CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
July
hopelink development project

Orientation date: 08th July 2017, 10:00 am
Start and End dates:  09 – 26 July 2017
Safari dates: 05 – 07 July 2017
Theme: Welfare for children and the marginalized
No. of Volunteers: 10 – 20

Project Profile

HOPE LINK, a non-profit organization, registered as a CBO, is a community initiative, formed to link the community with other players in order to address the challenges faced by the local community. The mission of this organization is concerned with the well-being of children, women, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantaged due to their economical, social and cultural background. They want to build a healthy, transformed, and interactive community. The group is involved in the following activities:

  • Dissemination of information to the community through dialogue, forums, workshops, road show demonstrations, outreaches
  • Advocacy on human rights, Child abuse, Child neglect, Education, primary health care
  • capacity building  for better food security and livelihood
  • Micro finance capacity building through revolving funds
  • Care and support for OVC, widows and the elderly through provision of their health and education needs.
  • Management of a kindergarten for the development of destitute children
  • Enhancing community interaction by hosting volunteers from different countries and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with us in work camps or as individual volunteers

Location

Rusinga East Location, Mbita Constituency, Homabay County

Workcamp activities

  • Environmental cleanup campaigns alongside Lake Victoria beaches
  • Farming activities i.e. organic farming
  • Teaching of Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies
  • Home visit/cultural  exchange
  • Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops

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. Sites of interest are the neighboring Mfangano Island and the Rhuma National Park.