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Project Name: Paranga Primary school

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/01

Location: Taita-Taveta

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Paranga Primary School was established as a result of community and volunteer’s initiative.  The initiation of Paranga Primary School came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles can be defined as follows: Human/Wildlife conflict; Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; adverse climatic condition {unreliable and unevenly distributed rainfall}; early pregnancy for teenage girls.

The source of income for the community is charcoal burning which is detrimental to the environment as regards to sustainable development.

The school has over five hundred students who undergo basic primary school education. The school is also involved in nurturing the young kids’ skills, guiding and counseling and thus career development.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Shartuka Primary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/02

Location: Kilgoris, Narok County

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Shartuka Primary school was started in 1957 to promote the educational standards of the Maasai children from the local community. The school offers primary education in the Kenyan educational curriculum 8-4-4, which is the first level, where children undergoes an eight year training system in various subject. This stage is basically a point at which a foundation in the life of the child is laid from which they can now be able to build on in achieving their talents and goals in life.

It was started by Missionaries of A. I. C. Church to help the community on the literacy level and currently it has 400 students and 40 from the Early Childhood section and at the primary level there are about 420 pupils. The school has contributed enormously in assisting the local children to pursue various professional fields in life and promotion of literacy levels in the community.

Challenges faced by the school

The Maasai community is one of the few communities in Kenya that are still entrenched and guard their cultural practices. Some of the practices have had a negative impact on the educational development of the local people especially the girl child. Some of these practices include; Cultural e.g. Female genital mutilation of the girls, thereafter the girls are married immediately.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kenya Institute of Organic Farming

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/03

Location: Juja, Nairobi Metropolitan Region

Service Sector: Agricultural Technology Development

Project background

Kenya Institute of Organic Farming (KIOF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating throughout Kenya and the Eastern Africa region.  It is not operated for profit nor other commercial purposes but for the benefit of the public at large, promoting rural development and education in the areas of organic agriculture and related marketing services.

KIOF was a pioneer in Kenya’s organic agriculture movement. It is based in Juja town near Thika, 30 Km Northern of Nairobi. It was established in 1986 to promote organic agriculture among small-holder farmers though training and awareness creation with focus on youth, women and self-help framing groups.  KIOF maintains demonstration centers in five locations of Eastern, Central and Rift Valley provinces. KIOF works with NGO’s, government, departments and research organizations in this initiative. The instate has published several books on smallholder organic farming practice .KIOF trains stallholder farmers in  organic farming methods using locally available resources, including local indigenous knowledge, for maximum production to feed a growing population.  This can be realized through a holistic approach to the farming system and including such factors as choice of crops, composting techniques, planting systems, crop storage, animal husbandry, crop protection and soil erosion. Their struggles can be defined as follows; Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; Adverse climatic condition {unreliable and unevenly distributed rainfall}; Early pregnancy for teenage girls; HIV/AIDS epidemic

Project activities

Besides from the regular training-programs, KIOF is involved in a wide range of activities related to the broad field of organic farming: Juja Organic Market; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA – ”box-scheme”); KIOF Demonstration Gardens; Small Earth Girls’ High School; Outreach and Consultancy Department; Quality Management Systems for Small Scale Marketing Groups; Banana Nurseries

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers will be involved in horticultural development initiatives within the community and the institution under the guidance and supervision of the staff and the field officers.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kilingili Secondary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/04

Location: Vihiga County, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Kilingili secondary school was established by the community members to offer their children who had graduated from primary school an opportunity to pursue their secondary education dreams. The school has three streams from form one to form four and each class has an average of forty students. Hence the school has an approximately 450 students. Since the initiation of the school many community members especially the youths have been able to achieve and develop their talents that have made them become better members of the society who have and are contributing positively to the development process of the local community structures of sustainability. The school also provides an opportunity where the youth are empowered on issues dealing with drug abuse and their life development. Apart from class work activities the students have an opportunity to develop their skills and interest in sporting activities as well as clubs that are aimed at enhancing the general development of the local community.

Most members of the community are small scale farmers who only produce foodstuffs that are consumed within the family household.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

 

Project Name: Nyabosongo Bena Academy

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/05

Location: Kuria

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Nyabosonga Bena Academy Primary School was established as a result of community’s initiative to promote the literacy levels in the community.  The initiation of Nyabosonga Bena Academy came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles can be defined as follows: Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; cultural practices that sometimes have had negative impact on the growth of the community; early pregnancy for teenage girls due to cultural practices. This school is a turning point where parents are advised to give their children an opportunity to pursue their academic dream that is aimed at enabling them to fully participate in the productive development of the community structures and thus making life better for the generations to come.

