CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Crossroads Spring Primary School

cross roads

Orientation date: 4 Aug 2018, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 5 Aug - 24 Sep 2018
Safari dates: 1 - 3 Aug 2018
Theme: Youth and Community empowerment
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Founded in 2004, Crossroads Springs Primary School is both a school and orphanage and is a top performing school both academically and in co-curriculum activities.  The school was initiated purposely to provide care for orphans and vulnerable children most of whose parents had died of HIV/AIDS. The School strives to help students to develop skills in order to be able support themselves in future.

Crossroad Springs started with 40 children in 2004 and now serves 220 children, with over 120 children being total orphans. The children are of mixed gender and their ages are from 3 years to 13 years. These children are provided with education, meals, shelter and medical needs. The school runs from ECD (Kindergarten) to Standard eight (eighth grade). The school also accepts children who are not orphaned in order to be inclusive.

The activities undertaken by the school include; teaching the children, training the children in doing music, poems and traditional dancing, training the children in athletics and ball games like football and netball as well as training children in scouting activities. The school also hosts a women group called mukhono khu mukhono, which does rearing of pigs, fish, chicken and cattle. They also practice organic agriculture, and tailoring with the aim to generate income for children upkeep at the school.


Hamisi Constituency, Vihiga County, Kenya

Workcamp activities

  • Assisting in teaching mathematics, English, science and computer studies
  • Assisting in preparation and serving of meals at the school
  • Helping in nursing and educating the children on health and hygiene
  • Training children in sports, music, poems and dancing
  • Assisting children in development of creative art skills like painting and drawing
  • Taking care of the younger children as well as playing with them
  • Farm work, which includes weeding, planting of variety of crops and harvesting
  • Taking care of domestic animals like cattle, chicken and pigs

Accomodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30hr drive respectively from the project.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968