EBUSIRALO YOUTH POLYTECHNIC
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/2018/22
- 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 : MOTTO: Technology for empowerment. VISION STATEMENT: To empower the youths holistically for self-sustainability, the leading needs help now not tomorrow. MISSION: To be a leading centre in technological excellence empowering youths. INTRODUCTION : Ebusiralo Youth Polytechnic was founded in the year 2002 to offer vocational training to the youths. The polytechnic has enrolment of 140 trainees male and female. The trainees are youths aged above 14 years. The Polytechnic is located in Western Kenya, Vihiga County, Emuhaya district; Luanda Township situated more than 400 kilometers from Nairobi. KVDA organized a work camp in 2009 that jump-started the construction of the first administration block that is yet to be completed as the inaugural step to develop the infrastructure at the Polytechnic. There are ten instructors and the one-acre land on which the Polytechnic is constructed is owned by the institution. The polytechnic is run by the entire community members who had the idea to empower young people who could not have the full chance to education due to high poverty rate, to have self-skills. Most of the community members are peasant farmers who live below poverty line (from hand to mouth) and have seen that for the development of the community is just to uplift young people through skillful and practical learning that can create self-employment. Ebusiralo Youth Polytechnic is a community based institution that was started to administer rehabilitation on drug addict children, children from poor families and street children in Luanda town and train them in different skills. OBJECTIVES OF THE POLYTHENIC : • Trainees to gain new skills that can generate self-employment. • Capture idle youths within the communities for self-reliance and commitment. • Empower youths to economically develop their own community, rural development. • To substitute theoretical learning by experimental and practical work. ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE CENTRE : • Garment making/Beauty therapy. • Electrical installation. • Motor vehicle mechanics • Welding and fabrication • Masonry/carpentry. • Computer which is compulsory to all trainees • Sports and physical education • Metal processing technology • Information communication technology • Agri-business • Workshop construction CHALLENGES : • Polytechnic has insufficient tools and equipment to cater for large enrolment. • Most workshops and temporary structures available at the site • It is difficult for the community to expand the polytechnic physical structures because of very high poverty levels and deprivation. • Lack of resources to facilitate the instructors who work on voluntary basis • Drug abuse leading to most trainers to drop out from the polytechnic, HIV /AIDS has caused many trainees to be left poor and orphans causing problem in fee payment Challenges • Students from poor families are unable to pay school fees and hence drop out • Inadequate workshop and workshop facilities • Frequent absent of the students seeking how to make ends meet especially on market days • Containing drug addicts and street children. PROJECT ACTIVITIES :Educational development of the students; sports and career development; guidance and counseling VOLUNTEER TASKS : • Guiding and Counseling • Lecture on technical subjects • Engage in Agricultural activities at the institution • Develop fund raising strategy for the construction of the Polytechnic buildings • 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 : Emuhaya, Vihiga County, Western 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 : 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.