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ST. JAMES COMMUNITY ORPHANS SCHOOL

ST. JAMES COMMUNITY ORPHANS SCHOOL

In het kort:

Land
Kenia
Soort werk
Kinderen, Landbouw, Onderwijs
Projectduur
13 t/m 27 maart
Aantal deelnemers
20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)

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Werk

Manual work and Intercultural activities: • Farming • Home visits to orphans and caregivers • Sports with school pupils • Workshops about children rights to the local community • Advocacy against teenage pregnancy • Social work majorly guiding and counseling for the HIV/AIDS program at the health center • Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people • Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and solidarity

Accommodatie en maaltijden

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS • The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers 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. • There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center. • 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

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

Organisatie

Project overview St. James Community Orphans School is a community owned school whose idea was conceived to the challenges that the community has been with over the years. For a long time, parents have passed on leaving their children to be orphans who are either total or partial. Due to constant and continuous death and other related issues, the number of these orphans grew to an escalating rate which eventually led to call for intervention. It is this regard the school has taken good care of most of these orphans since school opened its doors on the 9th January 2012 hitherto St. James Community School is located in Mfangano Island, Homabay county in Kenya. It’s one of the many islands in Lake Victoria with several beaches. Being an island with many fishing beaches, it’s prone to a unique lifestyle that contributes to high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS which leads to many orphans St. James School is addressing three major problems 1. Free education for these orphans 2. Poor nutrition 3. Alarming low levels of domestic income among caregivers households In 2014, the school started with a population of 45 orphans represented in three kindergarten classes, with 3 teachers. To date the school is enjoying a population of 112 both total and partial orphans aged between 3 years to 12 years. The school has seven classes with 8 teachers. LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-Bay County. PUPIL POPULATION: 112 CLASSROOMS: 7 TEACHERS: 8 CLASSES: Baby class, Nursery class, Pre-unit class, Standard one to four SPONSORS: Community sponsored VISION:” To be an exemplary Centre of excellence in quality holistic, academic education provision within the community” MISSION:” To provide accessible and acceptable education to the less fortunate professionally, and in a formal manner that can be realized from within and without the community” MOTTO:” Arise and shine for a better life”. OBJECTIVE: To be the school within the island in helping provide for the welfare and well-being of the numerous orphans and destitute left behind as a result of HIV/AIDS pandemic. VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES: Since the school’s inception in 2012, the school has various volunteer activities. Among them being: a) In 2012 (May-August), we received two volunteer teachers who helped the school in teaching `of physical ad vocation (P.E). The volunteers were from Italy. b) (Jan-Feb) 2013, the school, got one volunteer (male) from Japan who helped in the school garden. c) (May-June), we had 2 volunteers (a couple) from USA, Michigan who helped the teaching of health and sanitation lessons. Security for our volunteers has always been our number one priority. Moreover, the school is situated barely 600m from the police post We also have a Government of Kenya dispensary within the same area to carter for health emergency that might arise The school is committed to offering hope to children and especially who are vulnerable to societal risks and this call for community of efforts.

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.

Opmerkingen

THEME: Teenage Pregnancy in the society Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse have caused the upsurge of teenage pregnancy Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse has caused an high rate of early pregnancy AIM: To reduce the cases of early pregnancy SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES -To improve and strengthen the health workers methodology on disseminating information among the young people on grassroots level -To create a platform of social workers and peer educators to campaign against sexual harassment within the community -To advocate on children rights within the community ACTIVITIES -Workshops about children rights to the local community -Advocacy against teenage pregnancy TARGET GROUPS -Workshop: health workers, parents and peer educators -Health Camp: parents, teachers, health workers and peer educators METHODS group discussion, “café” method, planning discussion, expert analysis

Projectnaam

ST. JAMES COMMUNITY ORPHANS SCHOOL

Projectcode

KVDA/STV/03A

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

13-3-2023

Einddatum

27-3-2023

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (8 mannen en 12 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

16 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

Taal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.