CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Makongeni Youth Group

Makongeni Youth Group

The Makongeni youth group is a non-political and religious registered as a self-help group under the social service department in 2010 found in Kwale County, Msambweni Sub-county Kinondo Ward. The group’s main goal is to empower and engage youth from the community to participate in community development.

Project Profile

Currently more than 30 members are connected to the youth group varying in age from years 17 to 35 and with a variety of educational, religious and social backgrounds. The main objective for its establishment was to give all youth within the community opportunity to participate in a process of improving their ability to express their interest, participate in capacity building activities and improve their wellbeing.

Since its inception the group has been involved in community projects such as the creation and maintenance of a computer learning centre and a free studying room, strengthening the confidence of the youth and their work, developing general skills, building character and promoting citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism as well as promoting healthy lifestyle of the youth and community members.


Makongeni Vilage, Kwale County

Volunteering activities

  • Environmental conservation and sanitation which include tree planting and village clean-up exercises
  • Beads and bracelets making introducing the idea to the kids at the local schools as stewardship of the project in future
  • Permaculture/sustainable farming, gardening and food security
  • General cleaning of the surrounding within the project

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

The volunteer will live with a host family in the project site. The host family will provide breakfast lunch and dinner.