Work camp: HopeLink Development Project

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Program Description

Project Location: Rusinga East Location, Mbita Constituency, Homabay County
Orientation date: 07th July 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 08th July – 25th July 2018
Safari dates: 04th July – 06th July 2018
Theme: Welfare for children and the marginalized
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
HOPE LINK, a non-profit organization, registered as a CBO, is a community initiative, formed to link the community with other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being of children, women, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economical, social and cultural background. They want to build a healthy, transformed, and interactive community. The group is involved in the following activities:
Dissemination of information to the community through dialogue, forums, workshops, road show demonstrations, outreaches
Advocacy on human rights, Child abuse, Child neglect, Education, primary health care
capacity building for better food security and livelihood
Micro finance capacity building through revolving funds
Care and support for OVC, widows and the elderly through provision of their health and education needs.
Management of a kindergarten for the development of destitute children
Enhancing community interaction by hosting volunteers from different countries and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with us in work camps or as individual volunteers

Highlights

Work camp activities:
Environmental cleanup campaigns alongside Lake Victoria beaches
Farming activities i.e. organic farming
Teaching of Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies
Home visit/cultural exchange
Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops

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

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Program Details

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

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