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Working in sustainable community development


Are you interested in making a difference through workcamps in two different countries? If yes the CIVS Kenya and UVIKIUTA-Tanzania is the right address for you. We enable you to help the needy in a meaningful and sustainable way, while acquiring important life skills as you travel through Tanzania and Kenya, the most popular countries in Eastern Africa!

You can join our 4-week Workcamps and we are very much looking forward to make your stay in Project description: This project will be co-hosted by two organisations in East Africa; Tanzania and Kenya an unforgettable experience!

UVIKIUTA in Tanzania and CIVS in Kenya under the theme “Sustainable community development”. The first two weeks of the program will be spent in Tanzania and the second half in Kenya.



 Phase one in Tanzania from 31st July to 13th August 2017:

Project Name: School Project in Dodoma
Project Location: Dodoma
Theme: Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 10-20

Phase Two in Kenya from 14th August to 27th August 2017:

Project Name: Marianne Centre
Project Location: Kamirithu village, Limuru County of Kenya
Theme: Sustainable community development
No. of Volunteers: 10 – 20



This project aims to contribute to the empowerment of young women and women through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Participants’ time, skills, and ideas are expected to help in building solidarity and support for young women and men of in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

Project Activities:  In Tanzania participants of this project will be involved in renovation of school buildings and painting. In supporting the greening school campaign volunteers will participate in providing garbage separation facilities and composting. Depending on the weather; volunteers will also plant trees and beautification activities in the schools.

Accommodation:  In Tanzania participants will be accommodated at the students’ hostel in the community. Clean water and electricity will be available, however electricity is not reliable.

Location: Participants of this project are privileged to be at heart of most famous cultural, natural and attractions countries in Africa. In Tanzania the project location will be hosted in Dodoma Municipality (Newly declared capital of Tanzania in the central part).

Free time activities: The project is organised by providing opportunity for participants to utilise their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. In Tanzania we will have possibilities to see wild animals at Ngorongoro crater & Lake Manyara National Park as well cultural tourism in Masai communities and Kondoa Irangi.

Terminal: Participants of this project will be picked up at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the Bus Stations or Railway stations in Dar es Salaam.

Extra Fee:  Participation fee of €200 or equivalent Tanzanian to be paid on arrival day Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, cost of relevant Visas or permits, airport drop off on departure date, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, local transport to the project (One way) after arriving in the host country, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the program and general running cost of the project.


People with mental disabilities in Kenya (approximately 2.9 million) face special challenges in their lives. Many Kenyans still associate people who have mental disabilities with witchcraft, and little has been done to combat this stigmatization. Most people with mental disability have a mild to moderate mental retardation. However, they can learn and are capable of developing skills throughout their lives. They have a wide range of talents, which can possibly be discovered at any moment in their childhood. The major shortcomings of the current educational system for (young) adults with mental disabilities is that they are too old to be enrolled in a primary school, but mentally incapable of attending a normal secondary school. Because of that, the Marianne Center, started in the year 2010, focuses on people with mild to moderate mental disabilities, varying from Down Syndrome to Autism, from the age of 16 to 35 years. The training center for this group has given them and their parents hope for a better future. Currently, the center has 38 students. The students are divided into classes according to their abilities. The (young) adults are trained in basic life skills, vocational and income generating activities. At the end of the training, their capabilities are assessed and efforts are made for them to be attached to an employer where they get the possibility to perform basic tasks.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities, by making them self-reliant and by easing their integration into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.


  • Thorough cleaning of the entire centre so that when school reopens then students find it well cleaned
  • Land scaping including planting of trees and flowers
  • Farm work which includes working in the greenhouse and open field


Volunteers taking part in this project will first arrive in Tanzania Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the Bus Stations or Railway stations in Dar es Salaam and join workcamp in Dodoma between 31st July and 13th August 2017.

All volunteers will then travel by road to Kenya through the Namanga border. We will pick up the volunteers at Nairobi city Centre Bus station. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.


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

Volunteers in this workcamp can visit Hell Gate, which is about 2hours from the workcamp to location in addition to joining Maasai Mara National park


Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 200 euros. This cost will include:

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 2 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


UVIKIUTA Center-Tanzania

Contact person: Ben Mongo

E mail: [email protected]


CIVS Community Service- Kenya

Contact person: Jasper Malome

E mail: [email protected]

Website: www.civskenya.com

Telephone: +254 722-210968, +254 712-354600


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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