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Getongoroma Community Development

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:
 The physical work will comprise of assisting in repairing classrooms
and digging pit latrines for the community school in the post conflict
 Youth leaders exposed to skills in the areas of peace building, and
 Exchange ideas on on-going and previous peace processes and the
strategic role the youth leaders can play.
 Youth leaders and the host communities will exchange ideas about
peace building and reconciliation strategies leading to future

 Youth leaders will have combined physical work in a conflict setting
with discussions of peace and conflict issues with communities affected by post-election violence.
 It is anticipated that the outcome of the identified activities will
enhance the process of re-building trust, whose long term objective is
reconciliation. Also strengthen the youth leaders to respond in an
appropriate way in dealing with issues of conflict within their communities. This will also compliment the work of national healing and reconstruction

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.

THEME: Building the capacity of youth leaders in approaches to peace building and reconciliation
 The signing of the peace agreements in Africa is indeed commendable
and raises new hopes for peace and development. However, peace
agreements do not automatically translate into a resolution of the
grievances or issues which caused the conflict in the first place. From
a peace builder’s perspective, these accords offer new opportunities to
reorder society, its structures and institutions, processes and relationships, in a manner that diminishes the possibility of a
recurrence of violence and improves the potential for social justice.
Reconciliation among former protagonists at all levels is crucial for
long-term peace and development.
 The conflict is between the Kuria and Maasai communities of Kenya
who are neighbours and share a common border near Kenya/Tanzania border and it is ignited by land issues scramble for scarce resources and politics. The Maasai and pastoralists while the Kuria community is engaged in small scale farming.
 The nature of conflict has led to incessant fights, cattle theft, killings
and general animosity among the neighbouring communities.

Orientation: Will be done on 12th May 2018 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 13th 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.

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 fromsprings 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.
 However, 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