CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Kazana Cultural Group

August
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Orientation date: 10 Aug 2019, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 11 - 28 Aug 2019
Safari dates: 07 Aug - 09 Aug 2019
Theme:  Empowering the children through talent promotion
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Kazana Cultural Group is a community based organization that was founded in the year 2010 by a group of local volunteers comprising of young boys and girls with different expertise and talents especially in playing different musical instruments, music composition and singing amongst other things.

The group’s main objective is identifying, nurturing and offering psychological support to the children and youth with talents from local communities through organized events.

The group has 120 children, where 75 are boys and 135 girls below 18 years. The project does not offer formal education, but offer guidance to children and youth as well as nurturing talents on different areas. The project cordinators meet the children when they are out of school especially during the weekends and during holidays. The short holidays are during the months of April and  during long holidays in November and December. During these holidays, the children meet at Kazana cultural centre with group members. During this period, the children are taught playing of musical instruments, playing football, volleyball and hockey. They are also trained on using locally available materials to make simple toys.

Location

Sigomre Division, Siaya County of Kenya.

Workcamp activities

  • Teaching of how to play guitar and keyboard
  • Engaging the children in music lessons
  • organizing of recreational activities for kids/youths
  • Planting trees and flowers in nursery/seedbed for beautification of the centre
  • Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance
  • Teaching of how to play guitar and keyboard
  • Engaging the children in music lessons
  • organizing of recreational activities for kids/youths
  • Planting trees and flowers in nursery/seedbed for beautification of the centre
  • Playing together with children through extracurricular activities such a sports and dance

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.

In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu city, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the Ahero rice fields, the local market or take an optional one-day trip to Kakamega Rainforest.

 

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968
E-mail: info@civskenya.com