My name is Anne and i am really passion about women empowerment and climate change advocacy using digital platform. I have seen how climate change has affected people, people have been displaced, homeless and IDPs in their own villages. How our people within the Lake region are suffering due to back flow of Lake Victoria is imaginable. That is why i am working on a strategy to train more people on the impact of climate change and possible adaption measures.I am working closely with like minded CSOs and individual using the evidence based advocacy.
We are approved and registered charity organization in Kenya working closely to advocate on climate change adaptation measures. We are using digital platform to showcase climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. These activities include establishment of kitchen garden and the benefits of a kitchen garden, how to produce organic manure, water conservation, sustainable agricultural practices, sustainable energy efficiency and how to produce organic liquid manure.
The charity organization has its headquarter in Kisumu Kenya but with a satellite office in Homa bay county, Homa bay sub county, Homa bay east ward in Nyalkinyi Village.
Since climate change is real and requires real actions which will give tangible results, we welcome many volunteers to come and join us in designing more of the approaches and strategies needed to fight climate change while increasing household income. This designs we will be showcasing them to many people and using the online platform to change lives. We will also be demonstrating very simple innovative technologies which the volunteers can help us modify to accelerate impacts as they also learn from us.
Since we using digital platform for advocacy, we would love the volunteers to join us in the documentation process of these best practices within the community, help us in production of quality photos for poster advocacy.
We envision a world in which we co-exist and support the natural environment. we are planning to train the children, youths and adults on the 3R principles which are reduce, re-use and recycle and hence document these practices. Our main approach is through very simple and sustainable innovations which can help us fight climate change while increasing the household income.
We are focusing on taking care of the environment, producing organic foods using organic manure, involving every key stakeholder in the decision making process and making their voices count, empowering women on climate change adaptation measures since they are the once who suffer greatly during the process.
Finally, we hope to integrate both online platform advocacy and physical activities which will be demonstration sites
The volunteers will be engaged in any of these activities based on their interest. For those who love to help with video production and editing, will be based in Kisumu with travel minimum once a week to the field to collect stories and for those who would love to help us develop evidence will be based in Homa bay our satellite office for practical learning.
Since we will be travelling a lot to document best practices, the volunteer will get an enriching opportunity to to meet the locals interact with the Luo culture and even enjoy the scenery. Even the team producing the evidence will get an opportunity to visit farms and other interesting places to learn about what is working locally.
PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Volunteers will participate in public tours, enjoy any kind of events that are being hosted by us, and take part in many other community activities. We are very flexible with volunteers, they can help with any of the areas of their interest, design project edit videos or photos and write scripts.
They will have the opportunities to explore the village,makes friends, learn more about our community culture and see many interesting sites and game parks. Within the area we have Important bird areas called Simbi, Ruma national parks and Lake an Victoria, They can also visit Kit Mikayi in Kisumu and even Masai mara.
We need help in script writing, video editing,demonstration sites preparation and documentations for climate change adaption and mitigation measures for our charity organization advocating for climate change issues along the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. They can also help with testing new ideas to help fight climate change within the demonstration site.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
To all my work away visitors, i would be glad to learn something new in your language.
Our accommodation will be perfect as the volunteers will be with the hosting family in their home through home base care accommodation,to promote social integration and cultural exchange.
Volunteers will share family meal with the hosting family and if they might have special dietary needs, they can communicate prior to arrival so that if they cannot be found locally then we can make special arrangements. The volunteers will have access to our kitchen and can also prepare what they love.
The volunteer will have a private safe sleeping room , bedding's, bed, blanket, Bed sheets, mosquitoes nets, clean and boiling water for bathing as shower might not be available,solar electricity power.
The volunteers will share everyday life experience with the host family spend time together , cook food , shared meals , exchange ideas discuss way forward how he or she can help in Networking the project to world map and also laugh together as a family.
We also advice volunteers to Bringing their own basics such as soap, toothpaste, a first aid kit, special dietary requirements will help both you and me as your host. Strong shoes, gloves and work clothes are essential.
The volunteer period of staying should be a week/ two weeks or less,but its depend on how he or she had a plan time frame of staying with the hosting family,the volunteer could read novels,playing with the community childrens,share story with our local people,can explore the village and learn our language ,can make a field trip for site seeing like game park,kit mikai,Lake Victoria boat riding tour to places like OBOLO BOLO For hippo/Sikri for monkey & Soklo for Holy cave ,even organize a playing with the community like playing football,netball ,volley ball, singing and running event. We have cheap public transport and motor bikes which they can use within the locality.
when you come to the project this are the instruction:
From Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international air port-take flight to kisumu international air port, then from there the host will pick you at the air port to the project since we have two sites, If you will head to Homa bay, the public transport cost is Kshs:500, if in Kisumu, then it will be Kshs: 100
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a very stable internet network within my premise actually it is a wifi. Unlimited access. The environment is very quite and suitable for work place.
I have own compound so they can always park their vehicle at will
Not really at the moment
More than two
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 4 days a week