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Workcamp in Kenya


Code of the project: 0414k-KE
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Nature of the project: Community Development and Support
Starting & Ending Date: October 02 – October 24
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 275 $
Total Space Available: 10

Project Highlights:

Very small and peaceful township is Mbita situated on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. Lake Victoria Safari Village and Ruma National Park is the nearby tourist attractions for those who want to hone their safari skills. Like other parts of the coubtry Mbita too faces lot of challenges including accessibility to quality education, environment conservation, Prevent and Control HIV/AIDS and related social issues.

GWC has initiated some very beneficial learning projects for its volunteers. Volunteers would teach at orphanages, help people suffering and dying of HIV/AIDS, help create awareness about HIV/AIDS and resulting evils, help with education at schools and help provide training to needy towards self reliance. The volunteers would be required to interact closely and actively with the local community to maximize the impact of good work. The suffering people do not get enough attention from Government and this is where volunteers leave their mark. Volunteers can take a break from the work by visiting near by Parks and tourist spots for relaxation. GWC believes the young has the power to bring in change smoothly, so please come forward and join hands with us for this noble cause.

IMPORTANT: Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.

Project ltinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi International Airport, from where you will be taken to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff and will be more of a familiarization trip.

Day 2 – 17: Work at Project Location in the first half of the day (Please refer Project Highlights for details). During the second half you will be required to visit community, interact with them gain more understanding of the issues they face at grass root level, help them address it through drama, plays or any fun filled activities. On weekends the volunteers are encouraged to visit tourist spots and other picnic spots for much needed relaxation.

Day 18: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements.

Food and Accommodation

GWS partner organizations at Kenya will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation would be made accessible either with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or a Home base. The living conditions depend upon the area you are assigned with, you may have not have continuous supply of electricity for example. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, beans and vegetable with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Kenyan culture and lifestyle closely.