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KVDA/STV/04B KENIA Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria Region taking care of abandoned and extremely vulnerable orphaned children 08/04/2018 29/04/2018

St. James Community Orphans School

LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-
location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-bay County.

CLASSES: Baby class, Nursery class, Pre-unit class, Std 1, Std 2, Std 3
SPONSORS: Community sponsored
VISION:” To be an exemplary Centre of excellence in quality holistic, academic education provision within the community”
MISSION:” To provide accessible and acceptable education to the less
fortunate professionally, and in a formal manner that can be realized from within and without the community”

MOTTO:” Arise and shine for a better life”.
OBJECTIVE: To be the school within the island in helping provide for the
welfare and well-being of the numerous orphans and destitute left behind
as a result of HIV/AIDS pandemic.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES: Since the school’s inception in 2012, the
school has various volunteer activities. Among them being:
a) In 2012 (May-August), we received two volunteer teachers who
helped the school in teaching `of physical ad vocation (P.E). The
volunteers were from Italy.
b) (Jan-Feb) 2013, the school, got one volunteer (male) from Japan
who helped in the school garden.
c) (May-June), we had 2 volunteers (a couple) from USA, Michigan
who helped the teaching of health and sanitation lessons.
Security for our volunteers has always been our number one priority.
Moreover, the school is situated barely 600m from the police post
We also have a Government of Kenya dispensary within the same area to
carter for health emergency that might arise.
The school is committed to offering hope to children and especially who are
vulnerable to societal risks and this call for community of efforts.

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp.
There is no upper age limit.

PROJECT Activities: Volunteers will work for six hours daily from
Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 Brick making
 Social work majorly guiding and counseling for the HIV/AIDS
 Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people

 Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and
the international community

What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and
mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers
and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you
are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a
donation or long-term intervention on the project.

THEME: taking care of abandoned and extremely vulnerable orphaned children

Orientation: Will be done on 8th April 2018 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 9th April 2018
Airport pick-up services: The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details. The volunteers will be taken to KVDA
Residence in Karen for accommodation that has highly subsidized rates

Participation FEES: The project participation fees that is all-inclusive
for the 3-week work camp is Euro 300

INSURANCE: KVDA does not provide insurance and volunteers should
obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used
to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project, KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects,
needs and wants.

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

 The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers with very basic living conditions. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges.
 KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own
meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated.
Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. There
is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge
their electric appliances at the nearest market center.
 Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks,
games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) –
and a lot of motivation!
LANGUAGE: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a
possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages
as cultural diversity is a major component in international service