CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Ahero Resource Center

Agriculture
ahero resource center

The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community, the centre is equipped with training facility provides capacity building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and providing venue for community groups meeting.

The Project

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 centre is equipped with training facility 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 Centre is also equipped with comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region.

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

Volunteer Tasks

  • 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
  • Improving the record keeping of the centers activities
  • Assisting in preparation of meals for OVC feeding program
  • Supporting promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities

Accomodation and Food

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