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Workcamp empowering youth and marginalized community

BISHOP CHABUGA FOUNDATION

Project Name:                        Bishop Chabuga Foundation

Project Location:                  Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya

Orientation date:                  05th August 2017 from 10:00 am

Start and End dates:            06th August – 25th August 2017

Safari dates:                           02nd August – 04th August 2017

Theme:                                     Youth and Community empowerment

No. of Volunteers:               10 – 20

 

PROJECT PROFILE

The Bishop Chabuga Foundation is a local organization that was founded by the African Divine Church in 2015. Its major objective is reaching out to community members and empowering the youth and marginalized community through provision of basic needs like education, health care, HIV/AIDS campaign awareness and offering vocational training to the youth living around the community.

The organization manages a Primary School operating from grade one to eight. The school enrolls pupils who come from the surrounding local community and are from poor backgrounds. The institution also has a feeding program where the pupils can get their meals in order to focus on their education. It also has a vocational training centre that is used to train youths. It offers tailoring and carpentry, which aids them to acquire skills which will help them to better their lives and thus to become better persons in the community.

Additionally, there is a dispensary where the local community members get access to health care. They also have a Voluntary Counseling Centre where they do counseling and testing of HIV, thus increasing the awareness of the youth and the community about the disease and teaching them to beware of the pandemic disease.

WORKCAMP ACTIVITIES

  • Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables
  • Sensitization awareness on HIV/AIDS
  • Exchange programs i.e. debates in school
  • Assisting with the work in the hospital
  • Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies subjects
  • Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children

ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT

We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.

ACCOMMODATION AND SITES OF INTEREST

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.

In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30hr drive respectively from the project.

CAMP FEES

Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include:

  • 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

SAFARI OPTION

CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Masai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding.

Safari dates:  02nd – 04th August 2017

Charges:         3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Park, 330 Euro

WHAT TO CARRY

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.

 

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