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

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Msichana Empowerment Kuria

Children
Msichana empowerment

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.

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

Location

The project is located in Kuria, Migori County of Kenya.

Volunteering activities

  • Engaging in capacity building programs on sexual health
  • Developing age-appropriate games for children of different age groups
  • Providing guidance and canceling to teenage girls
  • Teaching children how to speak read and write
  • Assisting in Writing reports and documentation for the project
  • Participating in annual campaigns and community events

Accommodation and food

The volunteer will live in a host family close to the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.