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Workcamp supporting physically challenged children

KYALE SMALL HOME

Project Name:                        Kyale Small Home

Project Location:                  Makueni County of Kenya

Orientation date:                  07th October 2017 from 10:00am

Start and End dates:           08th October – 27th October 2017

Safari dates:                           04th October – 06th October 2017

Theme:                                     Supporting the physically challenged children

No. of Volunteers:               5 – 12

PROJECT PROFILE

Volunteer in Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and work with physically handicapped children in the Kyale Small Home. The institution consists of a school and a home, which has been in existence since 1994. A Primary School and Catholic Church surround this home, which currently houses 20 physically handicapped children. These kids are boys and girls aged between 10 to 19 years. They have suffered accidents, snakebites and Polio, were handicapped from or during birth, among other causes.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of children and young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to become self-reliant and integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

NATURE OF WORK

  • Teaching the disabled children various subjects (mathematics, English, debates, etc)
  • Care giving services, including: washing, cooking, serving, feeding and cleaning
  • Organizing extra-curricular activities, like sports, for the children
  • Working in the farm of the home to improve farm outputs

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 Machakos town, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. You can view Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, from the home and you can experience the traditional Akamba homes built by the Kamba people.

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:  04th – 06th October 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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