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KVDA/STV/06A KENIA Orientation: 2nd June 2018 Location: Taita-Taveta County, Coast region Sustainable Development 02/06/2018 23/06/2018

Gideon Mosi Primary School

Project overview
The Taita hills rise from the Southeastern Nyika Plateau. They are ancient fault-block formation stretching south to Malawi through Eastern and
Southern Tanzania. They sit almost cheek-by-jowl with one of the region’s
recent volcanic ranges, the Chyulu Hills. The project is situated on the foot
of the Sagalla Hills in Taita Taveta district in coastal part of Kenya. It is
approximately 7-8 hours’ drive from Nairobi. Sagalla is remembered to be
a home of the first missionaries in the early 1900 and these is evident with
one of the first churches in Kenya still standing strong.

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

PROJECT Activities

Gideon Mosi Primary School is a relatively new institution was founded in 1990 and it has rapidly expanded to accommodate 293 boys and girls from class 1-8. The 8 Teachers at the Gideon Mosi Primary School are employed by the Teachers Service commission and they are qualified to teach all rounds from class 1-8. In cases where the teaching staff is not adequate, the Parents and Teachers Association employs teachers for a short duration of time to help bridge the obtaining gap.

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 School renovation,
 Teaching Primary School pupils
 Awareness campaign on Human Wildlife Conflict
 Home visits
 Cultural days for various nationalities
 Translation of thematic focus of the project together with the local

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.

 This phenomenon of human beings and wildlife conflict is very
controversial and has attracted the attention of all and sundry. The
scenario is prompted by the proximity of the local community to the
Tsavo National Park that is the home to wildlife and this directly plays into the hands of the local community members who are forced by the circumstances to learn to live with the situation and the
attendant challenges.

 Working with community groups on poverty reduction and sustainable development will involve the active involvement in projects that are geared towards youth and women empowerment activities, HIV/AIDS awareness, provision of infrastructure in learning institutions.
 Poverty is a major issue in the local community and is directly linked
to the spread of HIV/AIDS because poverty drives HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS drives poverty. This highlights the need for a multifaceted response to both problems, but particularly to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
 Both these problems disproportionately affect women and youth. The goal is to try and enable the local members address community
issues, thus enhancing the economic and social empowerment of women and youth for poverty reduction in Gideon Mosi, and linking this with activities to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. These activities will also help strengthen rural community and their local economies. In the process being able to improve access to quality education for school children
 The volunteers will be required to join hands together with community members in addressing the theme of the camp in order to empower the community to coming up with a more pro-active way of enhancing the academic development of community children.

Orientation: Will be done on 2nd June 2018 at KVDA Residence in
Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 3rd June

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 transfer 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 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