CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Young Volunteers Development Workers Group (YUDWAG)

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Young Volunteers Development Workers Group (YUDWAG) is a community based organisation whose mission is to enable the youth, widows; people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children within Nyanza Province achieve fullness of life and the integrity of creation through sustainable, participatory and integrated community development projects.

The Project

Young Voluntary Development Workers Group (YUDWAG) is a community based organisation formed in 2000 with the Department of Social Development in Nyando Sub County, Kisumu County. The mission of this group is to enable the youth, widows; people living with HIV/AIDS, orphans and vulnerable children within Nyanza Province achieve fullness of life and the integrity of creation through sustainable, participatory and integrated community development projects.

The group also has a school; Charlotte Educational Centre that was established in the year 2014 with an objective of promoting education to the orphans and vulnerable children within the community so as to nurture them to be better persons in the society.

They also have a garden in the school where they grow variety of crops i.e. maize, beans, tomatoes and local vegetables and this is used to generate food and act as a platform to learning.

The activities include of this group include HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, behavior change communication, home based care and support for families affected and those infected with HIV/AIDS, drug adherence counseling, OVC care and support activities; reproductive health promotion activities; malaria prevention; collaboration and networking with other development partners for resource mobilization towards the attainment of the Group’s objects.

Location

Kakola, Nyando, Kisumu County

Volunteer Tasks

Volunteers attached to this project will be expected to offer their services and skills in any of the following activities while in the project:

  • Assisting in teaching of nursery, lower and upper primary classes
  •  Assist in preparing , meals to the orphans and vulnerable children
  • Provide counseling sessions to the students
  • Fundraising activities for the project

Accomodation and Food

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