CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Muhudu Cultural Group

September
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Orientation date: 07 Sep 2019, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 08 Sep - 25 Sep 2019
Safari dates: 04 - 06 Sep 2019
Theme: Community development
No. of Volunteers: 5 - 12

Project Profile

Muhudu Cultural Group, a non-profit organization registered as a Community based organization, is a community initiative that was formed to link the community through programs that meet the local needs and are community driven participatory in nature with gender valuation by empowering the community with appropriate skills and resources. They seek to bring positive change in the face of the community through other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community thereby trying to alleviate poverty. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being and improving the conditions of the orphans and vulnerable children, women projects, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They want to build and improve different sectors in the community such as health, education, agriculture, environmental protection, entrepreneurship, gender promotion and talent promotion. The group is involved in the following activities:

  • Creating a sense of brotherhood, cooperation and cohesion amongst the people of the community
  •  Informing, educating and Create awareness in the community and all alike in matters/ideas that are helpful to them
  • Advocacy on human rights such as  Child abuse, Child neglect, women mistreatment and primary health care
  • Engaging the community in capacity building  for better food security and livelihood
  • Micro finance capacity building through table banking in order to empower different people with specific project/ideas to improve their living standards
  • Care and support for Orphans and vulnerable children through provision of their health and education needs.
  • Supporting of a kindergarten for the orphans and vulnerable children

Location

Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County of Kenya.

Workcamp activities

  • Environmental conservation practices such as clean up and planting of trees exercises in the nearby  schools
  • Extra-curricular activities and engaging with sports with the local community and school
  • Home visit/cultural  exchange so as to learn diverse cultures thus interacting with the local community
  • Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops
  • Brick making
  • Jigger campaign treatment and eradication

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 Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30hr drive respectively from the project.

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