KVDA envisions a more peaceful and connected world through voluntary international service
KVDA is an indigenous, non-political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under the Societies’ Act. In 1993, KVDA was registered as a Non-Governmental organization by the establishment of the NGOs Coordination Act
Our objectives are to:
The mission of KVDA is to promote peace, and understanding through international volunteerism combined with locally-driven, sustainable development. We believe that powerful personal and global change happens when people work together, build cross-cultural friendships, and mobilize their resources to support development against dependence.
A work camp in Kenya was everything I expected it to be. Inspiring, eye-opening, a complete different way of life, on a whole a completely unique and worthwhile experience. .
Volunteer work, especially social work, has to come from the deepest of your heart.
I met amazing people who I will continue to keep in touch with. Experienced fantastic hospitality of Kenyans, learnt to make bricks, experienced Kenyan Christmas, and travel on matatus, saw Zebras, Ostriches and Warthogs, developed a taste for Ugali and Sukuma Wiki and generally just soaked up the beauty and diversity of the country and its people. Returning to an English winter afterwards was very difficult.