Most members of the community are small scale farmers most of home only produce food stuffs that are not even enough to support the wellbeing of their families.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Esiarambatsi Health Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/06

Location: Emuhaya, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Health Promotion Project

Project background

Esiarambatsi Health Center is a community health institution initiated by the local community members to promote their health wellbeing. The local community used to walk several kilometers before they could access a health facility as a result most of them lost their lives due to this. The area is one of the hard ship areas in Kenya and the dispensary is understaffed hence a load to the doctor in charge who has the responsibility to ensure that all community members are served with quality services. Since the establishment of the institution it has enabled many of the community members to be involved in productive activities thus ensuring that their children are able to attend school due to good health.

The health institution also offers an opportunity where the community members come together to enhance the process of implementation of community development activities and thus champion on a common course that is to improve the living standards of the local community members. The initiation of Esiarambatsi Health Center came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles can be defined as follows: Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; unreliable and unevenly distributed rainfall; early pregnancy for teenage girls.

The majority of community members are subsistence farmers whose harvest in not even enough to cater for the wellbeing of their families for a session. Due to poor farming techniques there has been a series of environmental degradation, with which has come up several diseases that have affected the children such as malnutrition.

Project activities

The facility offers health services to the local community members

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers will be assigned duties in the health facility according to your interest

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Ebusiralo Youth Polytechnic

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/07

Location: Emuhaya, Vihiga County, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Vocational Center (Skills Development

Project background

The Polytechnic started as a community based initiative in support of the need to realize self-development. It was difficult to consolidate the community resolve until in 2008 when the process of obtaining legal status ensued and this was followed by frantic efforts by development partners to support the community to realize its objectives.

In 2009, an international voluntary service program was organized by KVDA and this jump-started the construction of the first administration block that is yet to be completed as the inaugural step to develop the infrastructure at the Polytechnic. Current student enrolment is approaching 100 and this comprises of boys and girls, the majority of whom have completed their Primary and secondary school education and yearn for career development. Teaching fraternity is made up of 7 teachers and the Polytechnic sits on a one-acre land owned by the Polytechnic

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Mkombozi Chanzu Ingidi Friends Secondary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/08

Location: Vihiga, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Mkombozi Chanzu Ingidi Friends Secondary School is a school initiated by the Friends Church to promote the literacy levels in the local community and thus promote and improve the competitive nature of the youth especially from the local community with other youths across the country. The school offers the secondary education following the Kenyan education system 0of 8-4-4. This stage is where the students are prepared for the choice of their career lines and it is a point where the students after the four years in school graduate institutions of higher learning or tertiary institutions where they are able to pursue and develop their skills and talents.

The school was established in February 2009 to offer educational support community children who had just finished primary school education. At the moment the school has 44 students of which 25 are girls and 19 are boys. It stands on a 21/2 acreage of land and in order to pave way for its establishment 4800 tea bushes were removed for construction of more school building and indication of how the community members have valued the education of their children. The construction is ongoing which is aimed at providing a better learning atmosphere to the students. The school has four teachers at the moment.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Shimba Hills Forest Guides Association (SHIFOGA)

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/09

Location: Kwale County, Coastal Region

Service Sector: Conservation Project

Project background

Shimba Hills Forest Guides Association is a group comprising of 30 local youths who have come together to support eco-tourism in the Shimba hills national reserve. The group is involved in guiding tourists through the reserve in addition to other environmental conservation activities.

Mission: to actively participate in conservation endeavors of the Shimba Hills and to sensitize the locals on the benefits of the reserve.

Vision: To have a conservation conscious community

Project activities

Tour guiding in the Shimba Hills National Reserve and also the SHIFOGA Forest Nature Trail; Tree planting and the ongoing maintenance of tree nurseries; Management and maintenance of the local sanitation program (public toilet); Bee keeping and butterfly farming; Creation and continuity of school education programs

Volunteer tasks

Internships, volunteering and research placements are seen as an important part of the group’s strategy for continued growth. New volunteers bring with them a different outlook and perspective, as well as knowledge base, which is invaluable to the continued learning and education of the group and its members.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Vigetse Primary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/10

Location: Vihigha, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Vigetse Primary School was established as a result of community’s initiative to enhance the educational development of the children from the local community in order to reduce the illiteracy levels in the community. The school was also initiated to offer a forum where the community members could meet to enhance the process of implementation of community development activities and thus champion on a common course that is to improve the living standards of the local community members. The initiation of Vigetse Primary School came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles can be defined as follows: Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; unreliable rainfall due to the effects of human activities on the local forest cove; early pregnancy for teenage girls that over the years resulted in school drop outs. The school offers primary education in the Kenyan educational curriculum 8-4-4, which is the first level, where children undergoes an eight year training system in various subject. This stage is basically a point at which a foundation in the life of the child is laid from which they can now be able to build on in achieving their talents and goals in life

Most community members are small scale farmers who are not even able to produce enough food to support their own families.

