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KVDA/STV/08D KENIA Luanda, Vihiga County RENO/KIDS 08/08/2020 29/08/2020

August 2020
Project name: Epang’a primary School
Code: KVDA/STV/08D
Dates: 8th -29th August 2020
Orientation: 8th August 2020
Travel to the Project: 9th August 2020
Project closure: 29th August 2020
Travel from the project: 30th August 2020
Location: Luanda, Vihiga County
Theme: Youth entrepreneurship and leadership
Project overview
• Epang’a Primary School was founded in 1928, by community members
who valued education after being challenged by the Missionaries who
had settled at Kima Mission Station.
• It is a two-streamed mixed primary school. It is thus an old educational
institution which without doubt, has for decades positively contributed
to the general development of the people of this community and
• It is a bridge of hope many have crossed to make the entire society to
be what it looks like today and to that effect, we find it quite abnormal
to just watch it go down to ruins as History and the future generations
may judge us harshly in the name of justice.
• The school buildings which sprung up rapidly in a feat to run away
from temporary and semi-permanent structures in 1970’s was poorly
planned and the workmanship was very much wanting. The ratio of the
mixture of sand and cement was so poor that within 19 years, most of
the buildings had become so risky for habitation. One of the blocks in
March 2005 was heavily brought down by storms; thank God children


were not in school then. The Ministry of Public Health moved swiftly
and condemned all the 15 classrooms in March 2005.
• From March 2005, a lot of effort has been made by the community
members and very many other stakeholders to provide classrooms for
the children. We have got a lot of support from the Government
through NG-CDF (National Government Constituency Development
Fund). The Ministry of Education and Luanda Town Council, KVDA
(Kenya Voluntary Development Association), Bamburi Cement
Factory, Former M.P. Honourable Kenneth Marende, the current M.P.
Honourable Chris Omulele, Member of Country Assembly,
Administrators (Assistant Chief and Chief), friends and well-wishers
from all walks of life.
• The School has a population of over 800 pupils with improved
classrooms constructed and connection to the national electricity grid
Project activities
• Promotion of the education growth of the children both through
classroom work and also practical work in science based and
Mathematics subjects as well as sporting and club activities to enhance
innovation and creativity
• Career development process that will be instrumental in enhancing
solidarity among the youth
• Community sanitation
AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work
camp. There is no upper age limit.
Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
• Tree planting
• Teaching Primary School pupils
• Creating awareness on Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership

• Home visits and inter-cultural learning
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
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: THEME: Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership


Description of the Problem/Challenges
Challenges Facing Youth in Kenya: Below are some risk factors
that affect entrepreneurship development in particular:
Rites of Passage: The absence of rites of passage means that youth are
no longer well prepared for adulthood by the traditional means of providing
youth with mentors who give them advice to equip them for adulthood;
Education: Suitability of education/vocational training for the labor
market. There is limited access to secondary schools and alternative forms of
education are lacking. There is also a need for life skills training in the
education curriculum. At present, students are trained just to pass exams;
Inequality/regional disparity: There is inequality in many fields,
and often this has a regional aspect. Youth in certain geographical regions
are marginalized, with restricted access to opportunities that are available to
other young persons. In


urban areas, poor youth and those living in slum areas have severely limited
access to services and opportunities;
Society’s attitude towards youth: Youth face discrimination
purely on the grounds of age. This is legitimatized by beliefs such as wisdom
only comes with age, and that youth is merely a transition period. Society
also perceives youth as irresponsible and troublemakers. This perception
may contribute to difficulty in obtaining credit;
Expectations of youth: Society’s expectations of young people are not
very clear. A gap in expectations has opened between what parents and older
generations expect of youth on the one hand, and the expectations of youth
themselves (influenced by their peers, and the media, etc.). Society’s
expectations of youth may overshadow personal expectations and
overwhelm youth. There is also an assumption that white-collar jobs are best
and little encouragement is offered to youth to take up blue-collar jobs;
Displacement: Especially in slum areas, the demolition of homes has
displaced many youths. Others were rendered homeless by the politically
inspired ethnic clashes around election time in the 1990s. Homes on
proposed road routes, close to power lines and railway tracks are being
demolished. The social consequences, both short and long term, of such
displacement are severe;
Policies: Gaps in, and unsuitability of, existing policy can be cited, along
with important problems of implementation. Absence of youth participation
in actual decision-making or implementation of policies affecting them was
also cited. Youth are merely used as tokens in the policy formulation process;
Corruption: Corruption can be cited as one of the major risk factors
affecting youth. It results in unequal access to resources. It is especially cited
as a problem when youth are trying to establish businesses. Those who lack
money to bribe have difficulty in getting assistance to set up their businesses;
Transition: Kenya is undergoing transition in many areas and this affects
youth particularly. For example, there is a transition from an agrarian to an
information based society, yet knowledge is not keeping up with the changes.


Changes in social expectations are also resulting in confusion. Children are
obliged to take on the roles of adults when households are decimated by
HIV/AIDS. The influence and support of the extended family is also
Choice of Role Models: Negative role models tend to be elevated.
There is a dearth of positive models for leadership roles, exacerbated by the
negative and corrupt image of leaders projected by the media. Parents, too,
may often present negative role models in alcoholism and violence. The
media glorifies negative role models, such as drug barons and
advertisements for alcohol glamorize risky behavior.
Orientation: Will be done on 8th August 2020 at KVDA Residence in
Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 9th August
Airport pick-up services:
• The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in
• Airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details.
• The volunteers will be taken to KVDA Residence for accommodation at
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.
Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project,
KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project
coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring


Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects,
needs and wants.
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned
Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific
tour information.
• Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people 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
Below are the emergency contacts for Kenya Voluntary Development
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.