SACRED MIJIKENDA KAYA FORESTS
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/2018/25
- 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 : This project is a joint effort involving Kenya Voluntary Development Association, Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), UNESCO Paris, Shimba Hills Forest Guide and Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests. KVDA is among the projects approved by CCIVS under the umbrella of UNESCO World Heritage program and successfully implemented the July 2014 World Heritage Volunteers program that hosted 15 international volunteers from Kenya, Russia and Japan. VOLUNTEER TASKS : • To actively participate in conservation of the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forest and sensitize the local community on its significance. • Promote volunteering and work ethnic among the local peace as a strategy to combat the high unemployment levels in the area. • Environmental conservation in the wake of depletion of forest cover courtesy of population pressure, commerce and industry. • Preservation of national heritage, cultural diversity, bio-diversity and sensitivity to nature. • Tree planting • 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 : Kwale, south coast. LEISURE : Volunteers will have the opportunity for excursions. THE NATURE TRAIL : A walk through the Nature Trail will leave you from sable “bandas” and the clear dropping waters of the Shed-Rick Falls leaves everyone with a satisfied and tranquil feeling of being at peace with nature. NATIONAL HERITAGE : Kenya is a home of the 8 wonders of the world synonymous with the unique phenomenon that happens once a year with the migration of the wild beast from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania through the Mara River in to Maasai Mara from July to September. Likewise, Shimba Hills National Reserve offers variety of wild animals that include Giraffes, Impala, Warthog, Baboons, Sykes monkeys, Sable Antelope, Elephants e.t.c. DRIVE TO MOMBASA SOUTH COAST FOR BEACH RELAXATION. Visit Digo community origins of the Mijikenda: campfire with the kaya elders, Traditional dances with women, Traditional food mostly made of coconut milk. VISIT MOMBASA OLD TOWN, with Historical buildings dating from the 14th century, beautifully carved doors. Also, visit Fort Jesus, built and used by the Portuguese as a fortress in 1593. A VISIT to the Indian Ocean.
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.