Kenia | Natuur en handarbeid

Kenia | Natuur en handarbeid

Steek je handen uit de mouwen tijdens een groepsproject in Kenia. Dit project vindt plaats van 10 t/m 31 juli en biedt ruimte aan 20 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 18 t/m 99 jaar. Jouw werkzaamheden richten zich op natuur.

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Werk

• Manual work and intercultural activities • Agro forestry that will include tree planting • Preparation of tree nurseries and weeding • Land scaping and tending to bamboo trees in the natural habitat • Cleanup activities • Naming of trees • Home visits • Inter-cultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges. • Possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

• Volunteers will stay in a homestead within the community 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. • There is electricity in this homestead • 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. • There is electricity connection at the project and the volunteers have an opportunity to use electric appliances. • 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

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

THEME: Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Description of the Problem/Challenges Challenges Facing Youth in Kenya: Below are some risk factors that affect entrepreneurship development in particular: Rites of Passage: The absence of rites of passage means that youth are no longer well prepared for adulthood by the traditional means of providing youth with mentors who give them advice to equip them for adulthood; Education: Suitability of education/vocational training for the labor market. There is limited access to secondary schools and alternative forms of education are lacking. There is also a need for life skills training in the education curriculum. At present, students are trained just to pass exams; Inequality/regional disparity: There is inequality in many fields, and often this has a regional aspect. Youth in certain geographical regions are marginalized, with restricted access to opportunities that are available to other young persons. In urban areas, poor youth and those living in slum areas have severely limited access to services and opportunities; Society’s attitude towards youth: Youth face discrimination purely on the grounds of age. This is legitimatized by beliefs such as wisdom only comes with age, and that youth is merely a transition period. Society also perceives youth as irresponsible and troublemakers. This perception may contribute to difficulty in obtaining credit; Expectations of youth: Society’s expectations of young people are not very clear. A gap in expectations has opened between what parents and older generations expect of youth on the one hand, and the expectations of youth themselves (influenced by their peers, and the media, etc.). Society’s expectations of youth may overshadow personal expectations and overwhelm youth. There is also an assumption that white-collar jobs are best and little encouragement is offered to youth to take up blue-collar jobs; Displacement: Especially in slum areas, the demolition of homes has displaced many youths. Others were rendered homeless by the politically inspired ethnic clashes around election time in the 1990s. Homes on proposed road routes, close to power lines and railway tracks are being demolished. The social consequences, both short and long term, of such displacement are severe; Policies: Gaps in, and unsuitability of, existing policy can be cited, along with important problems of implementation. Absence of youth participation in actual decision-making or implementation of policies affecting them was also cited. Youth are merely used as tokens in the policy formulation process; Corruption: Corruption can be cited as one of the major risk factors affecting youth. It results in unequal access to resources. It is especially cited as a problem when youth are trying to establish businesses. Those who lack money to bribe have difficulty in getting assistance to set up their businesses; Transition: Kenya is undergoing transition in many areas and this affects youth particularly. For example, there is a transition from an agrarian to an information based society, yet knowledge is not keeping up with the changes. Changes in social expectations are also resulting in confusion. Children are obliged to take on the roles of adults when households are decimated by HIV/AIDS. The influence and support of the extended family is also declining; Choice of Role Models: Negative role models tend to be elevated. There is a dearth of positive models for leadership roles, exacerbated by the negative and corrupt image of leaders projected by the media. Parents, too, may often present negative role models in alcoholism and violence. The media glorifies negative role models, such as drug barons and advertisements for alcohol glamorize risky behavior.

Projectnaam

Roddy’s Eco Cover Environmental Project

Projectcode

KVDA/STV/07C

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

10-7-2021

Einddatum

31-7-2021

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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