Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables
Sensitization awareness on HIV/AIDS
Exchange programs i.e. debates in school
Assisting with the work in the hospital
Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies subjects
Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with 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 Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1-hour and 30-minute drive respectively from the project.
The Bishop Chabuga Foundation is a local organization that was founded by the African Divine Church in 2015. Its major objective is reaching out to community members and empowering the youth and marginalized community through provision of basic needs like education, health care, HIV/AIDS campaign awareness and offering vocational training to the youth living around the community.
The organization manages a Primary School operating from grade one to eight. The school enrols pupils who come from the surrounding local community and are from poor backgrounds. The institution also has a feeding program where the pupils can get their meals in order to focus on their education. It also has a vocational training centre that is used to train youths. It offers tailoring and carpentry, which aids them to acquire skills which will help them to better their lives and thus to become better persons in the community.
Additionally, there is a dispensary where the local community members get access to health care. They also have a Voluntary Counselling Centre where they do counselling and testing of HIV, thus increasing the awareness of the youth and the community about the disease and teaching them to beware of the pandemic disease.
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, 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.
ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
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: 2nd October- 4th October 2019
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro