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KVDA/STV/11B KENIA KENIA KIDS/CULT 03/11/2018 24/11/2018

Work

• Brick making • Social work majorly guiding and counseling for the HIV/AIDS program • Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people • Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and solidarity

Accomodation and food

• 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!

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

NAME: St. James Community Orphans School ADDRESS: P.O Box 41-40319 MBITA LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-bay County. PUPIL POPULATION: 124 CLASSROOMS: 6 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 volunteer was 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.

Additional comments

THEME: Counseling and HIV testing • HIV testing has widely expanded across Kenya since the beginning of the Millennium. In 2000 there were only three Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) sites nationwide and by 2007 there were almost 1000 • Alongside voluntary testing, provider initiated counseling and testing (PCT) has expanded and it is now available in 73 percent of health facilities. PCT is where individuals are offered a HIV test whenever they go to a health facility rather than patient having to ask for a test

Organization KVDA Community Development Projects Age 18 - 99 Age
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