CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Star of the Morning Self Help Group

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Star of The Morning Self Help Group

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

Star of The Morning Self Help Group was founded in the year 2005 with a major objective of uplifting the community members to be self-sufficient and self-reliant through sustainable development in the society. In 2006, Star of The Morning School was established as part of the project’s initiative to offer basic education and provision of basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health care to the orphans and vulnerable children who were living within the community. The school hosts nearly 320 children from extremely poor backgrounds, aged between 5 and 14 years. The children attend classes from form 1-8 with a total of nine teachers.

The group also focuses on the needs among the youth, widows, and people living with HIV/AIDS to achieve fullness of life and the integrity of creation through sustainable, participatory and integrated community development projects. The group also has a small garden where they grow maize, beans, potatoes and tomatoes where they sell to provide food to the orphans and to promote self-sustainability.

Location

Kochieng' East location, Nyando district, 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:

  • Farmwork which includes digging, weeding and watering of crops
  • Assisting in teaching of Mathematics, Arts, English, Social Studies and Science subjects
  • Engaging in games and sporting activities such as football, volleyball

Accomodation and Food

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