Msichana Empowerment Kuria

Mid-Term Volunteering

About Mishana Empowerment Kuria

Women Empowerment Program

“Msichana” is the Swahili word for a girl. Msichana Empowerment Kuria project was initiated in 2013, with the main aim of ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful cultural practices. It was also to support access to the fundamental human rights of girls and young women in the Kuria community in South Western Kenya.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Support girls and young women 
  • 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

KEY INFORMATION

COMMUNITY WORK

Gender and Sex Education, Training, Community based

DURATION

1 to 6 Months Available year-round

LOCATION

Kuria, Migori County of Kenya

PARTICIPATION FEE

300 euros per month

ACCOMODATION & FOOD

Host family / Local Food (3 meals)

TOURS AND SAFARI

CIVS organizes tours and safaris

Project Profile

With the hope of empowering girls and young women in accessing their fundamental human rights, the group is involved in the following activities:

  • Supporting an after-school program for a Children’s Rights-Based literacy storytelling program for children 8 to 14 years aimed at developing the knowledge, skills, and talents
  • Facilitating structured community dialogues for young men and girls
  • Organizing annual marches and community events
  • Providing the girls with an empowering experience with an emphasis on the impact of the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation

QUALIFICATION & MOTIVATION

The project welcomes all volunteers who are motivated to join, however, volunteers with qualifications in Gender and Sex education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance, and Programing are more welcome.

General Information

CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.

The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.

300 Euros

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.

The volunteer will live in a house within the project site and food will be provided. Fieldwork takes place with a motorbike rider. The motorbike fare is about 2 euros per trip, and volunteers will pay their own fares during such trips.

Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc

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: Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

There will be activities in the following areas; local schools and vocational training centers, in the villages, in individual homes, and at the project. The specific activities will be:

  • Engaging teenage girls in sexual health awareness topics and offering related  mentorship
  • Afternoon and weekend home visits to assess the situation and find out if there are girls who are in need of help
  • Participating in 2 times a week village sessions with groups of 30 girls each to give updates or new information  and write reports from them
  • Providing mental guidance and canceling to girls who have already undergone genital mutilation or are survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
  • Promoting awareness and literacy on facts and misconceptions on HIV/AIDS and  Gender Based Violence
  • Morning hours will involve teaching the children in a nearby school
  • Assisting in Writing reports and documentation for the project
  • Assisting in general cleaning of the project area: sweeping, mopping, clearing of bushes and slashing of tall grass

The volunteer will work alongside the project staff and local Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

EMAIL US YOUR REQUEST

WE WILL SEND YOU THE INFOSHEET & REQUIREMENTS

PROJECT PLACEMENT BEGINS

AWAITING YOUR ARRIVAL

Any Question?

CIVS will respond to any question.

ABOUT US

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. 

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