The school has over five hundred students who undergo basic primary school education. The school is also involved in nurturing the young kids’ skills, guiding and counseling and thus career development.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Epang’a Primary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/11

Location: Emuhaya, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Epang’a Primary School was founded probably in 1928, by the community members who valued education after being challenged by the Missionaries who had settled at Kima Mission Station. It is a two-streamed mixed primary school. It is thus an old educational institution which without doubt, has for decades positively contributed to the general development of the people of this community and beyond.  It is a bridge of hope many have crossed to make the entire society to be what it looks like today and to that effect, we find it quite abnormal to just watch it go down to ruins as History and the future generations may judge us harshly in the name of justice.

The school buildings which sprung up rapidly in a feat to run away from temporary and semi-permanent structures in 1970’s were poorly planned and the workmanship was very much wanting. The ratio of the mixture of sand and cement was so poor that within 19 years, most of the buildings had become so risky for habitation.  One of the blocks in March 2005 was heavily brought down by storms; thank God children were not in school then.  The Ministry of Public Health moved swiftly and condemned all the 15 classrooms in March 2005.

Most community members are small scale farmers who are not even able to produce enough food to support their own families

Objectives of the school:

a)             To provide education that will enable pupils to succeed both in their internal and external exams.

b)            To provide education that will encourage the pupils to respect themselves and others.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Shining Star Academy

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/12

Location: Muhuru Bay, Migori County, Lake Victoria Region

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Shining Star Academy is a community based educational institution and an upcoming rural resource center that is aimed at enhancing the development of the community children educational development and also caters for the needs of the OVC who were being neglected in the community. The establishment of the center was a great mile stone since it now offered an opportunity to the community children especially the OVC to catered for and that they had someone who could champion their interests. Most of its activities are supported by both beneficiaries and community members.

Most people in the local community are involve in the fish industry which at times has lured school going children to join. This in fact has had negative impacts on the community since it has resulted in early marriages, school drop outs, early and unplanned pregnancies not forgetting the spread of HIV/AIDS that has resulted in the increase of the number of OVC’s in the community. The need to empower the local community members led to the establishment of the center that has over the years assisted in educating the local community on various issues that affect the development process of the community.

The project aims at ensuring the following activities in the local community: Early childhood development; Basic primary school education; Care and support orphans and vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS families; Enhancement of community empowerment trainings; ICT promotion and development in the local area

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Credo Children Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/13

Location: Runyenjes, Eastern Kenya

Service Sector: Child Care Centre

Project background

Credo Children Center is a community base organization that was established as a rescue centre and place of safety for OVC’s from the local community.  The influx is largely attributed to the breakdown of social norms, high poverty rate and HIV/ AIDS scourge that has affected the family structures in most communities not only in this area but also across the country. The Institution has the sole responsibility of taking care of children in need of care and protection in their formative age.

Credo Children Center aims at creating a society where children become responsible citizens through fulfillment of their prescribed rights and welfare. Hence it safeguards the rights and welfare of all children in the local community through implementation of relevant policies, coordination, supervision and delivery of services.

Project activities

Programs provided in the home include: Child guidance and counseling; Food, shelter and clothing; healthcare services for the children; Home tracing & family re-integration; Networking with other institutions involved in similar activities; Education for the younger children through a nursery school

Volunteer tasks

Child guidance and counseling; Food, shelter and clothing; Networking with other centers; Education for the younger children through a nursery school. In addition volunteers will be involved in capacity building and resource mobilization to support the activities of the home. At times volunteers will be called upon to be involved in awareness programs especially with regards to children rights. To ensure that the children in the center utilize their talents volunteers will also be involve in career development activities while placed in the home.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Vigina Secondary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/14

Location: Vihiga, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Vigina Secondary School is a learning institution that offers secondary school education that was established as a result of community’s initiative to promote the literacy levels in the community as well as promote the educational levels of the girls in the local community.  The initiation of Vigina Secondary School came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community especially since most of the graduates from primary schools could not walk long distances to attend schools in other parts as a results most of the girls ended up getting married at an early age while the young men were involved in activities that had a negative impact on their lives such as drug use and abuse and alcoholism. This school is a turning point where parents are advised to give their children especially the girls an opportunity to pursue their academic dream that is aimed at enabling them to fully participate in the productive development of the community structures and thus making life better for the generations to come.

