Kenia | Constructie en onderwijs
Samen met 14 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 21 dagen naar een constructie en onderwijsproject.
Het project duurt van 7 t/m 28 juli.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.
• Brick making • Construction work at the School • Awareness campaigns on girl child education • Teaching pupils at the Primary School • Home visits and talks with the local people • Cultural days for various nationalities
• Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School with very basic living conditions. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. • The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project. • Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.
Remanyanki Primary School was started in 1983 by community members through the efforts of the Catholic Church. The School currently has a population of 465 pupils, girls and boys. The School has 114 parents who are the inhabitants of area that is situated in South West Kenya. The inhabitants are Kuria speaking people residing in the South West of Kenya. Their main economic activity is farming. The farmers grow tobacco, maize, beans, sweet potatoes and other horticultural crops both for subsistence and sale. Cattle and goat trade is common among the community but the volume of trade has gone down owing to the incessant cases of cattle rustling between the Kuria people and the Maasai and Kipsigis of the neighbouring Trans Mara district. The area has low literacy levels especially among people aged above 35 years.
THEME: Gender Sensitivity: Girl Child Education • It is common practice for School girls to be forcefully married to elderly men in exchange of dowry and most of the cases involve primary school children. "It is unfortunate that while other communities are discarding traditions that drag down their socio-economic development, this repugnant cultural practice has refused to die exposing communities to ridicule. It is something that should be stopped because it denies the girl child the right to education." • After realizing that the Kenyan government was taking stringent measures on parents engaging their children in forced marriages, some members of the community often cross into neighboring Tanzania where they perform the marriage rituals before crossing back to Kenya. • The Kenya government has outlawed FGM and its attendant practices and its perpetrators risk being jailed. What makes teenage marriages especially appalling is that it burdens the young girls with responsibilities that they are ill-prepared for. This includes child bearing and the concomitant hustles of taking care of children. • The culture has been a detriment to the girl child and as a result fewer girls have the urge to continue with their education as they will be married off before they complete their education. • The future of the girl child is therefore threatened and concerted efforts must be made to reverse the worrying trend.
15 (6 mannen en 9 vrouwen)
18 t/m 99 jaar