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

Short-Term Volunteering

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group 2

September 2021
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Orientation date: 4 September 2021, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 5 - 22 September 2021
Safari dates: 1 - 3 September 2021
Theme: Promoting agriculture and conservation
No. of Volunteers: 15
 

 

Project Profile

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through the production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income-generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use organic manure in farming.

Location

Harambee, Mumias, Kakamega County of Kenya.

Nature of Work

  • Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, clearing of bushes, and digging
  • Planting of tree and preparation of seedlings
  • Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products
  • Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water
  • Participation in exchange programs in schools: the teaching of how to make products from compost manure

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. 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, home visits, cultural meetings, and games. During weekends, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria, and view the equator line sign. Volunteers will also have the opportunity for an early morning visit to Kakamega Rainforest, hike on the forest hill, and witness a sunrise from the forest hill. Leasure activities’ costs are not included in the participation fee.

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: 1 – 3 September 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
E-mail: info@civskenya.com