Ahero Resource Center

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Program Description

The Ahero Resource Center started by CIVS is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community. The centre is equipped with a training facility, which provides capacity building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and serves as a venue for community groups meeting. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School i.e. a model Farm, which encompasses a Greenhouse, open farm and Poultry house that provide practical examples of modern farming practices. The Centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region.
From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, school going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. The center also has constructed Safe house to provide temporary accommodation for people who are facing hostility in the community. There is a fully operational Kindergarten for children who are either affected or infected with HIV/AIDS whereby the children receive free meals and education. The construction of an ICT centre is ongoing and it will provide training to the youth who have not been able to access such services that are mostly in towns.

Highlights

Volunteer activities:
Working in the Model Farm of the center and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc.
Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community
Improving the record keeping of the centers activities
Assisting in preparation of meals for OVC feeding program
Supporting the promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities
Assisting in handling the ECD children.

Qualifications

The volunteers has to be over 18 and highly motivated to contribute to the project's objectives.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Included services:
- Airport transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during orientation and placement duration
- Coordination, mentoring and supervision
- possibility: 3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Reserve, 330 Euro

The following costs are NOT included:
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc
- Cost of sightseeing
- Visa costs (www.ecitizen.go.ke)
- Direct donations to the project
- Local traveling
What to bring: Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens.

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Program Locations

Ahero, Kenya

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Program Details

Provider:
CIVS Comunity Service
Location
  • Kenya: Ahero
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
Up to one month: 250 Euros, 2 months and longer: 200 Euro/month

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