Work camp: Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group

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Program Description

Project Location: Mumias District, Kakamega County of Kenya
Orientation date: 03rd November 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 04th November – 23rd November 2018
Safari dates: 31st October – 02nd November 2018
Theme: Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of the organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use the organic manure in farming.

Highlights

Work camp activities:
Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, planting in tree nurseries, clearing of bushes and digging
Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products
Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water
Participation in exchange programs in schools: teaching of how to make products from compost manure
Kiswahili lessons and debate lessons in local schools

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: Mumias
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
265 Euros

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