Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, clearing of bushes and digging
Planting of tree and preparation of seedlings
Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products
Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water
Participation in exchange programs in schools: teaching of how to make products from compost manure
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.
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.
Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of the organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use the organic manure in farming.
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
Volunteers below the age of 18 need to carry parental agreement.
WHAT TO CARRY
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.
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: 8th to 10th July 2020
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro