Work Camp: Sigomre Small Home

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Program Description

Project Location: Siaya County of Kenya
Orientation date: 14th July 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 15th July – 03rd August 2018
Safari dates: 11th July – 13th July 2018
Theme: Supporting the physically challenged children
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Sigomre Small Home for the Physically Challenged Children was established in 1996 by Bishop of Kisumu Diocese and the community. The purpose of its establishment was to provide basic needs such as accommodation, education, food, shelter and health care for disabled people within the surrounding communities. The community at Sigomre donated land for construction of the facility. The project has been supporting many people who are physically and mentality challenged thus empowering them socially and economically to become self reliant and fully integrated members of their communities. Currently the home hosts 52 people with disabilities of which 28 are males and 24 are females. They are aged between 3-25 years. The home has boarding, primary and vocational training sections, which are located within the project site. The vocational training section provides skills like tailoring and carpentry mainly to those who fail to complete their education.


Work camp activities include:
Assisting in teaching English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and creative arts subjects
Sewing, beadwork and crocheting
Provision of nursing services and general health education
Playing games with the physically challenged people
Teaching of computer lessons and skills to the students
Care giving services such as preparation of meals, assisting the kids with mobility and general cleaning of the home
Physiotherapy sessions that includes physical assessment of range of movement and manual muscle strength testing
Farm work which includes weeding, planting of variety of crops and harvesting


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

Ugunja, Kenya

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Program Details

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