BAMATO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SANITATION PROJECT
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/2018/26
- 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 : Bamato Environmental and Sanitation Project, BESAP, is a community based development organization based within Nyalenda informal settlement of Kisumu city. The organization was initiated upon a firm belief in the ability of the most vulnerable communities to participate and contribute meaningfully to bring about desirable change in their settlements and communities. Having been moved by the dilapidated status of environment and deteriorated health situation within Nyalenda information settlement, the organization was formed in 2000 with the main objective of empowering the urban poor/less fortunate towards curbing their socio-economic challenges. With an increase in technological skills in recycling, key activities of the organization has been mainly to provide recycling skills to the target group as an effective way of environmental management. In an effort to help realize its objectives, the organization works in the following thematic areas: • Solid waste management • Water and sanitation • HIV/AIDS • Gender mainstreaming • Governance Why Bamato as a Name? “BAMATO” is an acronym of three Kiswahili words (Baba, Mama, Toto) which means Baba (Father), Mama (Mother), Mtoto (Child) and thus the holistic way of approach in terms of managing the environmental and health related issues within the lake region. Since inception this approach has realized considerable impact on the community in achieving the set objectives PROJECT ACTIVITIES : • Pro
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 : Milimani, Kisumu County. 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.