CIVS Kenya
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Join us in the Cultural Heritage Workcamp in August 2017

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:59

Do you have passion or interest in preserving cultural heritage and diversity? If your answer is yes then please join this workcamp!

Background Information

The White Paper for International Voluntary Service (IVS) created in 2011 developed by Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) draws the strategic objectives for Cultural Heritage and Diversity with the vision to ‘Preserving, protecting, and promoting cultural heritage and diversity through International Voluntary Service activities in order to foster mutual understanding and respect within the global community’. With the Strategic objectives to create:

  1. A global community where mutual understanding and respect are brought by active citizens that preserve protect and promote cultural heritage and diversity
  2. Develop and expand cooperation between organisations, institutions and government bodies in the field of Cultural Heritage and Diversity
  3. Raise awareness about the impact of IVS in cultural heritage and diversity issue

The initiative mobilizes national and international volunteers through hands-on and awareness-raising activities for the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage.

Our Proposed Workcamp Project

Title of the project
Re-introduction of Indigenous vegetables foods

Description of the project
CIVS Kenya will host a Workcamp at Ahero Resource Centre situated in Western Kenya with the overall goal to improve household nutrition and income on the basis of traditional, indigenous vegetables and crops which are adapted to the local conditions. The reason for this being that the food base for the rural population has become narrower, leaving communities more vulnerable to food shortages and nutrient-deficiency diseases. Additionally there has been a significant rise of lifestyle diseases across the country due to the adaptation of what is considered a more modern or westernized lifestyle. Many people have neglected the rich and diverse agricultural heritage of Kenya and forgotten about the benefits traditional foods.

Kenya has a natural abundance of indigenous edible vegetables, fruits and other underutilized and neglected species which are inexpensive to produce and well adapted to the environments in which they grow.

It is on this basis that we are now accepting applications from international and national volunteers for a workcamp to be hosted by Ahero Resource Center in Western Kenya.

For more infomation see: Cultural Heritage Workcamp or write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.