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KVDA/STV/04A KENIA Webuye in Bungoma County MANU/KIDS 04/04/2020 25/04/2020

Project Name: Ushuhuda network for orphans and

vulnerable children in webuye
Code: KVDA/STV/04A
Dates: 4th -25th April 2020

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Orientation: 4th April 2020
Travel to the Project: 5th April 2020
Project closure: 25th April 2020
Travel from the project: 26th April 2020
Location: Webuye in Bungoma County
Theme: Enabling Children to access quality Education
Project overview
The institution was established in 2011 and registered as a community
based organization in 2012.
It major focus is to address the challenges facing the local community and
foremost the high poverty levels, disease and social exclusion. HIV/AIDS is
among the leading scourges of the times within the local community and
this call for urgent strategic intervention to manage the difficult situation.
The School has a population of 150 children and there are 13 teachers
employed to take care of the institution.
Further, the School faces grave challenges with regards to infrastructural
development and it urgently requires construction of classrooms to
accommodate the increasing student population.
TYPE OF WORKCAMP: MANU/KIDS
Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 Brick making for classrooms construction.
 Social work
 Guiding and counseling within the community
 Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people
 Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and
solidarity

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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: Enabling Children to access quality Education
 Primary Education While the free primary education (FPE) program
has increased access to primary education especially among poorer
households; ancillary costs of primary education (such as school
uniforms) continue to hinder the educational attainment of many
children. In addition, the provision of quality education remains a
challenge. This was highlighted by a recent study by Uwezo (2010)
which found disappointing levels of learning among primary school
children. The continued and consistent dominance of private schools
in the KCPE has further raised concerns about the rising disparity in
quality between public and private schools.
 As students from richer households increasingly enroll in private
primary schools, designing policies that address the achievement
gaps in public primary schools will overwhelmingly benefit students
from poorer households that are unable to access private schools.
Evidence from randomized evaluations suggests a number of key
cost-effective interventions that could be introduced to address the
inequities in access and achievement in primary school.
 In 2009, the secondary school net enrollment rate was approximately
50% (World Bank, 2009), while the primary-to-secondary school
transition rate was equally low at 55% (MOE, 2010). Despite the
recent reductions in secondary school fees, these fees still present a
major financial obstacle. The 2005 Kenya Integrated Household
budget shows that on average secondary school expenditures

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accounted for approximately 55% of annual per capita household
expenditures. While the increased availability of bursaries (e.g. from
the CDF) have provided many families with financial assistance, the
pressing burden of secondary school fees prevent many students from
attending secondary schools. These financial barriers are especially
important for females and vulnerable groups such as orphans, and
the poor. The continued poor public school performance in the KCPE
can also act as a barrier
Orientation: Will be done on 4th April 2020 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi
and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 5th April 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 transfer 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

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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 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
EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
Below are the emergency contacts 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