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Volunteering Programs in Kenya

Volunteering is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteering benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. Volunteering is universal and inclusive, and recognizes diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

The aim of this Voluntourism Program is for participants to contribute to the Strategic Empowerment Program [SEP] and East Kano Community in a short space of time.

This volunteer program covers a range of Projects to address Education and Community Development in Kenya, specifically East Kano Community. It offers the volunteers an opportunity to engage in the development activities and interact with the local culture.

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At the end of the structured 9 days, volunteers are encouraged to visit the world famous Masai mara game reserve. See the Masai Mara 3 day tour program.

The program runs 4 times in a year beginning the first week of the months of January, April, July and October. Please confirm your participation at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the program.

Day 1 Arrival

Arrangements for this tour start in Nairobi Town on the first day
Accommodation: Hartbeest Camp
Meal Plan: None

Day 2 Kisumu

Transfer to Kisumu . Arrive for lunch
Orientation by the host in the afternoon

Day 3 Kisumu

Orientation, Visit the Kit Mikayi rock formation hike and the kisumu museum tour.

Day 4 Kisumu/Kakamega

We depart after breakfast with game viewing enroute. Drop off at the airport for your departure flight or your hotel if spending the night in Nairobi.

Day 5 to Day 10 East Kano
Arrangements for this tour start in Nairobi Town on the first day

For the 10 days it will cost you $1200 per person.

This cost covers:

All costs relating to materials and local labour hire for community project
Airport transfer on arrival
One night in Nairobi on Bed and breakfast
Local transport from Nairobi to kisumu
Local transport from Kisumu to Nairobi
Swahili/Luo Language and Cooking Lessons
Accommodation in shared rooms and meals during your 10 days stay.
24/7 guidance and support provided by an experienced Team Leader and local staff

Community Construction and Community Development Project Examples:

1. Tree Nursery Management (Composting, Soil creation, Seedling beds, collecting seeds from community, planting)
2. Foresting Woodlot Program (Tree planting in schools, homes 10mx10m with natural fence)
3. Sports Carnival Program (Plan Carnival and Install Sports Equipment in schools)
4. Research Assistance (Baseline info, M&E)
5. Energy Saving Stoves/Jiko’s Sensitisation & Installation
6. Permaculture Club Program with Schools
7. Grey water Recycling Program (Banana Circle Installation in Homes and Schools)
8. Moringa Tree Project – Planting, Harvesting and Processing of Moringa
9. ECD Learning Material Development (painted walls and posters in schools)
10. Demonstration Site Learning Posters and Noticeboards at each project (e.g. Poster on Rearing Rabbits with noticeboard next to rabbit house, Poster on Natural Medicine with Noticeboard next to Medicinal Garden etc)
11. First aid kits in schools
12. Widow/Widowers or Simba (Youth) Mud House Construction

Prices include:
Park entrance fees into the game reserves
The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
Meal plan as described in the itinerary
Game drives as per itinerary
Safari transport by our custom designed 6-8 seater safari van
Accommodation at the specified lodges/camps
Travel/flying doctors rescue services while on safari.
1 litre of drinking water in the vehicle per person per day

Not included in the price:
Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages
Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips.
International flights
Personal and baggage insurance
Airport tax (International pay direct)
Travel/medical/baggage insurance
Driver guide gratuities
Drinks/laundry (unless specified)
Dining rooms tips & Porterage

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