CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
August
bishop chabuga foundation

Orientation date: 05 Aug 2017, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 06 - 25 Aug 2017
Safari dates: 02 - 04 Aug 2017
Theme: Youth and Community empowerment
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

The Bishop Chabuga Foundation is a local organization that was founded by the African Divine Church in 2015. Its major objective is reaching out to community members and empowering the youth and marginalized community through provision of basic needs like education, health care, HIV/AIDS campaign awareness and offering vocational training to the youth living around the community.

The organization manages a Primary School operating from grade one to eight. The school enrolls pupils who come from the surrounding local community and are from poor backgrounds. The institution also has a feeding program where the pupils can get their meals in order to focus on their education. It also has a vocational training centre that is used to train youths. It offers tailoring and carpentry, which aids them to acquire skills which will help them to better their lives and thus to become better persons in the community.

Additionally, there is a dispensary where the local community members get access to health care. They also have a Voluntary Counseling Centre where they do counseling and testing of HIV, thus increasing the awareness of the youth and the community about the disease and teaching them to beware of the pandemic disease.

Location

Hamisi District, Vihiga County

Workcamp activities

  • Farm work (including weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables)
  • Sensitization on HIV/AIDS
  • Cultural exchange in the school (e.g. through organization of debates with students)
  • Assisting with minor support works in the hospital
  • Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies
  • Engaging in sports activities/ playing with the children

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.