Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group

Mumias District, Kakamega County of Kenya - Kenya - Chantier court terme

Environnemental

  • Chantier International
  • 02-11-2019 - 22-11-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 265 EUR de frais de participation
  • CIVS/STV-11/2019

Description

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of the organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use the organic manure in farming.

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Partenaire

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.

Travail

Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, planting in tree nurseries, clearing of bushes and digging Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water Participation in exchange programs in schools: teaching of how to make products from compost manure Kiswahili lessons and debate lessons in local schools

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, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu City and the Kakamega Rainforest, which are about a 2- and 1-hour drive respectively 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: 30th October– 01st November 2019 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro

Nécessaire

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.