CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Sigomre Small Home for the Physically Disabled Children

July
Kyale Small Home

Orientation date: 14 July 2018, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 15 July - 03 Aug 2018
Safari dates: 11 - 13 July 2018
Theme:  Supporting the physically challenged children
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Sigomre Small Home for the Physically Challenged Children was established in 1996 by Bishop of Kisumu Diocese and the community. The purpose of its establishment was to provide basic needs such as accommodation, education, food, shelter and health care for disabled people within the surrounding communities. The community at Sigomre donated land for construction of the facility. The project has been supporting many people who are physically and mentality challenged thus empowering them socially and economically to become self reliant and fully integrated members of their communities. Currently the home hosts 52 people with disabilities of which 28 are males and 24 are females. They are aged between 3-25 years. The home has boarding, primary and vocational training sections, which are located within the project site. The vocational training section provides skills like tailoring and carpentry mainly to those who fail to complete their education.

Location

Siaya County

Workcamp Activities

  • Workcamp ActivitiesAssisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects
  • Sewing, beadwork and crocheting
  • Provision of nursing services and general health education
  • Playing games with the physically challenged people
  • Teaching of computer lessons and skills to the students
    Care giving services such as preparation of meals, assisting the kids with mobility and general cleaning of the home
  • Physiotherapy sessions that includes physical assessment of range of movement and manual muscle strength testing
  • Farm work which includes weeding, planting of variety of crops and harvesting
  • 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.

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