CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Makongeni Youth Group

Youth
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 and give them an opportunity to participate in improving their ability to express their interests, participate in capacity building and improve their overall well-being.

Project Profile

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. The group has a poultry unit for rearing chicken specifically to solve income-related problems affecting families and the youth of the area in general. The group is also involved in environmental conversation activities in close coordination with other environment conservation groups: Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, Baraka Conservation Group and Mikoko Pamoja Project. Furthermore, the group is involved in permaculture at Makongeni School where they provide training on the techniques of permaculture which are later applied to small farms and organic gardens.

Location

Makongeni Village, Kwale County of Kenya

Volunteering activities

  • Environmental conservation which includes tree planting and village clean-up exercises
  • Beekeeping
  • Preparation of tree nurseries
  • Beads and bracelets making and introducing the idea to the kids at the local schools as stewardship of the project in future
  • Conservation of mangrove trees in the Kaya Kinondo Forest
  • Permaculture/sustainable farming, gardening, and food security
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the surroundings within the project
  • Assist in caregiving services to children

Accommodation

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