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Project Name: St. Joseph’s Nyamosense Special Unit SchoolCode: KVDA/MLTV/2019/02
Location: South West Kenya, Kenya/Tanzania border
Service Sector: THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES: “The duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfill”
OVERVIEW ON HOSTING ORGANIZATION
Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) is an indigenous, non- political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under theSocieties‘ Act. In 1993, KVDA was registered as a Non-Governmental organization by the establishment of the NGOs Coordination Act.
KVDA has since inception hosted over 50, 000 international volunteers to its community service development projects that have left indelible mark to efforts to enhance sustainable development.
The School is still at the initial stages started in 2012 under Nyamosense Primary School and Nyamosense Catholic Church. The management is in the process of registering the institution with the Ministry of Social Services in Kubwaha. The inhabitants are Kuria speaking people residing in the South West of Kenya. Their economic mainstay is farming, where farmers grow tobacco, maize, beans, sweet potatoes and other horticultural crops for sale. Cattle and goat trade also take place but the volume of trade has gone very low owing to the incessant cases of cattle rustling between the Kuria people and the Maasai and Kipsigis of the neighboring Trans Mara district. The area has low levels of literacy especially among people aged from 35 years and above.Project activities
The idea was prompted by the growing need to sensitive members of the local community on the plight of Children with disabilities, who continue to suffer neglect and denial as the society remains conservative and unwilling to attend to children with disabilities
Teaching pupils at the special Unit School
Care and support of orphans
Help children with sanitation issues such as: brushing teeth, showering, and
establishing and maintaining personal hygiene
Organize games, drawing lessons, singing sessions, dancing, and other creative,
educational and extracurricular activities
Brick making together with local community
Open forums for discussion on children rights
Study lessons on retrogressive cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation
Submit project report to KVDA
Though volunteers ascribe to different cultures and ethics the following are key regulations
Respect for every child, fellow volunteers, staff and management
Obtain authority from the management before taking any pictures of the
children, staff or buildings
Abstain from smoking, alcohol and other prohibited drugs within the institution
Follow established channels of reporting on all matters
Treat all information related to the children in strict confidence
No invitations to personal friends/relatives and strangers at home
PROJECT START DATES
It is recommended that volunteers applying to join this project should be aware that school terms in Kenya start at the beginning of the following months January, May and September 2019
Schools in Kenya have three holiday seasons; April, August, November and December annually
This means the volunteers wishing to participate in this project should arrive in Kenya at the start of January, towards the end of April and towards the end of August 2019
The project participation fees is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival to the cover costs stipulated the entire duration of the project. Monthly payment of participation fees is not allowed for conventional purposes. Volunteers accepted on MLTV project for one month will pay Euros 300 for the one month placement.
What is included in the participation fee?
Return transfers from the airport
Full board at the project (Accommodation and meals provided at the project)
Orientation, evaluation and monitoring
What is not included in the participation fee?
Travel to and from the project. The volunteer will be required to pay for the bus tickets
Refreshments outside the project
Air ticket, Excursion, Visa and Insurance
Local travel and Personal effects
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
Home stay and the volunteer is entitled to private room but will share other amenities and meals with the host family.
It is convenient for the volunteer to carry sleeping bag, mat and personal effects. KVDA has a memorandum of understanding with the host project regarding the
project costs with appropriate procedures, checks and balances.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is the port of arrival and KVDA will designate a driver for the airport pick up.
We strongly advice volunteers against getting taxis on their own without reference to KVDA due to the obvious risks and in case of any challenges on arrival kindly contact KVDA via mobile telephone 0721650357
Volunteers will be driven to the YMCA South hostels located 15 Kilometers away from the airport where they will be accommodated ahead of their placement to the project.
The residence is situated in the serene environment with amble space for recreation and spectacular setting as the inauguration of volunteering to make a difference in the world.
Kenya is replete with a lot of interesting and natural spectacular sites of interest that would capture the imagination of volunteers.
From the tour to the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve to visits to local community beholding sights, the volunteers have the previledge to make choices that would fundamentally make the difference.
The project also offers a perfect opportunity for people who enjoy being close to nature and are interested in the spectacular setting that traditional way of living in the heartland of the African culture would enrich your cultural heritage
Laundry and water:
Water is available at the hosting house from springs and it is important to preserve water at all times due to its scarcity and cooperation with the hosts will be highly appreciated
There are no washing machines in the institution and the volunteer will be guided on how to wash clothes
Volunteers are expected to have their own medical insurance and other personal
expenses and it is important to carry your own medical and travel insurances.
Mentor for the volunteer from the hosting organisation: KVDA will designate its staff to play the role of mentoring and this is the vital link between the volunteer and the organization. The Mentor has the responsibility to enable the volunteer to efficiently execute their tasks with diligence.
Function of mentor: advise, educate, be a role model to the volunteers; providing problem solving, collaborative support, positive and non-evaluative feedback and emotional support for volunteers; to provide comfort, exposure, visibility and challenging assignments which directly support the volunteer‘spersonal and professional development; to provide counselling and friendship tosupport the volunteer‘s self-image and competence and thus to listen, guide, advice, teach and offer professional support to the volunteers
The mentor will be available for the volunteer as a constant supporting person. However, he/she should not be directly involved in the daily work of the volunteer.
Mentor’s Experience with international volunteers: More than 3years‘ experience with international volunteers
Project participants: Maximum 15 volunteers from different nationalities recruited through KVDA partner organizations
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
DONATION AND GIFTS: 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.
APPLICATIONS: Should be done at least one month in advance through KVDA partner organization in respective countries. KVDA does not accept direct applications by volunteers.
Esta beca tiene una cuota adicional, que deberás pagar antes de participar en el proyecto.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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