Work camp: Community Health Volunteers (CHV)

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Program Description

Project Location: Vihrembe Market, Kakamega County
Orientation date: 09th June 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 10th June – 27th June 2018
Safari dates: 06th June – 08th June 2018
Theme: Provision of health services / conservation efforts
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Community Health Volunteers (CHV) was started with the aim of creating awareness on HIV/AIDS among the residents of Vihrembe area, as well as on issues of sexual and reproductive health. CHV is also actively involved in jigger eradication campaigns in the community. In addition, CHV educates the local community about the conservation of Kakamega Rainforest and its fragile ecosystem. The forest is home to many unique and rare animal and plant species but the increasing human population has exerted negative pressures to the forest, e.g. illegal logging, charcoal burning, cattle grazing, harvesting of medical plants and general clearing of the forest for agriculture. CHV involves the community in its preservation, ensuring the forest is cherished as a healthy, unique and diverse ecosystem for future generations.
The idea of this project is to create awareness about the negative effects of jiggers on the health of local people.

Highlights

Camp activities will include:
Door-to-door jigger eradication campaign
HIV/AIDS home-based care program
School outreach programs
Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health
Rehabilitation and conservation of Kakamega Forest through the establishment of tree nurseries

Qualifications

Age: above 18 years from (If you are below 18 years you need a written consent from a guardian)
A positive attitude towards independent progress of others
A willingness to adapt to local conditions
A desire to interact and understand other people’s culture and philosophy of life
Be open-minded and willing to freely exchange ideas, information and experiences without imposing your own values on others

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

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 Center 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

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Program Locations

Kakamega, Kenya

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Program Details

Provider:
CIVS Comunity Service
Location
  • Kenya: Kakamega
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
265 Euros

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