CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Ahero Resource Center

Community
Ahero Resource2

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 center is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Early childhood Education and Information Computer Technology (ICT) & work preparedness skills. 


Project Profile

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, a fish pond that provides practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program. Computer and work preparedness training is complemented with an equipped computer center. The kindergarten has 2 teachers and 75 children who are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. 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, 150 school-going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center in order to improve their concentration and school performance. The center’s facilities have been modified to accommodate physically disabled participants hence its doors are open to such people.

Location

The project is located close to Ahero town, Kisumu County.

Project activities

  • Working in the Model Farm of the center and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc.
  • Assisting in taking care of the Poultry
  • Assisting in training computer and work preparedness to the youth
  • General maintenance like construction, painting
  • Tree planting and maintenance
  • Supporting the promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities
  • Assisting in the preparation and serving of meals to the children
  • Assisting in general caregiving services  for the children
  • Developing age-appropriate games and playing with the children to promote the health of the children.
  • Assisting in teaching children the basics of language, speaking, writing, etc
  • Assisting in the cleaning of the facilities used by the children e.g. the classes

Accommodation

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.

Sites of Interest

  • Kisumu Museum
  • Impala Park
  • Lake Victoria boat ride
  • Kakamega rain forest
  • Ahero rice fields
  • Kit Mikai (Historic Shrine)
  • Crying stone of Kakamega
  • Equator line