Since the initiation of the school many community members especially the youths have been able to achieve and develop their talents that have made them become better members of the society who have and are contributing positively to the development process of the local community structures of sustainability.

Most members of the community are small scale farmers most of home only produce food stuffs that are not even enough to support the wellbeing of their families.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

 

 

Project Name: Essumba Primary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/15

Location: Emuhaya, Vihiga County

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Essumba Primary School was founded probably in mid-1900, by community members who valued education after being challenged by situations of underdevelopment in the local community.  It is a one-streamed mixed primary school. It is thus an old educational institution which without doubt, has for decades positively contributed to the general development of the people of this community and beyond.  It is a bridge of hope many have crossed to make the entire society to be what it looks like today and to that effect, we find it quite abnormal to just watch it go down to ruins as History and the future generations may judge us harshly in the name of justice.

The school offers primary education in the Kenyan educational system 8-4-4 to the children from the local community. This aimed at enabling the children to grow up in to better citizens who are able to contribute to the general development of the local community. The school also aims at instilling discipline in the lives of this children and also trying to deal with the issue of drug use and abuse in the wider community not forgetting the effects alcoholism to the stability of families which eventually affect the general growth of the children.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Star Rays Educational Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/16

Location: Lugari, Kakamega County

Service Sector: Educational Development Project

Project background

Star Rays Educational Center is a community based organization and an upcoming rural resource center that is aimed at enhancing the development of the community children educational development. The project was established in 2002. The project is non-profit making and most of its activities are supported by both beneficiaries and community members.

The project is located in a rural area which is ranked among the poorest despite being located in a high potential area with many underutilized resources. Poor health, high mortality rate among the community children, high illiteracy, lack of ICT know how, high rate of unemployment are some of the things that can be identified with the local community. These activities have led to undesirable social behaviors especially among the youths.

Motto: Education is a lifetime gift

Vision: Change our living standards through education

Mission: Facilitate sustainable delivery of conditional education, health and development until we become self-reliant

Project activities

Early childhood development; Basic primary school education; Care and support orphans and vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS families; Community information (library) services; Enhancement of community empowerment trainings; ICT promotion and development in the local area

Volunteer tasks

Promotion of the education growth of the children both through classroom work and also practical work as well as sporting and club activities, involving the children in innovation and creativity activities that will also promoter the education growth of the children, career development. Community sanitation will also be an area of focus for the volunteer hence the involvement of community members in coming up with ways of enhancing this activities will go a long way in ensuring that the volunteer is able to achieve the laid down goals.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Life Link Youth Group

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/17

Location: Luanda, Vihiga County

Service Sector: Youth Empowerment/Educational Development

Project background

Life Link Youth Group was established with the local youth to champion the needs of the youth and thus enable them to actively participate in community development initiatives. The group is aimed at developing a sustainable community using the available resources in the local community for social, economic and physical development skills to create employment opportunities. This thus is aimed at resulting into community development initiatives in the area thus reducing the social evil activities among the youth generation.

The group aims at erasing criminal offences among the youth; the utilization of locally available resources and talents in enhancing the development process. Through the activities of the project it is aimed that the literacy levels of community members especially the school children will be increases. The group also champions to ensure the realization of children rights and empowering the youth to participate in development activities that are able to up the living standards in the local community.

Project activities

Educational development activities; environmental sustainability; awareness on HIV/AIDS; Talent development;

Volunteer tasks

Land-scaping and tree planting to enhance the environmental sustainability of the local community; Construction; Teaching at the local primary school by supporting the educational growth of the school children to enhance the interaction of volunteers with the children; Awareness creation performing arts/ women empowerment/ HIV & AIDS/ DRUG ABUSE; Youth empowerment / Talent Development; Forums with Orphans and Street Children (feeding programs, games and performing arts).

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Poroko Friends Special School for the Mentally Handicapped

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/18

Location: Kilgoris, Narok County

Service Sector: Skills Development Project

Project background

The handicapped children and youths in the community endure unbearable suffering because of the nature of the cultural practices and the attitude of community members. Mental retardation is stigmatized and any child with such handicapped is either hidden at home or kept to look after their animals.

