Kenia | Cultuur en kinderen
Samen met 19 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 21 dagen naar een cultuur en kinderenproject.
Het project duurt van 7 t/m 28 juli.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van EUR 300.
• Brick making and construction work at the School • Teaching Primary School pupils • Sporting together with the pupils • Exposure to the challenges of Female Genital mutilation (FGM) • Inter-cultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges. • Possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.
The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers 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. There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.
This school was started in 2005 with 23 students as a pre-school and currently it has 147 pupils and 69 for the pre-school and the total number of pupils is 216. The School has 8 classrooms on two different plots with a borehole and 10 toilets for students and 2 for teachers. The school is run by a Parents Teachers Association and the teachers are registered by the Teachers Service Commission. The initiation of Nyabosongo Bena Academy came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. The initiation of Nyabosongo Bena Academy came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles are emboldened by the need to ensure access to education by the majority people from the community, arrest the grave issue of alcohol, drug and substance abuse, the obtaining realities on climate change, repugnant cultural practices like FGM and early pregnancy for teenage girls. The majority of the community members are small scale farmers sustaining livelihood on subsistence agriculture
What to carry? This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others DONATION AND GIFTS: These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
THEME: Advocacy against female genital mutilation • Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a strong tradition in this community. It is illegal. But still the majority of the women are circumcised and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut. • The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the deep devoutness the priests do not have enough power over the souls. • FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and tradition in certain groups. The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to womanhood, “purity” for marriage and basically a wish to control women sexually. • In certain areas, the survival and fertility of the local community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as “unmarriageable” and become outcasts. • It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will work closely with community based organizations in the area that are actively involved on the thematic focus of this project.
Nyabosongo Bena Academy
20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)
18 t/m 99 jaar