Tujengane Community Development Self Help Group

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya - Kenya


  • Chantier International
  • 13-07-2019 - 02-08-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 265 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/-07:02/2019


Tujengane self Help Group, a non-profit initiative that is based on the community development which was started by joint youths in Mulundu village and its neighbouring communities, due to increase in poverty and illiteracy among the youths in the village as a result of disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. Tujengane literally means ‘build each other up’ had a main aim of improving peoples’ lives in the community especially the vulnerable as well as linking the community with other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children, mistreated women, widows, widowers, men, people with disability and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They are aiming to build a healthy, transformed, and interactive society.



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 Exchange programs with the community members through home visits Jiggers treatment and sensitization awareness within the community Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children Preparing and engaging in brick making for various youths so that they can sell and earn a living and support their families Digging farms and as well as harvesting for the old and widows Helping in construction of houses for widowers Vulnerable families and the old Organize community reach out with community health volunteers for HIV/AIDS campaign Organizing life skill sessions in schools with the children in order to nurture them and live positive life while avoiding drug abuse and engaging in bad groups Planting trees and taking part in the conservation of the environment

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

The volunteers can visit Kaimosi forest, which is 15 minutes’ walk from the campsite where volunteers can see different species of birds and monkey and have nature walk and Lake Victoria, which is 45 minutes’ drive from Kaimosi town, and Kakamega rainforest, which is also 45 minutes’ drive from the project. 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: 10th July – 12th July 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.