Poroko special school is the only such school in the larger Transmara region. It is located in the Maasai country side. The school was established to address the plight of the handicapped among the Maasai community. The school thus will go a long way in addressing this crucial problem. The school at the moment has a total of 72 students and seven teachers and seven support staff. 50 students are in residence in the school. The main objective of the school is to equip the mentally handicapped in the area of operation with life skills and get employed in other sectors with technical qualification to own their own small industries and hence create their own employment and be self-reliant

Project activities

Nurturing and developing the skills and talents of children with mental disability and making the community aware of their needs and how well they can be integrated into the development spectrum of the community.

Volunteer tasks

Nurturing the talents of these children will be involved in the following activities together with other staff members: support in educational development of the children especially in the following fields’ handcrafts, agriculture, home science and woodwork. Volunteers will also be involved in the awareness creation with the community to enlighten the local community on the needs of these children and enhance their acceptance in the community. Other activities will include awareness creation in the community on emerging issues especially HIV/AIDS; Resource mobilization to support the activities of the project; capacity building.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Ukweli Farmers Community Based Organization

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/19

Location: Emuhaya, Vihiga County

Service Sector: Agricultural/ Child development Project

Project background

The CBO has activities running on daily basis and mainly farm work which has committed and well skilled members. The CBO has 31 members of which 24 female 7 male. The project aims at striving for healthy living. The project was initiated due to high poverty within our community and increased deaths due to Aids and Malaria.

Vision: To alleviate poverty and hunger through agricultural activities.

Mission: Initiate and encourage income generating activities by empowering women, men and the youth to acquire agricultural modern skills and creating awareness in the field of HIV/AIDS and Malaria.

Some of the challenges facing the group in its implementation of their activities include but not limited to: Lack of literacy rate in our community members; Lack of new technology skills in agricultural and veterinary; High deaths rates due to HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB infections.

Project activities

Sensitization of the community on HIV/AIDS and Malaria; Education on Early Child Development within the C.B.O.; Organic Farming on {horticultural farming}; they plant soya and produce soya product added value; poultry keeping; growing of tissue culture bananas

Volunteer tasks

Sensitization of the community on HIV/AIDS and Malaria;  Education on Early Child Development; Organic Farming on {horticultural farming}; poultry keeping; growing of tissue culture bananas; awareness creation within the community; resource mobilization and capacity building among the group members

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Usife Moyo Women Group

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/20

Location: Butere-Mumias

Service Sector: Women Empowerment/Microfinance Development

Project background

Usife moyo women group is a community based organization which was established in 2005 to spearhead community driven development initiatives and women empowerment. It also integrates different affiliated community groups to participate in development projects. Women are the centre of empowerment to urbanize their own community.

Vision: Better future and right livelihood for families and individuals in our village, to protect women rights and children.

Mission: To facilitate needy community groups into action through integrated activities and support to orphans and vulnerable children through home based care and community projects

Objectives

The purpose of the organization is to provide education amongst the OVC population, promote the place of women within the community and to promote economic empowerment amongst youth and women in within.

Project activities

Academic development, capacity building of members and community groups, developing microfinance initiatives within the community

Volunteer tasks

Time management and efficiency; Developing a Business plan; Developing financial statements; Money management and project planning (as well as looking at the obstacles faced in their current projects); Developing strategies for writing grant proposals (keeping in mind that you cannot rely on grants for operation); Community outreach and recruitment; Microfinance and reallocation of physical labour importance; Transparency/Accountability, Budgeting and Communication- Functioning like a CBO

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: St. Augustine Learning Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/21

Location: Ruiru, Nairobi Metropolitan

Service Sector: Educational Development

Project background

St Augustine children learning center is an initiative that work closely with vulnerable children from the slummy Kihunguro & Gitambaya area of Ruiru Town. The initiative was started in the year 2003 by a registered self-help group by the Ministry of social services. The formation of the group was aimed at creating HIV awareness and social welfare where we assisted each other. Through our activities in different  schools and social gathering we realized we were surrounded with many wanting children who happened to hail from families affected with HIV or who come from extremely poor families many belonging to single and young parents thus rendering the children more vulnerable . These children idled around, had no school uniforms and malnourished. Such children lacked proper support and psycho- social support was needed. St Augustine therefore aimed at breaking the trend of vulnerability through provision of education to such children and more to these, the psychosocial support in order to raise the self-esteem of such children; we focus on education, nutrition, talent development and self-esteem of such vulnerable children. St. Augustine Children Education Centre is therefore a driving force toward breaking the poverty cycle, a vehicle toward millennium development goals, HIV/Aids mitigation and networking through provision of quality and holistic education to vulnerable children in a participatory approach and also to lead us toward the Kenya vision 2030.

