Vakevembe Community Development Group
Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County of Kenya - Kenya - Chantier court terme
Projet Social - Education
- Chantier International
- 14-08-2019 - 02-09-2019
- 12 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 265 EUR de frais de participation
Vakevembe Community Development Group is a community-based organization, which was founded in the year 2015 by a group of community members who were concerned about the various factors affecting the community without social structure to address them. The group achieves its objective through seeing a just and healthy society, which is able to address the issues and needs of orphans and vulnerable members of the society. They do this through seeking and building capacities of communities to be self-reliant and enabling, the community members improve their living standards, enhancing the provision of basic needs to the Orphans and vulnerable children through a comprehensive support system. The group also addresses jiggers eradication, HIV/AIDS awareness, drugs, and substance abuse within the community. The group has also been participating in many events such as community health outreach, school education programmes and agricultural field days to empower the community to be self-reliant. Vakevembe Community Development Group uses the bottom approach hierarchy of leadership where there is management committee who run the organization and the mandate is given to various sub-committees who oversee farming and enterprise, health and psychological support. The group has also made significant achievements like medicare and jiggers treatment through outreach sessions where the vulnerable members are assessed and treated.
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.
Skill development through teaching of Creative Arts, Drawings, English and simple Mathematics subjects Organizing of games and extra-curricular subjects for the kids Farm work which includes digging, weeding, watering and planting of crops Assisting with preparation and serving of meals to support the feeding program Guiding and counseling programs and offering psychological support to 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. 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: 11th – 13th August 2019 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro
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: 11th – 13th August 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.