Helping the community to work on their farms
Preparation of tree seedlings and nurseries.
Planting trees and flowers in schools and other public places for beautification and climate control
Brick making to assist the community to generate income
Assisting in school activities like teaching, playing with children in a nearby kindergaten
Engaging children in afternoon and evining activities like music, dancing, playing music instruments like guitar
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.
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 Kisumu city and have the opportunity to see Lake Victoria, Maasai market, Kisumu Museum. The volunteers will also have the possibility to visit Kakamega rainforest, which is about one hour drive from Kisumu.
Kazana Cultural Group is a community based organization that was founded in the year 2010 by a group of local volunteers comprising of young boys and girls with different expertise and talents especially in playing different musical instruments, music composition and singing amongst other things.
The group’s main objective is identifying, nurturing and offering psychological support to the children and youth with talents from local communities through organized events.
The group has 120 children, where 75 are boys and 135 girls below 18 years. The project does not offer formal education, but offer guidance to children and youth as well as nurturing talents on different areas. The project cordinators meet the children when they are out of school especially during the weekends and during holidays. The short holidays are during the months of April and during long holidays in November and December. During these holidays, the children meet at Kazana cultural centre with group members. During this period, the children are taught playing of musical instruments, playing football, volleyball and hockey. They are also trained on using locally available materials to make simple toys.
WHAT TO CARRY
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc.
Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include:
Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Centre Tour before the workcamp
Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
Certificate of participation for the volunteer
All administrative costs
If volunteers are below 18 years they have to carry a parental agreement
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 – 06th March 2020
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro