CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group

July 2020
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Orientation date: 11 July 2020 at 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 12 July - 29 July2020
Safari dates: 8 July - 10 July 2020
Theme: Sustainable community development/conservation
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

 

Project Profile

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through the production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income-generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use the organic manure in farming.

Location

Harambee location, Mumias, Kakamega County

Workcamp activities

  • Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, clearing of bushes and digging
  • Planting of tree and preparation of seedlings
  • Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products
  • Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water
  • Participation in exchange programs in schools: the teaching of how to make products from compost manure

Arrival at the airport

We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi

Accommodation 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 and the Kakamega rainforest, which are about 2 and 1-hour drive from the project respectively.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include: -

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Centre
  • Tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs

Safari Option

CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation, and tour guiding.

Safari dates: 8 July – 10 July 2020

Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park at 340 Euro

What to carry

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, working gloves, sandals, and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.

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