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KVDA/STV/04B KENIA Rusinga Island KIDS/EDU 04/04/2020 25/04/2020

April 2020
Project Name: Hope Link Development Project
Code: KVDA/STV/04B
Dates: 4th -25th April 2020
Orientation: 4th April 2020
Travel to the Project: 5th April 2020
Project closure: 25th April 2020
Travel from the project: 26th April 2020
Location: Rusinga Island in Homa-Bay County
Theme: Food Security
Project overview
HOPE LINK is a non profit community initiative project, formed to link the
community with other players hence address the community Socio -
Economic mitigation. The organization is registered as CBO. The
organization has well management Team of young proficient, talented and
skilled individuals with deep knowledge and understanding of community
problems and needs. The organization has been carrying survey and forums
on need assessment. We currently address challenges as they arise through
open dialogues and mobilization. We carry activities that support and
develop the child to be resilient and potential members of the society.
Our mission is the well-being of children, women, widows, widowers,
men and youths who are disadvantage due to economic, social, culture
background in the society to have a healthy and transformed and
interactive community.
MISSION
To formulate, coordinate policies through linkages and partnership
formation for community empowerment.
Vision
A healthy empowered transformed society in health, education and
economic capacity.
Goal

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To mitigate culture social and economic changes through community
dynamic capacity building program
Core values
Accountable and transparent development, Team work, honesty and hard
work.
Community and Child friendly
Activities
 Manage a pre primary for development of destitute children.
 Enhancing community interaction through, hosting volunteers from
different corners and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with
us in work camp and as individual volunteers.
 Dissemination of the information to the community through
dialogue, forums, workshops, road show demonstrations, outreaches.
 Advocacy on human right, Child abuse, Child, Child neglect,
Education, Primary health Care.
 Food Security and Livelihood through capacity building and our own
initiated project.
 Micro finance capacity building through revolving funds.
 Care and support to OVC widows and the aged by provision of health
and education needs.
 Enhancing community interaction through, Hosting volunteers from
different corners and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with
us in work camp and as individual volunteers.
TYPE OF WORKCAMP: KIDS/EDU
Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
 Teaching kids
 Playing with kids
 Farming activities i.e. organic farming
 Environmental clean-up campaigns along Lake Victoria beaches.
 Health talks on general health, pre-primary health care. HIV/ AIDs
awareness talks and brain storming.
 Home visit/cultural exchange
PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the
international community

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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: FOOD SECURITY
 The achievement of national food security is to be a key objective of
the agricultural sector. Food security in this case is defined as ― a
situation in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and
economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets
their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy
life‖ (Kenya Food Security Steering Group, 2008).
 In the recent years, and especially starting from 2008, the country
has been facing severe food insecurity problems. These are depicted
by a high proportion of the population having no access to food in the
right amounts and quality.
 Official estimates indicate over 10 million people are food insecure
with majority of them living on food relief.
 Households are also incurring huge food bills due to the high food
prices. Maize being staple food due to the food preferences is in short
supply and most households have limited choices of other food stuffs.
 The current food insecurity problems are attributed to several factors,
including the frequent droughts in most parts of the country, high
costs of domestic food production due to high costs of inputs
especially fertilizer, displacement of a large number of farmers in the
high potential agricultural areas following the post-election violence
which occurred in early 2008, high global food prices and low
purchasing power for large proportion of the population due to high
level of poverty.
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.

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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
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.

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 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