Community Health Care Volunteers CBO

Project overview

Community Healthcare Volunteers (CHCV) is a youth lead Community Based Organization situated in Mbita sub-county, Homa-bay County. While on a narrow sense, health has been understood as absence of illness; CHCV defines community health as a state of complete well-being in the social, political and economic affairs of national building.  The organization was established in October 2012, and is registered as Community Based Organization under the Ministry of Gender and Youth Affairs.

Since its inception CHCV continues to be a leading youth platform through which marginalized youths at the grass root level play an increasingly significant role in community empowerment. As we strive towards accomplishing our goals, we remain committed to the principles that guide our organization. Our work continues to be grounded in volunteerism, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals at community level.

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit.

TYPE OF WORK CAMP: HEALTH/Cultural

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities: 

•             Tree planting

•             Creating awareness on HIV /AIDS

•             Outreach activities on health issues in conjunction with community based organizations

•             Home visits and inter-cultural learning

 PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community

What to carry?

This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others

DONATION AND GIFTS:

These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

THEME: Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering

•             Non formal education sector and employability of youth with fewer opportunities and young women.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

• To develop the active participation of young people and young women with fewer opportunities to the non-formal education sector and to the local communities;

• To share best practices on employment paths within NGOs and youth sector;

• To exchange the different working methods about non formal education and active citizenship;

• To realize training courses for youth workers, active participants, youth organizations and multiplier actors in order to empower their capability to develop deep-rooted projects at local level.

• To develop new working methods that would support employability;

• To empower the youth and NGOs capability in developing partnerships and networks;

• To promote activities encouraging the policy dialogue in the field of youth;

• To contribute the development of the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of voluntary service organizations in the youth field.

Orientation: Will be done on 2nd March 2019 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 3rd March 2019

 Airport pick-up services: The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details. The volunteers will be taken to KVDA Residence in Karen for accommodation that has highly subsidized rates

Participation FEES

The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the 3-week work camp is Euro 300

INSURANCE: KVDA does not provide insurance and volunteers should obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEES COVER?

Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project, KVDA administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

WHAT IS NOT COVERED?

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS

KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

•             Volunteers will stay in a house provided by the local people with very basic living conditions. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges.

•             KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended.

•             The Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project.

•             Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

LANGUAGE: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages as cultural diversity is a major component in international service

EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

Below is the emergency contact for Kenya Voluntary Development Association:

 KVDA Administration: 0721 650 357

 PROJECT DETAILED INFO SHEET: Will be sent to the volunteer sending organization as soon as the application is accepted by KVDA

 CONFIRMATION DEADLINE: Should be done via e-mail at least one month before the start of the project.

 CONFIRMATION DEADLINE: Should be done via e-mail at least one month before the start of the project.

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