exercises in the nearby schools Extra-curricular activities and engaging with sports with the local community and school Home visit/cultural exchange so as to learn diverse cultures thus interacting with the local community Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops Brick making Jigger campaign treatment and eradication
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.
Emplacement & Temps libre
In this workcamp, the volunteers can visit Cultural stones of heritage, Tea plantations, Kakamega forest and Lake Victoria. 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: 04th September– 07th September 2019 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 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.