Project activities

Educational development of school children

Volunteer tasks

Promotion of Kenyan educational curriculum; co-curricular activities; guidance and personal development; child care; development of sponsorship program for needy children in the center

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Daughter of Destiny

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/22

Location: Mtwapa, Kwale County

Service Sector: Educational Development Centre

Project background

Daughter of Destiny is an educational center which was established to help address the plight of vulnerable children and the needs of abandoned and orphaned children within the community who underwent traumata in their young lives. These children are at many times subjects to HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and opportunities for the inhuman child forced labor as well as victims of the sexual abuse.

They lack basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter) and education which is a vital part of their growth in their families necessitated the establishment of this project to assist the children in the process of development. The project not only offers basic facilities but also offer love and a sense of belonging to the children where the children are brought up in conditions that allow them to bond together and grow up having someone at hand to nurture and guide them. The center hence provides an environment where the educational development of the children can be enhanced and thus enabling then to acquire skills and knowledge that are essential to their general life development.

Project activities

Educational development of the children in the center

Volunteer tasks

Promotion of the educational development of the students in the center, you will also be involved the process of career development in the lives of the children. Capacity building will also be one of the responsibilities with community members as well as resource mobilization in support of the project development activities. Apart from the classroom activities volunteers will be also be involved in the management of club activities in the center and involve the children in sporting activities to enhance their development and the utilization of their talents and skills.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Great Vision/Revelation Orphanage & Needy Children School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/23

Location: Maweni, Mombasa

Service Sector: Child Development Centre

Project background

Great Vision/Revelation Orphanage & Needy Children School established in 2008 to offer assistance to needy children from areas around Maweni and Kongowea in Mombasa including school drop outs by providing tuition and also vocational training. The center aims at: providing formal/basic education to the children; provision of vocational education hence reduction of poverty as a result of skills acquired; creation of employment for the slum dwellers; empowering the community education.

Project activities

Social work and educational development of the children in the center

Volunteer tasks

Social work in the orphanage where volunteers will be involved in the general care of the children, working in the local school where you will be involved in promotion of the education growth of the children both through classroom work and also practical work, games and sporting activities. Moreover, volunteers will be involved in helping in organizational duties and office work at the orphanage. Capacity building and resource mobilization to develop the capacity of the institution

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Essong’olo Secondary School

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/24

Location: Vihiga County

Service Sector: Educational Project

Project background

Essong’olo secondary school was established by the community members to offer their children who had graduated from primary school an opportunity to pursue their secondary education dreams. The school has three streams from form one to form four and each class has an average of forty students. Since the initiation of the school many community members especially the youths have been able to achieve and develop their talents that have made them become better members of the society who have and are contributing positively to the development process of the local community structures of sustainability. The school also provides an opportunity where the youth are empowered on issues dealing with drug abuse and their life development. Apart from class work activities the students have an opportunity to develop their skills and interest in sporting activities as well as clubs that are aimed at enhancing the general development of the local community.

Most members of the community are small scale farmers who only produce foodstuffs that are consumed within the family household.

Project activities

Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling

Volunteer tasks

Teaching; career development; sports and clubs management; community awareness programs on emerging community issues; institutional development

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/25

Location: Kima, Western Kenya

Service Sector: Youth Empowerment Program/Microfinance Development

Project background

Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program is a community Based Organization initiated in October 2009 to help spearhead community driven development initiatives and enable needy community groups participate in integrated development to achieve quality livelihood from; orphanage and rehabilitation of street children’s, support vulnerable children, voluntary work to various community projects, Community Savings and loaning , HIV/AIDS trainings & awareness Campaigns, Capacity Building, Organic Farming, Fish Farming, Clay Works, Computer Services and Eco-Tourism and Environmental Management.

The program is also designed to respond to Emuhaya youths’ needs and assets; the KCEP Project aims to empower youth to make sound career and life decisions as they transition from high school to the next phase of their lives. The project is also building the capacity of local institutions and networks to sustain the much-needed services that KCEP will provide. Specifically, the KCEP Project intends to offers youth a series of inter-connected interventions to: build skills, facilitate appropriate career choices, provide employment and/or income generating opportunities, bridge technical and university education opportunities and provide fun and safe spaces.

Project activities

Cyber café project; Free computer training to orphans and vulnerable youths; community microfinance project; street kids, orphans and vulnerable children support project; Eco-tourism development.

