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KVDA/STV/05A KENIA Kuria, Migori County, South West Kenya EDU 05/05/2018 26/05/2018

Nyamanche Primary School

Nyamanche Primary School started the year 1981 as a Government School.
The School supports children from the neighbouring villages. It consists of
600 (six hundred) pupils, 350 girls and 250 boys. The school has 12
teachers, 1 female and 11 males. It has 10 classrooms, 2 offices and 1
kitchen. The school has good academic record in the County.

“Strive for Excellence”

1. To mould future leaders
2. Maintain high discipline
3. To reduce illiteracy level in the Community
4. Create platform for volunteerism.

 Cultural practice such as female genital mutilation
 Poor sanitation
 Lack of funds to facilitate the proposed development projects
 Dependency on external assistance
 Poor utilization of available resources

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

PROJECT Activities
The school was started with the aim of having members of the community
have access to education and more so the girl child. In this community,
differences between man and woman dictate a difference in their social
roles and this reinforces a notion that men are more superior to women.
Capacity building will provide both men and women with political insight
and moral support in confronting gender issues. A woman’s social status
has led to marginalization. This was the very reason of starting the school
so as to empower the girl child.

The project involves different types of activities. These include:

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 School construction
 Teaching primary school pupils
 Tree planting

 Stones collection and pathways clearing
 Sensitization of the community on the side effects of FGM
 Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 15 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.

 Female genital mutilation is a strong tradition in this community. It is
illegal. But still more than one third of the women are circumcised
and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut.
 The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the
deep devoutness the priests do not have enough power over the souls.
 FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and
tradition in certain groups.
 The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to
womanhood, “purity” for marriage and basically a wish to control
women sexually. In certain areas the survival and fertility of the local
community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not
circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as
“unmarriageable” and become outcasts.
 It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Volunteers will be required to liaise with other Non-Governmental
organizations like Red Cross in creation of awareness to the community.

Orientation: Will be done on 5th May 2018 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 6th May 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.

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

 Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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.
 The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen
connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project.
 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