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KVDA/MLTV/2020/05 KENIA Kisii County, nyanza region Performing Arts 20/07/2020 31/12/2020

Project Name: newstar drama group
Code: KVDA/MLTV/2020/05
Location: Kisii County, nyanza region
Service Sector: Performing Arts

• 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 the Societies’ 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.
Project background
Newstar Drama Group was founded in 1993 at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
[K.I.M.C] Nairobi and was registered in 1996 by the Ministry of Culture and Social
services. The group is a traveling theatre group that has performed at many high
schools, universities, colleges, primary schools, social forums and Kenya National
Theatre. Newstar is a member of International Drama/Theatre and Education
Association (IDEA).
VISION: To advocate for a better life on this earth as the educator to mankind like
diseases, education, investment, human rights, good governance, community theatre
and youth development.
MISSION STATEMENT: To tap, train and contract performing artistes e.g. Actors,
actresses, playwrights, poets, narrators, comedians and theatre arts` directors.
Project Name: newstar drama group
Code: KVDA/MLTV/2020/05
Location: Kisii County, nyanza region
Service Sector: Performing Arts

• Educate the society on diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and health related issues.
• To promote environmental activities in schools and public forums.
• To perform current Kenyan examination oriented literature SETBOOKS in high
schools like an Enemy of the people by Henrik Ibsen, River between by Ngugi wa
Thiongo & Utengano by Said Mohammed.
• To champion for women empowerment and girl child education.
• To perform community theatre e.g. human rights, good governance, drug abuse
awareness, poverty eradication, and development.
• To host and participate in international exchange forums like IDEA WORLD
CONGRESSES among others.
• To organize international and local training drama workshops/seminars.
Project activities
• Creative educational, entertaining and informative plays, comedies, narratives,
poems, skits, traditional dances & training workshops
• Live performances on Kenyan examination literature setbooks e.g. an Enemy of
the people by Henrik Ibsen and River between by Ngugi wa Thiongo in high
• HIV/ Aids awareness program in both learning and non-learning forums.

• Running peace building and reconciliation program in both learning and non-
learning forums.

• Junior artistes program [children drama 6yrs - 15yrs]
• International artistes training and attachment program [1 month to 6 months] in
Kenya, i.e. we attach performing artistes to our group performing projects
between 1 month to 6 months.
• Entertainment and educative drama program in both learning and non-learning
• Exchange program between group artistes and other group artistes in other
countries for the sake of sharing experiences and skills
Volunteer tasks
• Administrative work at the office in Kisii town
• Training on performing arts
• Live drama performances on topical issues at community forums
• Mentorship for group members and specific target groups within the local
• Resource mobilization with specific focus on fund raising
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) program to attract sponsorships to
implement awareness programs on thematic issues affecting communities.
• Promotional activities including marketing theatre productions to potential clients
• Submit Project Report to KVDA

• Volunteers are accepted to join this project at any time of the year and should
arrive in Kenya on 20th day of the month.
• The duration of placement is flexible depending on the availability of the
• 2-day orientation seminar will be done on the 21st and 22nd of every month
Financial contribution
• The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month paid upfront on arrival
to the cover costs stipulated for 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
• Volunteer mentorship
What is not included in the participation fee?
• Travel to and from the project. The volunteer will be required to pay for the bus
• Refreshments outside the project
• Air ticket and excursion, Visa and Insurance, Local travel and personal effects
• 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.
Leisure time
• 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’s
personal and professional development; to provide counselling and friendship to
support 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
• Mentor’s Experience with international volunteers: More than 3
years’ experience with international volunteers
Project participants: Maximum 10 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