Work camp: Crossroads Spring Primary School

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Program Description

Project Location: Hamisi Constituency, Vihiga County of Kenya
Orientation date: 04th August 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 05th August – 24th August 2018
Safari dates: 01st August – 03rd August 2018
Theme: Youth and Community empowerment
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Founded in 2004, Crossroads Springs Primary School is both a school and orphanage and is a top performing school both academically and in co-curriculum activities. The school was initiated purposely to provide care for orphans and vulnerable children most of whose parents had died of HIV/AIDS. The School strives to help students to develop skills in order to be able support themselves in future.
Crossroad Springs started with 40 children in 2004 and now serves 220 children, with over 120 children being total orphans. The children are of mixed gender and their ages are from 3 years to 13 years. These children are provided with education, meals, shelter and medical needs. The school runs from ECD (Kindergarten) to Standard eight (eighth grade). The school also accepts children who are not orphaned in order to be inclusive.
The activities undertaken by the school include; teaching the children, training the children in doing music, poems and traditional dancing, training the children in athletics and ball games like football and netball as well as training children in scouting activities. The school also hosts a women group called mukhono khu mukhono, which does rearing of pigs, fish, chicken.


Work Camp activities:
Assisting in teaching mathematics, English, science and computer studies
Assisting in preparation and serving of meals at the school.
Helping in nursing and educating the children on health and hygiene
Training children in sports, music, poems and dancing
Assisting children in development of creative art skills like painting and drawing
Taking care of the younger children as well as playing with them.
Farm work, which includes weeding, planting of variety of crops and harvesting
Taking care of domestic animals like cattle, chicken and pigs


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

Vihiga, Kenya

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Program Details

CIVS Comunity Service
  • Kenya: Vihiga
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
265 Euros
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