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

Short-Term Volunteering

St. Vianeey Academy

July 2021
St Vienney academy

Orientation date: 3 July 2021, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 4 - 21 July 2021
Safari dates: 30 June - 2 July 2021
Theme: Promoting Basic Education and Community Development
No. of Volunteers: 15


Project Profile

St. Vianeey Academy and Children Centre provide education and feeding programs to children aged 3-14 years. The children are from low-income families, orphans, single parents, and others, have disabilities and special needs. The Centre was established in 2016, this came as a result of the founder's great passion to help the needy children, love for the children, and selfless heart to help the needy. His mission is to go all over the country and reach the needy children, work with the young women and youth to establish a community college where they can learn skills to empower themselves and support their families. In his mission, he realized that most children in Rodi area are orphans, other had dropped out of school and others were left out as they didn't conform to the set pass marks in various schools, he was challenged by this and it geared him to establishing a Centre where these children can get quality education to equip them for their future lives.
The Centre has opened its doors to all children where they can get access to medical facilities, which is a challenge In Rodi as people hardly access a medical facility, therefore, leading to high death rates and also the high cost of attaining medication.
Vianeey academy and children Centre is a democratic Centre which aims at providing quality education to the children through professional teaching and acquisition of books for the children, provision of recreation activities where the children can discover their talents at a tender age, provision of feeding program as some of the families can barely afford meals in a day.


Rodi, Homabay County of Kenya.

Nature of Work

  • Assisting in the provision of basic education to the children (simple mathematics, English, science)
  • Training children in sports, music, poems, and dancing
  • Gardening of crops that help in the school feeding program
  • Taking care of domestic animals like cattle, chicken, and pigs
  • Assisting in preparation and serving of meals
  • Cleaning and maintenance of project area
  • Construction (this will be confirmed later)

Accommodation, Food, and Leisure Activities

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping mat and a sleeping bag. This area is sometimes muddy therefore it's important to have working boots. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks in the village, cultural meetings, and games. During weekends volunteers can visit the Rusinga islands, Lake Victoria boat ride, or Ruma National Park. We advise volunteers not to swim in the lake since the water is contaminated with parasites.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in our workcamp projects 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: 30 June – 2 July 2021

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

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