Kenia | Natuur en handarbeid

Kenia | Natuur en handarbeid

Zet je in voor een groepsproject in Kenia. Dit project vindt plaats van 3 t/m 24 april en biedt ruimte aan 20 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Als vrijwilliger zal je werkzaamheden gaan uitvoeren gericht op natuur.

Lees snel verder voor meer informatie over de kosten, de werkzaamheden, de accommodatie en projectlocatie. Heb je een vraag over dit project? Laat je gegevens achter bij “Stel een vraag” en we nemen zo snel mogelijk contact met je op.

Dit project is helaas niet meer beschikbaar

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

Werk

• Rehabilitation of Kakamega forest • Jigger eradication • Orphans support • Community Health Volunteers support group • Conduct mobile family planning clinics in remote areas

Accommodatie en maaltijden

• The volunteers stay in a house provided by the local community in very basic conditions where there are no beds. • KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. • 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. • There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge the electric appliances at the nearest market center.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Volunteers will have the opportunity for excursions: • There are possibilities for group excursions during the work camp and especially over the weekends and these will be done at an extra cost borne by the volunteer. • Such excursions should be organized in consultation with the community leaders and the KVDA project facilitator will play a key role. • It should also be noted that majority of Kenyan volunteers are either students or youths out of school and may not have money for such excursions and volunteers from other nations have no obligation to pay for those who do not have money. • This issue should be handled with care so as to avoid possible conflict that would be injurious to harmonious relations among volunteers. • National Heritage: Kenya is a home of the 8 wonders of the world synonymous with the unique phenomenon that happens once a year with the migration of the wild beast from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania through the Mara River to Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Likewise, Shimba Hills National Reserve at the Coast of Kenya offers variety of wild animals that include Giraffes, Impala, Warthog, Baboons, Sykes monkeys, Sable Antelope, Elephants e.t.c. The volunteers have the possibility of visiting Lake Victoria, Kakamega forest, the famous crying stone and Kogelo village that is the birthplace of the father of the current USA President Barrack Obama situated 70 Kms away from the project site.

Vereisten

WHAT TO CARRY: • Working clothes, light clothes during working hours and warm clothes especially during camp fire. • Gloves • Mosquito net and mosquitoes’ repellent • Musical instrument {optional} • Sleeping bag, mat and a pillow. • Torch or flash light • Water purifiers {optional}. • Personal effects {i.e., soap, toothpaste, toiletries} • National flag of your country • Meals you will prepare to be shared among the participants during the cultural nights from your country. • Donations in form of books or learning materials appropriate for Primary school children, toys, balls, e.t.c. are welcome. • Kindly note that medical donations are inappropriate • A happy and positive attitude.

Opmerkingen

• Environmental management and rehabilitation strategies are essential in Kenya, as 70 percent of the country’s workers are employed in agriculture. In addition to this, ecotourism makes up nearly 20 percent of the country’s GDP. • Despite Kenya’s economic reliance on environmental health, 80 percent of the country’s land is arid or semi-arid. Only a small percentage of land is suitable for growing crops, and even these fertile areas are fragile. With poor agricultural management, the top soil is easily washed away. • Kenya’s poorest are the most likely to live in arid regions. Poverty cyclically increases with the scarcity of productive soil, clean water, effective sanitation and market opportunities. Without these critical resources, the poor are unable to improve their livelihoods. • Environmental conservation in Kenya is key to its development. While enforcing conservation is challenging due to population pressures, raising public awareness of environmental issues could also raise support for such measures. • As smallholder farmers seek arable land, they encroach on Kenya’s indigenous forests. Because of Kenya’s richness in non-timber forest products such as medicinal plants, essential oils and beeswax, the destruction of its forests harms both its wildlife and its economy. Conserving the forests is pivotal to protecting both Kenya’s resources and its 50 endangered species. • The beautiful mangrove forests and coral reefs that line Kenya’s Indian Ocean border are also a substantial form of revenue for the country, providing both ecotourism destinations and ecosystem services. • To further promote the ecological perspective of Kenya’s government, the Nature Conservancy and the Northern Rangelands Trust have collaborated to develop community conservancies in the northern semi-arid grasslands. • These conservancies cover 3 million hectares, within which over 200,000 people from 17 different ethnic tribes reside. They strive to help Kenyan communities engage in environmental conservation

Projectnaam

Community Health Volunteers

Projectcode

KVDA/STV/04A

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

3-4-2021

Einddatum

24-4-2021

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

Sustainable Development Goal

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