Volunteer tasks

Monitoring and supervision of the microfinance group meetings; Capacity building trainings of the groups through small business development skills; Business awareness information trainings; Data collection of microfinance groups meetings performance summaries; Updating the microfinance data base;

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

Airport transfers

  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kipawa Community Resource Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/26

Location: Kathonzweni, Eastern Kenya

Service Sector: Community Resource Center

Project background

Kipawa Community Resource Center is a community Based Organization initiated in June 2011 to help spearhead community driven development initiatives and enable needy community groups participate in integrated development to achieve quality livelihood.

The Kipawa Community Resource Center is based in Kathonzweni Eastern Province, Kenya.

Vision: Propelling sustainable development in the community.

Mission: To establish sustainable initiatives on community education, agriculture, health care, income generation, environment, orphans/widows and youth led affairs.

Project activities

Orphan feeding program; Capacity building, training in Leadership and group Management skills; Placement of volunteers to various groups with different activities in relation to their skills and interest; Mobilization of community groups into savings and loaning- initiation of community based micro finance; Environmental management and conservation; HIV/AIDS awareness, management, training and Home Based Care; Internal and external inter cultural exchange programs; Organic farming and protection of indigenous plants; Computer Services, Typesetting, Printing and photocopying to the community. This will enhance the process of enhancing computer literacy and informational technology among the local people; Community library to promote literacy; Business Development Services

Volunteer tasks

Kipawa provides opportunities for individuals to participate in community development thorough volunteer placements. We have vacancies in the fields of teaching, working with physically challenged children, youth and women groups, micro-finance, HIV/AIDS programs and environmental conservation.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

 

Project Name: Flomina Children Home

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/27

Location: Nairobi East

Service Sector: Social Services/Child Development

Project background

The home was started in 2002 and it’s situated in Kayole Eastland’s part of Nairobi. They have a total of 75 orphans; they take children who are neglected by their parents, those who are thrown away, and those whose parents are dead. The orphans range from 4 months to 20 years. They go to a nearby school in Umoja, where they commute every day.

Project activities

The home provides the following services to the children: basic needs provision, academic development; guidance and counseling; career development initiatives

Volunteer tasks

The project provides opportunities for individuals to participate in: Playing with kids after school. Babysitting the small kids; Feeding the children; General cleaning [washing clothes, bathing the kids, cleaning their rooms, changing the babies diapers] all this will be done by the help of the workers in the orphanage; Helping to prepare meals and washing the dishes; Since they have a cow the volunteer can help in feeding the cow; Taking the children to school especially the small ones.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Nairobi Children Home

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/28

Location: Nairobi North

Service Sector: Social Services/Child Development

Project background

Nairobi Children’s Home is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.  It is run by the Children’s Department. The Home was established in 1989 as a rescue centre and place of safety.  The home has a capacity of 60 children but the population fluctuates from time to time.  The influx is largely attributed to the breakdown of social norms, high poverty rate and HIV/ AIDS scourge. It is the only Government Institution taking care of children in need of care and protection in their formative age that is 0-6 years. It stands on an Eight Acres piece of land.

Vision: A society where children become responsible citizens through fulfillment of their prescribed rights and welfare.

Mission: To safeguard the rights and welfare of all children in Kenya through implementation of relevant policies, coordination, supervision and delivery of services.

Project activities

Child guidance and counseling; Food, shelter and clothing; Comprehensive healthcare; Home tracing & family re-integration; Networking with Homes ran by NGO’s, Faith Based Homes, Community Based Homes to secure vacancies for placement; Education for the younger children through a nursery school

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers placed in this project will be involved in the programmes of the home which include: Child guidance and counseling; Food, shelter and clothing; Comprehensive healthcare; Home tracing & family re-integration; Networking with Homes ran by NGO’s, Faith Based Homes, Community Based Homes to secure vacancies for placement; Education for the younger children through a nursery school.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Sanne Landin Chldren Centre-SLCC

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/29

Location: Bondo, West Kenya

Project Title: Global Fund Round 10 HIV & AIDS Program

Service Sector: Health/Social Services

Placement: At least 3 Months in the project

Project background

Goal: To contribute to the reduction of new infections and AIDS related morbidity and mortality for HIV free society in Kenya.

