NYABOSONGO BENA ACADEMY
The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only. Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : KVDA/MLTV/2018/10
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
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 : • Nyabosongo Bena Academy was started in 2005 with 23 students as a pre-school. The School currently has a population of 346 pupils; 149 girls and 197 boys and 147 for the pre-school. There are 12 teachers in total. The School has 8 classrooms and the most of the facilities are still under construction. The school is run by a Parents Teachers Association and the teachers are registered by the Teachers Service Commission. • The establishment of the School is a major milestone thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Magesi Chacha, its founder who died on 6th October 2013 but left a sound legacy for posterity having himself been actively involved in KVDA as a volunteer and Board member since the 1970’s. His legacy flourishes through volunteering that was his passion with spectacular influence in the larger Kuria region of Kenya. • There is no doubt that the institution will enhance sustainable development within the community whose struggles are emboldened by the need to ensure access to basic education, urgent need to address the grave issues of alcohol, drug and substance abuse, girl child education, repugnant cultural practices like FGM and early pregnancy for teenage girls. • The inception of NYABOSONGO BENA ACADEMY came in handy with the many challenges that affect the community. Their struggles are emboldened by the need to ensure access to education by the majority people from the community, arrest the grave issue of alcohol, drug and substance abuse, the obtaining realities on climate change, repugnant cultural practices like FGM and early pregnancy for teenage girls. • The majority of the local people are small scale farmers sustaining livelihoods on subsistence agriculture. Economic statistics rank Kuria region as poor despite the fact the region is well endowed with vast natural resources including huge tracts land that have not been fully exploited for a long time and its affinity with Tanzania one of the few countries in Africa well-endowed with natural resources. PROJECT ACTIVITIES : Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling VOLUNTEER TASKS : • Teaching Primary School pupils both on academic and practical subjects • Sporting, guiding and counseling • Exposure to the challenges of Female Genital mutilation (FGM) • Fund raising to for construction of classrooms • Submit Project Report to KVDA.
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.
LOCATION : Kuria, South West Kenya. LEISURE : 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.
PROJECT START DATES : It is recommended that volunteers applying to join this project should be aware that school terms in Kenya start at the beginning of the following months January, May and September 2018 • Schools in Kenya have three holiday seasons; April, August, November and December annually • This means the volunteers wishing to participate in this project should arrive in Kenya at the start of January, towards the end of April and towards the end of August 2018. FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION : The project participation fee is Euro 200 per month (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only. mat and personal effects. KVDA has a memorandum of understanding with the host project regarding the project costs with appropriate procedures, checks and balances.