MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Participation fee is 300 € to pay on arrival Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : KVDA/STV/12B
- Dispo : 8M / 7F (Total Part 15)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Theme: Poverty Reduction: VOLUNTEERING AS A TOOL TO ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY. — Project overview The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson?s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is only a fraction of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes the following Group Ranches: Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet. — PROJECT ACTIVITIES TYPE OF WORK CAMP: MANUAL/EDU Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. They will work together with the local community members on the following activities: Manual work and Intercultural activities: • Tree planting • Renovation of school classrooms and painting at the institution OTHER ACTIVITIES: • The theme of Discussion: Poverty Reduction: Volunteering as a tool to enhance connectivity • Visits to Schools and homes in the neighbourhood • Sports with pupils and local Maasai community • Learning the Maasai culture and adventure within the Maasai Mara Game Reserve
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS • Volunteers will stay in a homestead 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!
Location: Narok county, Rift VALLEY.
Orientation: Will be done on 2nd December 2017 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 3rd December 2017 Airport pick-up services: This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Volunteers will stay at KVDA Residence in Nairobi at a fee Participation FEES: The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the three weeks’ 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 transfers 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.