AHERO RESOURCE CENTRE
6. srpna 2022 - 24. srpna 2022 (18 dnů)
The Ahero Resource Centre is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Centre serves as a One-Stop-Shop, offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Early childhood Education, and Computer & work readiness skills. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Poultry Farm, domestic animals unit, fish pond that provide practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program. Computer and work preparedness training is complemented with an equipped computer center. The kindergarten has 2 teachers and 75 children who are either orphans or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The Ahero Resource Centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally, a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 150 school-going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance. The center’s facilities have been modified to accommodate physically disabled participants hence its doors are open to such people.
In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks, home visits, cultural meetings, and games. During weekends, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria, Kisumu Museum, the equator line, and a general tour in Kisumu city. Volunteers will also have the opportunity for an early morning visit to Kakamega Rainforest, hike on the forest hill and witness a sunrise from the forest hill. Leasure activities’ costs are not included in the participation fee.
Ahero Junction, Kisumu County of Kenya
Engaging in school activities e.g. playing with kids, cooking for the kids, teaching and washing the utensils Working in the Model Farm of the center: tilling the land, planting crops, harvesting, weeding and applying manure and watering crops Assisting in teaching of basic subjects such as English, drawing, Creative Arts to children in Learn and Play Daycare in the center and assisting in training of computer and work skills to the young people at the center. Organizing games and extra-curricular activities for children as well as playing with them. Assisting to feed the domesticated animals: rabbits , chicken, geese, turkey Assisting to clean the sheds for the domestic animals Assisting the youth in the project through designing and making customized backrests, pillowcases, window curtains, and doormats for sale to generate income for them Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community through personal selling of the products at the local market. Supporting fundraising for the programs and promotion of the Center and its activities. Assisting in maintenance activities at the center: collecting litters, landscaping, construction repairs, cleaning the halls, slashing the weeds, painting the walls, repair connecting water pipes in the greenhouse, building a garbage disposal point. Assisting the facilitator in teaching computer and work skills at the disability project
Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
Informace k cestě
CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding. Safari dates: 03rd – 05th November 2021 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro