Kenia | Cultuur

Samen met 19 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 21 dagen naar een cultuurproject.
Het project duurt van 4 t/m 25 augustus.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van EUR 300.
Manual work and Intercultural activities: • Tree planting • Creating awareness on HIV /AIDS • Outreach activities on health issues in conjunction with community based organizations • Home visits and inter-cultural learning
Project overview Community Healthcare Volunteers (CHCV) is a youth lead Community Based Organization situated in Mbita sub-county, Homa-bay County. While on a narrow sense, health has been understood as absence of illness; CHCV defines community health as a state of complete well-being in the social, political and economic affairs of national building. The organization was established in October 2012, and is registered as Community Based Organization under the Ministry of Gender and Youth Affairs. Since its inception CHCV continues to be a leading youth platform through which marginalized youths at the grass root level play an increasingly significant role in community empowerment. As we strive towards accomplishing our goals, we remain committed to the principles that guide our organization. Our work continues to be grounded in volunteerism, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals at community level.
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: COMMUNITY ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITIES FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS  Health and development are intimately interconnected. Both insufficient development leading to poverty and inappropriate development resulting in overconsumption, coupled with an expanding world population, can result in severe environmental health problems in both developing and developed nations.  The linkage of health, environmental and socio-economic improvements requires inter-sector efforts. Such efforts, involving education, housing, public works and community groups, including businesses, schools and universities and religious, civic and cultural organizations are aimed at enabling people in their communities to ensure sustainable development.  Particularly relevant is the inclusion of prevention programs rather than relying solely on remediation and treatment. Health ultimately depends on the ability to manage successfully the interaction between the physical, spiritual, biological and economic/social environment. Sound development is not possible without a healthy population; yet most developmental activities affect the environment to some degree, which in turn causes or exacerbates many health problems.  Conversely, it is the very lack of development that adversely affects the health condition of many people, which can be alleviated only through development. Education and appropriate services regarding responsible planning with respect for cultural, religious and social aspects, in keeping with freedom, dignity and personally held values and taking into account ethical and cultural considerations, also contribute to these inter-sectoral activities. Promote health education in schools, information exchange, technical support and training.  By continued efforts, to provide health and hygiene education and to ensure universal access to safe drinking water and universal access to sanitary measures of excreta disposal, thereby markedly reducing waterborne diseases and reducing. Provide education and disseminate information on the risks of endemic communicable diseases and build awareness on environmental methods for control of communicable diseases to enable communities to play a role in the control of communicable diseases. Orientation: Will be done on 4th August 2018 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 5th August 2018 Airport pick-up services: The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details. The volunteers will be taken to KVDA Residence in Karen for accommodation that has highly subsidized rates

Community Health Care Volunteers CBO




Soort werk





Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300


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