Apida Community Hospital & Aid the Needy Project
About Apida Community Hospital & Aid the Needy Project
APIDA is a Community-Based organization working in Homa Bay County in the areas of small-scale sustainable development initiatives. The organization has been in place since 2012 and is running a community hospital that is currently under extension due to the needs of the community in terms of healthcare services. On the other hand, Aid the Needy Kenya is a Community-Based Organization in the same region working together with Apida CBO.
- Discover the health care system in Kenya
- Exchange of practice
- Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
- CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
- Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support
The organization has been in place since 2007 run by local professionals who were looking for a forum to work in sustainable social; and economic projects that will directly benefit the community while sustainably supporting the various small groups to be self-reliant. Bringing together teachers, healthcare workers, and a team of technical volunteers, the organization has spearheaded several development activities in Homa-Bay County.
The projects believe in networking with interest is in community health, adolescents, food security and protection of environment, especially bird sanctuaries, Volunteers placed on this project will work both at the medical facility and in the community.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.
The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.
It covers the following services:
- Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
- Coordination and office support
The following costs are NOT included:
- Visa costs and ticket flight
- Local travelling: from the office to the project
- Direct donations to the project
- Cost of sightseeing
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.
All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.
You will be accommodated at a host family about a 20-minute drive from the project.
The host family will provide food (breakfast and dinner) while lunch will be provided at the project.
Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc
During weekends, volunteers can visit lots of sites of interest in Nairobi and around :
- Giraffe orphanage
- Elephant orphanage
- Nairobi National Museum,
- Nairobi National Park
- Lake Naivasha
- Hell’s gate
- Rift valley viewpoint
CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3-days safari to Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep. It includes:
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening
Day 2 Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the morning and the evening
Day 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning
The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:
- Assisting the medical and non-medical staff in the community hospital.
- Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients.
- Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information.
- Offering voluntary, counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS.
- Assisting in Preparing and updating records in the hospital.
- Providing advice and emotional support to patients.
- Visiting communities and working with them in areas of agriculture and conservation
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST
WE WILL SEND YOU THE INFOSHEET & REQUIREMENTS
PROJECT PLACEMENT BEGINS
AWAITING YOUR ARRIVAL
CIVS will respond to any question.
The Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a Community Development Organization working with local marginalized communities in Kenya to support them in their development and fight the poverty through volunteering and community development programs.