TICH KOUMA COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION
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/2018/17
- 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: Tich Kouma Community Based organization was registered on 5th July 2011 as a self-help group under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development. The project is situated in the heart of Kisumu city that is the third largest city in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa respectively. The site is situated behind Tom Mboya Labour College off Ring Road. The group members are residents of Nanga, Dunga, Kapuothe, Katuoro, Got Owak, Sigalagala, Kogello, Milimani that are villages within Winam Division of Kisumu East district, Nyanza province. OBJECTIVES OF THE GROUP : • To build a social and economic force taking advantage of the environment and best use of natural resources for sustainability • Provide funds for conservation to preserve the biomas flora and fauna, culture and history, to set sustainable use of limits of the wetland and to protect natural attractions alongside the preservation of existing endemic species • To empower members through income generating activities as adaptive to natural resources available at the project site • To engage appropriate technology innovatively by wise use practices like conservation farming • To build human capital through empowerment of the community by utilization of intellectual property rights-like making of conservation furniture through weaving of papyrus reed in the making process • To engage in activities aimed at alleviating poverty, creating employment and engagement with equity • Advocate for environmental restoration, conservation by showcasing the way forward through activities like tree planting, nursery, husbandry, farm management and related activities that can create micro climate for Kisumu city. PROJECT ACTIVITIES : Agro forestry, eco-tourism and conservation activities as outlined in the objectives of the group. VOLUNTEER TASK : • Tree planting • Tree nursery planting • Farm management • Climate change issues with focus on greening Kisumu city • Submit Project Report to KVDA.
Volunteers will be accommodated at KVDA Residence with dormitory accommodation, shower and electricity but they will share other amenities. They will be served with meals at the Residence and. It is convenient for the volunteer to carry sleeping bag, mat and personal effects.
LOCATION : Kisumu city, Lake Victoria. 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 : 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 (for more than 1 month stay). Fee is Euro 300 for volunteers staying one month only.