CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Ahero Resource Center

ahero resource center

Orientation date: 03 Aug 2019, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 04 - 22 Aug 2019
Safari dates: 31 July - 02 Aug 2019
Theme:  Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

The Ahero Resource Centre is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Centre serves as a One-Stop-Shop, offering a variety of services to the local community. The centre is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Tree Nursery and Poultry Farm that provide practical examples of modern farming  practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program.

The Ahero Resource Centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community.
From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 30 school-going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the centre in order to improve their concentration and school performance.

The centre is also providing early childhood education for 50 most vulnerable pre-school children between 2 and 5 years in order to provide quality and access to early childhood services to children to promote their intellectual, physical, and social development. Additionally the centre is aims to provide youth to acquire Basic Computer Skills. The training equip the youth with basic computer knowledge as well as Microsoft Office applications & internet usage skills to strategically use them for reaching their goals in life (e.g. writing a professional CV, application letter or searching and applying online for a job).


Ahero, Kisumu County

Workcamp activities

  • School activities e.g. playing with kids, cooking for the kids, teaching and washing the utensils.
  • Farm work, which includes carrying of manure, digging, weeding and planting of vegetables, filling the tubes for planting, watering the farm and slashing around the fence.
  • Digging and planting bananas and local vegetable for them.
  • General cleaning f the resource centre
  • Cleaning the chicken houses and giving the food to chicken
  • Carrying out construction wastes to the road for road maintenance
  • Planting trees and fruit trees
  • Home visits and assisting the widows with general cleaning
  • Exchange programs in local schools and health talks in the afternoon

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