Work camp: Vakevembe Community Development Group

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Program Description

Project Location: Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County of Kenya,
Orientation date: 06th October 2018 from 10:00am
Start and End dates: 07th October – 26th October 2018
Safari dates: 05th October – 07th October 2018
Theme: Supporting the physically challenged children
No. of Volunteers: 5 - 12
Vakevembe Community Development Group is a community based organization, which was founded in the year 2015 by a group of community members who were concerned about the various factors affecting the community without social structure to address them. The group achieves its objective through seeing a just and healthy society, which is able to address the issues and needs of orphans and vulnerable members of the society. They do this through seeking and building capacities of communities to be self reliant and enabling the community members improve their living standards, enhancing the provision of basic needs to the Orphans and vulnerable children through a comprehensive support system. The group also addresses jiggers eradication, HIV/AIDS awareness and drugs and substance abuse within the community. The group has also been participating in many events such as community health outreach, school education programmes and agricultural field days to empower the community to be self reliant.


Work camp activities:
Skill development through teaching of Creative Arts, Drawings, English and simple Mathematics subjects
Organizing of games and extra-curricular subjects for the kids
Farm work which includes digging, weeding, watering and planting of crops
Assisting with preparation and serving of meals to support the feeding program
Guiding and counseling programs and offering psychological support to 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

Gambogi, Kenya

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Program Details

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