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KVDA/MLTV/2020/06 KENIA Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Homa-Bay County EDUCATION/CHILDREN 20/07/2020 31/12/2020

Project Name: Hope Link Development Project
Code: KVDA/MLTV/2020/06
Location: Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Homa-Bay County
Service Sector: EDUCATION/CHILDREN

OVERVIEW ON HOSTING ORGANIZATION
• 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
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.
Project Name: Hope Link Development Project
Code: KVDA/MLTV/2020/06
Location: Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Homa-Bay County
Service Sector: EDUCATION/CHILDREN

Vision
A healthy empowered transformed society in health, education and economic capacity.
Goal
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.
Volunteer tasks
• 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 START DATES
• 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
volunteer
• 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
tickets
• Refreshments outside the project
• Air ticket
• Excursion
• Visa and Insurance
• Local travel
• Personal effects
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
• 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.
Terminal
• 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
KVDA RESIDENCE
• 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
Medical:
• 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.
MENTORING
• 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
volunteer.
• Mentor’s Experience with international volunteers: More than 3
years’ experience with international volunteers
Project participants: Maximum 5 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
volunteers