CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Khalaba Community Development Group

bishop chabuga foundation

Orientation date: 05 Jan 2019, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 06 - 26 Jan 2019
Safari dates: 27 - 29 Jan 2019
Theme: Sustainable development
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20

Project Profile

Khalaba Community Development Group is a self-help group based in Mumias district in the Western Province of Kenya. The group was formed with the aim to improve the educational standards of the orphans and vulnerable children, so that they will be able to take care of themselves. The group is running a local orphanage school, which is visited by 10 orphans and 16 widows. The orphans and widows are being supported through the sales of maize produced from their small farm. This caters for the orphans’ basic needs i.e. food, clothing and shelter. The widows also get support from various groups under the Khalaba Combined Development Group. The main purpose of the group is to mobilize the community and self-help groups to participate in grassroots efforts in poverty eradication.

Project Aims:

  • Sensitizing and mobilizing groups in order to identify and solve their needs
    Establishing sustainable initiatives on community education, agriculture, income generation


Mumias District, Kakamega County, Kenya

Workcamp activities

  • Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables
  • Sensitization awareness on HIV/AIDS
  • Brick making for constructing the project’s school
  • Exchange programs i.e. debates in school
  • Assisting with the work in the hospital
  • Teaching Mathematics, English, Science, Social studies subjects
  • Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children

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