CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Tujengane Community Development Self Help Group

August 2020
Tujengane Community

Orientation date: 1 August 2020, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 2 August - 19 August 2020
Safari dates: 29 - 31 July 2020
Theme: Empowering the youth and vulnerable communities
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20


Project Profile

Tujengane self Help Group, a non-profit initiative that is based on the community development which was started by joint youths in Mulundu village and its neighboring communities, due to increase in poverty and illiteracy among the youths in the village as a result of disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. Tujengane literally means ‘build each other up’ had the main aim of improving peoples’ lives in the community especially the vulnerable as well as linking the community with other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being of orphans and vulnerable children, mistreated women, widows, widowers, men, people with disabilities and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economic, social and cultural background. They are aiming to build a healthy, transformed, and interactive society.


Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya

Workcamp activities

  • Jiggers eradication and sensitization awareness within the community
  • Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans, and vegetables
  • Exchange programs with the community members through home visits
  • Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children
  • Preparing and engaging in brick making for various youths so that they can sell and earn a living and support their families
  • Digging farms and as well as harvesting for the old and widows
  • Helping in the construction of houses for widowers Vulnerable families and the old
  • Organize community reach out with community health volunteers for the HIV/AIDS campaign
  • Organizing life skill sessions in schools with the children in order to nurture them and live a positive life while avoiding drug abuse and engaging in bad groups
  • Planting trees and taking part in the conservation of the environment

Arrival at the airport

We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.

Accommodation 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.

The volunteers can visit Kaimosi forest, which is 15 minutes’ walk from the campsite where volunteers can see different species of birds and monkey and have a nature walk and Lake Victoria, which is 45 minutes’ drive from Kaimosi town, and Kakamega rainforest, which is also 45 minutes’ drive from the project.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include: -

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Centre
  • Tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs

Safari Option

CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation, and tour guiding.

Safari dates: 29 July – 31 July 2020

Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park at 340 Euro

What to carry

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, working gloves, sandals, and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968