POROKO FRIENDS SPECIAL SCHOOL
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Participation fee is 300 € to pay on arrival Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : KVDA/STV/11B
- Dispo : 10M / 10F (Total Part 20)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Theme: Empowering young people for a healthy and gender sensitive approach to social participation. ** Theme: Empowering young people for a healthy and gender sensitive approach to social participation Location: Taita-Taveta County, Coast region Theme: Empowering young people for a healthy and gender sensitive approach to social participation Project overview The handicapped children and youths in the community endure unbearable suffering because of the nature of the cultural practices and the attitude of community members. Mental retardation is stigmatized and any child with such handicapped is either hidden at home or kept to look after their animals. Poroko Friends Special School is the only such school in the larger Trans Mara region. It is located in the Maasai country side. The school was established to address the plight of the handicapped among the Maasai community. The school thus will go a long way in addressing this crucial problem. The school at the moment has a total of 72 students and seven teachers and seven support staff. 50 students are in residence in the school. The main objective of the school is to equip the mentally handicapped in the area of operation with life skills and get employed in other sectors with technical qualification to own their own small industries and hence create their own employment and be self- reliant. — TYPE OF WORKCAMP: KIDS/CULTURE Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. Manual work and Intercultural activities: • Brick making • Social work at the Children Centre • General care of the children • Help children with sanitation issues such as: brushing teeth, showering, and establishing and maintaining personal hygiene • Organize games, sports, drawing lessons, singing sessions, dancing, and other creative, educational and extra-curricular activities • Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness creating program in the community
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. 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!
Location: Taita-Taveta County, Coast region.
Orientation: Will be done on 4th November 2017 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 5th November 2017 Airport pick-up services: The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details. The volunteers will be taken to KVDA Residence in Karen for accommodation that has highly subsidized rates 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.