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
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.
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.
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.
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.
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