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

Short-Term Volunteering

Ahero Resource Center 3

November 2021
Ahero3
 
Orientation date: November 2021, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 7 - 24 November 2021
Safari dates: 3 - 5 November 2021
Theme: Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 20
 

 

Project Profile

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 Computer & work readiness skills. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Poultry Farm, domestic animals unit, fish pond that provide 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 either orphans or 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 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

Ahero Junction, Kisumu County of Kenya.

Nature of Work

  • School activities e.g. playing with kids, cooking for the kids, teaching and washing the utensils
  • Farm work
  • Assisting in computer and work readiness training
  • General cleaning of the center
  • Cleaning and maintenance of poultry and animal units
  • General maintenance and construction at the center
  • Cleaning of the center
  • Home visits and cultural exchanges

Accommodation, Food, and Leisure Activities

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own 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, Kisumu Museum, the equator line, and a general tour in Kisumu city. 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: 3 - 5 November 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