Service Delivery Areas

  1. Community home based care (CHB)
  2. Prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT)
  3. HIV/AIDS counseling and testing (HTC)

Project activities

Activities on CHBC

Community health workers training on community home based care and their engagement in the field activities

Outreach events targeting PLHIV and home visits for PMTCT & CHBC

Activities on PMTCT

Outreach events targeting pregnant mothers

Activities on HTC

Mobilization forums for HTC and review meetings

Volunteer tasks

To assist in coordination/review forums with community health workers, CHWS and peer educators; monitoring visits to community home based care sites to people living with HIV home visits; writing of monthly reports, quarterly and annual reports; participate in program quarterly review meetings and quarterly data quality assessments; implement program activities as per work plan and budget.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Nziu Health Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/30

Location: Wote, Makueni County, Eastern Kenya

Service Sector: Health/Social Services

 

Project background

The health facility built on 4 acres plot was initiated during the colonial era in 1940’s by the community with the aim of enabling the local people to have access to medication. The health center has the capacity to cater for 700 patients on a daily basis and it has 5 medical staff members including two casual workers

There is a building housing the main hospital and currently the maternity wing is under construction plus two staff houses.

The health institution also offers an opportunity where the community members come together to enhance the process of implementation of community development activities and thus champion on a common course that is to improve the living standards of the local community members. The initiation of Nziu Health Center came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles can be defined as follows: Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse; unreliable and unevenly distributed rainfall; early pregnancy for teenage girls.

The majority of community members are subsistence farmers whose harvest in not even enough to cater for the wellbeing of their families for a session. Due to poor farming techniques and the effects of harsh weather conditions there has been a series of environmental degradation, with which has come up several diseases that have affected the children such as malnutrition.

Project activities

The facility offers health services to the local community members

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers will be assigned duties in the health facility according to your interest some of these duties will include: record keeping, weighing, and general cleanliness among other duties in the center.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kaya Kinondo Eco-Tourism Center

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/31

Location: Kinondo, Ukunda, Kwale County, South Coast

Service Sector: Conservation/Microfinance/Eco-tourism

Project background

Sacred Mijikenda Kaya forest is one of the projects of Kenya Voluntary Development Association under World Heritage Volunteers. It is found at the coast of Kenya, Kwale County, Musabweni constituency and in Kinondo location. This is found within two communities Mgwani and Chale. Kaya means home and Mijikenda means nine sub-tribes. The sub-tribes are Digo, Giriama, Duruma, Ribe, Kambe, Chonyi, Jibani, Kauma, and Rabai. It is one of eco-tourism center at the coast. This was started to preserve, protect and promote the cultural aspect of Digo community. This project is managed by a community based organization called Kaya Kinondo ecotourism project.  Ngalahani sacred forest is another name for kaya Kinondo sacred forest.

Project activities

The project offers the following services: community banking, conservation activities within the forest; eco-tourism activities within the forest.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers will be assigned the following duties: assessing the credit demand and supply within a particular focus; Computerizing the accounting system used; Research on bank regulation, reports; Conservation activities within the forest; Analysis of book-keeping records.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

Project Name: Kaya Teleza Conservation Group

Code: KVDA/MLTV/2013/32

Location: Kwale, Kwale County, South Coast

Service Sector: Conservation/Microfinance/Eco-tourism

Project background

Kaya Teleza Conservation Group was formed by local community members towards the end of 2011. The formation was based on the abuse of the only natural resource in the area, the Kaya forest. Poaching of bush animals and illegally, uncontrolled cutting of trees was on the rise. The aim of forming this group was to collaborate with the Kaya elders together with other conservational institutions to help in protecting the sacred forest and its inhabitants. The group has also initiated agro-business, planting vegetables to support members financially who consist mostly youth, due to increase of high rate of unemployment in the local community.

Mission: To encourage the local people to come together to engage in conservation projects to reduce poverty among community members hence promotion of community development.

Objectives: To conserve the Kaya teleza as a national monument and traditional forest; Create job opportunities for the youth; Elevate poverty and idleness from the school leaving youths; Improve living standards of the community at large through community development projects; Create awareness on the importance of conserving Kaya Teleza to the community.

Project activities

The project offers the following services: Forest trails, Agro-business, cultural activities future activities: Camping site; bee keeping; traditional cuisines; fish farming; aloe farming; tree nursery

Volunteer tasks

The volunteers will work together with the group members to expand its networking circle through exchange of contacts.

Financial contribution

Participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to cover the entire duration of placement at the project and monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers staying for just one month will be inclined to pay Euros 300 per month for the one month stay in an MLTV project

What is included in the participation fee?

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and food while in the project (breakfast and dinner will be provided in project)
  • Orientation and evaluation including board
  • Transport to and from the project

What is not included in the participation fee?

  • Cost of drinks like soda, bear, mineral water etc.
  • Cost of sight seeing
  • Visa costs
  • Local traveling

 

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