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KVDA/STV/03A KENIA Bukhungu KIDS/ EDU/ 14/03/2020 30/03/2020

Project name: MAHIAKALO CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Code: KVDA/STV/03A
Dates: 14TH to 30TH march 2020
Orientation: 14TH March 2020
Travel to the Project: 15th March 2020
Project closure: 30th March 2020
Travel from the project: 31st March 2020
Location: Bukhungu Location, Kakamega County

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Theme: Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of
Youth Work and Volunteering

Project overview
WHO WE ARE

Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is a department of Mahiakalo
Church of God that deals with holistic development of children within the
community it serves. We nurture children in the four development areas
that is physical, spiritual, socio-emotional and cognitive to ensure that at
the end of the program the child becomes a fulfilled Christian adult.
Mahiakalo CDC is located in Kakamega County, Municipality Division,
Bukhungu Location, Shirere sub-location, Mwiyala village.
Majority of the children who are on the project are orphans, partial
orphans, children under foster care or guardian and are from a very poor
background.
Vision Statements
To be an excellent Christian based bridge in holistic child development and
community empowerment.
Mission Statement
Mahiakalo Child Development Centre is committed to advocate for children
by facilitating holistic development through support & mentorship to
enable them attain self-reliance and execute Christian virtues.

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Target Population
The Centre accepts any child between the ages of three (3) and six (6) who
are less fortunate within the society and lives within a radius of 5 km from
the church.
Strategies
- Education
- Child protection
- Caregiver empowerment
- Medication
- Nutrition
AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work
camp. There is no upper age limit.
TYPE OF WORK CAMP: KIDS/ EDU
Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 Manual work at the institution
 To educate children through teaching and exposing them to various
functions such as camps, workshops, rallies etc
 To teach children healthy life-skills
 To provide children with opportunities for physical activity
 To encourage parent involvement and empower them through
trainings in IGAs
 To support parents and strengthen families

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PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 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
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.
THEME: Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of

Youth Work and Volunteering
 Non formal education sector and employability of youth with fewer
opportunities and young women.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
• To develop the active participation of young people and young women
with fewer opportunities to the non-formal education sector and to the local
communities;
• To share best practices on employment paths within NGOs and youth
sector;
• To exchange the different working methods about non formal education
and active citizenship;
• To realize training courses for youth workers, active participants, youth
organizations and multiplier actors in order to empower their capability to
develop deep-rooted projects at local level.
• To develop new working methods that would support employability;
• To empower the youth and NGOs capability in developing partnerships
and networks;
• to promote activities encouraging the policy dialogue in the field of youth;
• to contribute the development of the quality of support systems for youth
activities and the capabilities of voluntary service organizations in the youth
field.

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Orientation: Will be done on 14th March 2020 at KVDA Residence in
Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 15th March
2020.
Airport pick-up services:
 This will be done subject to provision of full flight details.
 The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in
Nairobi.
 Volunteers will stay at KVDA Residence in Nairobi at a subsidized fee
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.
WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEES COVER?
Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project,
KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project
coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring
WHAT IS NOT COVERED?
Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects,
needs and wants.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned
Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific
tour information.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
 Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people with very
basic living conditions.

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 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
EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
Below is the emergency contact for Kenya Voluntary Development
Association:
KVDA Administration: +254721 650 357
PROJECT DETAILED INFO SHEET: Will be sent to the volunteer
sending organization as soon as the application is accepted by KVDA
CONFIRMATION DEADLINE: Should be done via e-mail at least one
month before the start of the project.