Work camp: Khalaba Community Development Group

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Program Description

Project Location: Mumias District, Kakamega County of Kenya
Orientation date: 08th September 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 09th September - 27th September 2018
Safari dates: 05th September – 07th September 2018
Theme: Sustainable development
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Khalaba Community Development Group is a self-help group based in Mumias, Western part Kenya. The group was formed with the aim to improve the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children, so that they will be able to take care of themselves. The group is running a local orphanage school, which is visited by 10 orphans and 16 widows. The orphans and widows are being supported through the sales of maize produced from their small farm. This caters for the orphans’ basic needs i.e. food, clothing and shelter. The widows also get support from various groups under the Khalaba Combined Development Group. The main purpose of the group is to mobilize the community and self-help groups to participate in grassroots efforts in poverty eradication.
The project Aims at:
Sensitizing and mobilizing groups in order to identify and solve their needs
Establishing sustainable initiatives on community education, agriculture and income generation


The work camp activities will be:
Teaching of Mathematics, English, Creative drawing subjects to the kids
Feeding programme and assisting with preparation and serving of meals
Brick making activities and construction extending of the project school.
Home visits and helping of the old sick group members
Farmwork which includes planting of crops, digging, watering of plants and clearing of bushes.
Organizing of sports and games as well as playing with the children.


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

Mumias, Kenya

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Program Details

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

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