KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.
• Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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.
• The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project.
• Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!
Newstar Drama Group was founded in 1993 at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (K.I.M.C) Nairobi and was registered in 1996 by the Ministry of Culture and Social Services. The Group moved its operational base from Nairobi to Kisii town at Kisii culture centre; in Southern Nyanza region of Kenya which it operates its programs up to date. The group is a travelling theatre group that has performed in many secondary schools, universities, Kenya National Theatre, Colleges, Primary schools, social and cultural forums. Newstar Drama Group is a member of International Drama / Theatre and Educational Association (IDEA) which has more than 100 countries’ membership worldwide.
The group consists of 15 professional actors and actresses, some of them are musicians and modern / traditional dancers, narrators, comedians, poets.
THEME: Training of Trainers on conflict management
Perception that men are superior in the homes negatively impacts on relationships between men and women with the preponderance of gender based violence
Women are considered as a property and partners in homes. This is reinforced through the cultural practices such as payment of dowry/bride price that diminished the bargaining power of women in homes. Perception that men are superior in the homes negatively impacts on relationships between men and women. Concerns have been raised about the laxity of law enforcement agencies with regards of reported cases of domestic violence perpetrating the practice and promoting the culture of violence. Polygamy is also one of the causes of domestic violence in families. Men fail to provide basis needs to the families thus bringing up conflict in the home.
AIM: To reduce the cases of domestic violence
-To create awareness on women rights as partners in marriages
-To train men and women in conflict management
-To sensitize law enforcement agencies on domestic violence
-Training on the rights of women as partners in marriage
-Training on conflict management for man and women
-Sensitization campaigns on domestic violence among law enforcement agencies
Activity 1: Men and women
Activity 2: Community health workers, community volunteers, village health teams Activity 3: Police, local councils, prisons
METHODS: Non formal education, trainings and sensitization campaigns will be done in a participatory and informative way through group discussions/work and plenary discussions, forum theatre
-Number of women who are aware of their rights (develop a questionnaire)
-Number of domestic violence cases followed up in the year after the project
-Number of trainings organized by the trained participants in conflict management