CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Ahero Resource Center

Children, Farming
ahero resource center

The Ahero Resource Center was started by CIVS, it is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with training facility, which provides capacity-building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and providing venue for community groups meeting.

Project Profile

The Ahero Resource Center is located in Ahero, Kisumu County. The Ahero Resource Center started by CIVS is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with training facility, which provides capacity-building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and providing venue for community groups meeting. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School i.e. a model Farm which encompasses a Greenhouse, open farm and Poultry house that provide practical examples of modern farming practices.

The Ahero Resource Center is also equipped with comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. The center runs an Early Childhood Education Program for 45 children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The children receive free education, meals and stationary. There is a Safe house in the center that is expected to provide temporary accommodation to the people who are facing perceived danger. Also, the construction of a Computer ICT centre is currently ongoing and it’s expected to offer training in information technology to the youth in order to increase their employability.

From time to time depending with the availability of funds, 30 school going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. The construction of two water kiosks in the wider area connected with the borehole will improve accessibility to clean and safe water in the community significantly.


Location

Ahero, Kisumu County

Project activities

  • Working in the Model Farm of the center and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc.
  • Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community
  • Supporting promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities
  • Assisting in the preparation and Serving of meals to the children
  • Assisting in general care giving services  for the children
  • Developing age appropriate games and playing with the children to promote the health of the children
  • Teaching computers to local youths
  • Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc
  • Assisting in cleaning of the facilities used by the children e.g. the classes.

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

The volunteer will stay in a host family near the project site. The host family will provide breakfast and dinner.