Nature of the project: Women Empowerment and Orphanage Assistance
Starting & Ending Date: November 06 – November 24
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 275 $
Total Space Available: 15
Ahero is a small and serene town located in the district of Nyando. The place is very calm and is surrounded with captivating green landscapes. In the nearby area is a wildlife sanctuary that has tourism value with wild life including buffaloes, lions, leopard, hyenas and impalas. But the town is grappling the harsh reality of HIV/AIDS and resulting in orphans. With parents succumbing to the deadly disease children have become orphans with no one to look after them. The alarming fact is situation is kind of getting out of control.
GWC in order to bring attention to the issue has developed some interactive beneficial and sustainable projects for its volunteers. This will be a humble and rich experience to the volunteers who would get to help the community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. The volunteers will train the poor suffering villagers with skills like sewing, IT related hardware and software skills, language skills etc to enable them earn a living of their own. The volunteers would also make all efforts in creating awareness about prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS, would teach at schools and would help the villagers with any requirement they might need help with. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and make this a resolution that we do our bit in brightening another human life.
Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.
Day 1: Arrival at Nairobi International Airport, from where you will be taken to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff and will be more of a familiarization trip.
Day 2 – 17: Work at Project Location in the first half of the day (Please refer Project Highlights for details). During the second half you will be required to visit community, interact with them gain more understanding of the issues they face at grass root level, help them address it through drama, plays or any fun filled activities. On weekends the volunteers are encouraged to visit tourist spots and other picnic spots for much needed relaxation.
Day 18: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.
GWS partner organizations at Kenya will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation would be made accessible either with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or a Home base. The living conditions depend upon the area you are assigned with, you may have not have continuous supply of electricity for example. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, beans and vegetable with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Kenyan culture and lifestyle closely.