Environmental conservation practices such as clean up and planting of trees exercises in the nearby schools
Extra-curricular activities and engaging with sports with the local community and school
Home visit/cultural exchange so as to learn diverse cultures thus interacting with the local community
Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops
Jigger campaign treatment and eradication
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, the volunteers can visit Cultural stones of heritage, Tea plantations, Kakamega forest and Lake Victoria.
Muhudu Cultural Group, a non-profit organization registered as a Community based organization, is a community initiative that was formed to link the community through programs that meet the local needs and are community driven participatory in nature with gender valuation by empowering the community with appropriate skills and resources. They seek to bring positive change in the face of the community through other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community thereby trying to alleviate poverty. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being and improving the conditions of the orphans and vulnerable children, women projects, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They want to build and improve different sectors in the community such as health, education, agriculture, environmental protection, entrepreneurship, gender promotion and talent promotion. The group is involved in the following activities:
Creating a sense of brotherhood, cooperation and cohesion amongst the people of the community
Informing, educating and Create awareness in the community and all alike in matters/ideas that are helpful to them
Advocacy on human rights such as Child abuse, Child neglect, women mistreatment and primary health care
Engaging the community in capacity building for better food security and livelihood
Micro finance capacity building through table banking in order to empower different people with specific project/ideas to improve their living standards
Care and support for Orphans and vulnerable children through provision of their health and education needs.
Supporting of a kindergarten for the orphans and vulnerable children.
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, sleeping working gloves, 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.
Airport Pick up
We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.
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: 04th September– 07th September 2019
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro