Kenia | Kinderen en onderwijs

Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger tijdens een groepsproject in Kenia. Dit project vindt plaats van 4 t/m 25 april en biedt ruimte aan 20 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Je gaat werkzaamheden uitvoeren gericht op kinderen.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.
Werk

• Environmental clean-up campaigns along Lake Victoria beaches.
• Farming activities i.e. organic farming
• Organic farming capacity building talks
• Playing with kids
• Development of concept paper for project sustainability
• Health talks on general health, pre-primary health care. HIV/ AIDs awareness talks and brain storming.
• Teaching kids
• Home visit/cultural exchange

Accommodatie en maaltijden

• 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!

Locatie en vrije tijd

Rusinga Island, with an elongated shape approximately 10 miles from end to end and 3 miles at its widest point, lies in the eastern part of Lake Victoria at the mouth of the Winam Gulf. Part of Kenya, it is linked to Mbita Point on the mainland by a causeway.

The volunteers should seize the opportunity provided to touch base with the obtaining realities

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

Below please find the outline of the tours offered:
-3-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve
-4-Day tour to Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park
-4-Day tour to Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game Reserve
-4 day tour to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation in Tanzania

These tours can be conducted either before the project or at the end of the project and for volunteers with limited time over the weekends within the project.

In case you are interested in any of the above tours and other tailor made tours, please feel free to contact us for more information

Vereisten

What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
THEME: FOOD SECURITY
• The achievement of national food security is to be a key objective of the agricultural sector. Food security in this case is defined as “ a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008).
• In the recent years, and especially starting from 2008, the country has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality.
• Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief.
• Households are also incurring huge food bills due to the high food prices. Maize being staple food due to the food preferences is in short supply and most households have limited choices of other food stuffs.
• The current food insecurity problems are attributed to several factors, including the frequent droughts in most parts of the country, high costs of domestic food production due to high costs of inputs especially fertilizer, displacement of a large number of farmers in the high potential agricultural areas following the post-election violence which occurred in early 2008, high global food prices and low purchasing power for large proportion of the population due to high level of poverty.

Opmerkingen

What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
THEME: FOOD SECURITY
• The achievement of national food security is to be a key objective of the agricultural sector. Food security in this case is defined as “ a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008).
• In the recent years, and especially starting from 2008, the country has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the right amounts and quality.
• Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure with majority of them living on food relief.
• Households are also incurring huge food bills due to the high food prices. Maize being staple food due to the food preferences is in short supply and most households have limited choices of other food stuffs.
• The current food insecurity problems are attributed to several factors, including the frequent droughts in most parts of the country, high costs of domestic food production due to high costs of inputs especially fertilizer, displacement of a large number of farmers in the high potential agricultural areas following the post-election violence which occurred in early 2008, high global food prices and low purchasing power for large proportion of the population due to high level of poverty.

Dos and Don’ts of volunteering
• Do and try learning some basic Kiswahili/local language. Even greeting will be high appreciated.
• Do show an active interest in learning about the life in the community, and be open-minded especially with the cultural difference in the community.
• Do and try to be yourself despite the difference you may have with the community members e.g. going to church etc.
• Do keep promises e.g. visiting someone’s home or family they will be waiting for you and may get disappointed if you fail them.
• Do not make it difficult for future volunteers by giving out a lot of gifts or money. This is not the role of volunteers and we don’t want the community to rely or depend on you and neither should they perceive volunteers in this negative way.
• Always be cautious and nurture true friendship in your endeavour to support the needy.
• Do uphold the principles of volunteerism.
• Do live in accordance with the Laws of Kenya and KVDA regulations
• Do work alongside the local community members/project staffs /institution in the spirit of complementation and co-operation.
• Do not get disappointed if things do not work out, remember change is a gradual process and every bit of impact will go a long way in make a difference for the community.
• Remember it is all about learning from each other and not basically helping the local people.

Projectnaam

Hope Link Development Project

Projectcode

KVDA/STV/04B

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

4-4-2020

Einddatum

25-4-2020

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

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