Volunteer with a community development group in Kenya

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  • Description

    Description

    A Community Development Group is a non-profit community-based organization which is registered by the government of Kenya under the Ministry of Gender, Sports, and Social Services. The organization undertakes a number of activities which include:
    (i) supporting schools dealing with orphans and vulnerable children within the communities, the ages of the schoolchildren range from 3-12 years.
    (ii) HIV-AIDS awareness / home-based care for HIV patients
    (iii) widow support through microfinancing initiatives
    (iv) organic farming
    (v) poverty eradication

    (vi) girl-child education campaign

    Currently there are good number of students in schools that we work with, and we have had agood number of volunteers before volunteers in the past that have highly assisted with the project.
    we have internet access in the nearest city just half a km from the project house where volunteers stay but in the house there is also internet signal.the house has good beds fitted with mosquito nets,a couch and other portable chairs and there is also a beautiful garden properly fenced and with good nature.there is also electricity provided by solar panels.
    Common pets that people keep here includes cats,dogs .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit in the following ways by volunteering with us
    1.learning local language
    2.learning to prepare local dishes.
    3.promote or improve on English speaking
    4.HAVE opportunty to do safaris cheaply.
    5.enjoy African art and music
    6.ENJOY NATURE

  • Help

    Help

    Teaching: Volunteers teach at local schools a signed to by the hosting project, where English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Creative Arts are taught. Volunteers may also train children on sports like football, netball and other outdoor activities.

    Feeding program: Volunteers can prepare breakfast such as porridge for the children, most of whom live in poverty and often arrive at school hungry. This would be prepared at the school kitchen.

    Building: Currently we are in the process of building a children's playground, a fence and a library for the school, but we are lacking funds and expertise. If any volunteers are willing to help, our community would be greatly appreciative.

    Gardening & Farming: Because of the change in weather patterns, many of the local crops, which provide income for the families, have been dying or not growing well. Volunteers are asked to plant trees
    and other crops such as maize and papaw, etc in the school gardens.

    Eco project: There is no rubbish collection system on Rusinga Island, and thus pollution is spoiling the natural environment and destroying the growing potential of the food crops. Volunteers may participate in this project by cleaning up the polluted areas and installing rubbish bins.

    Help with Computers / internet: Most of the students at these schools have never used a computer before, however these computer literacy skills are essential for future use in higher education and in their careers, as well as their everyday life. It is appreciated if volunteers can set up computer literacy lessons at the school.

    Health: The rate of HIVS/AIDS and malaria at Rusinga island is approximately 20 % and the average lifespan is 45 yrs old. Volunteers are asked to advocate the importance of health and hygiene, eg. through treated water and vessels for washing hands. The local medical centre also has limited medical supplies so any medical donations ( eg. bandages from first aid kit) would be valued.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Luo, Kiswahili

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will share a home with the host, in Nyanza Province in Kenya. You will receive a private bedroom with a bed and a mosquito net. However, if you wish, you can carry your own.

    There is also a volunteer house which can house up to 15 volunteers with beds, although it is recommended that volunteers should also bring their sleeping bags.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rusinga is a beautiful island rich in wildlife such as monkeys, hippos, birds, and antelopes. It is also close to Ruma National Park. While staying in Rusinga, volunteers will be exposed to local cultures and traditions, and plenty of local hospitality.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    €5 per day



















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