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GVDA 012 /01 KENIA Location: SHINYALU MED/HEALTH CENTER 03/12/2018 23/12/2018

KAKAMEGA DISPENSARY

BACKGROUND

Kakamega Forest Dispensary is a Government health centre located in Virhembe Sub-location, Shibuye location, Shinyalu Division, Shinyalu Constituency in Kakamega County.

 

MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Antenatal, Antiretroviral Therapy, Curative Outpatient Services, Family Planning, Growth Monitoring and Promotion, HIVCounseling and Testing, Immunization, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses, Prevention of Mother to Child transmission of HIV, Tuberculosis Diagnosis, Tuberculosis Labs, Tuberculosis Treatments

Accommodation

Volunteers will stay in the host family. Accommodations are very simple, there is running water and meals will be prepared by volunteers. Beds and Mattresses will be provided.

Volunteers Skills and Interests

Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, be flexible and patient motivated to learn about conservation, to work with children and adults and ability to speak English.

Project Fees

250 EUROS which includes project work, housing, all Meals, transport from the airport pick up/return and to the project site, and 24 hours on side staff support.

Orientation

Orientation will begin in the morning of the 2ndDecember 2018 at GVDA offices and you will be Picked up from accommodation and taken to the orientation will be conducted by GVDA staff in Nairobi and cover everything you need to know about your project placement. Introduction to Kenya and luhya land, luhya customs, language and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Kenya, introduction to your project and placement.

Leisure activities

 

Most of our free time will be spent sharing culture and friendship with local community members and the other volunteers on the project. There will be an opportunity to visit a local market, visit Kisumu for boat ride, tilapia fish at the lake side, crying stone.