Building and construction activities
Description: Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program (KCEP) is a Community Based Organization, initiated in October 2009 to help spearhead community driven development initiatives and enable needy community groups participate in integrated activities to achieve quality livelihood and be self-sustainable. KCEP delivers its activities through the power and spirit of volunteerism approach to build sustainable communities / intercultural exchange and thriving villages in our country. To empower the community, KCEP is constructing a multipurpose community resource centre building that will create space and platform for community empowerment, the volunteers will be involved in brick making, landscaping and leveling and tree planting.
Type of Work: The volunteers will assist in building and construction, brick making, tree planting, landscaping and leveling, home visits. The volunteers will participate as a team in the whole duration of the camp. Volunteers can share and exchange different cultural forms during the workcamp. The orientation for the workcamp is scheduled at KCEP offices for the day before the workcamp start at Kipepeo Community Resource Centre construction site.
Accommodation: KCEP provides accommodation that is shared by all the volunteers. Volunteers must bring their own tents, sleeping bags, mosquito nets or repellants, spot light, cap, sun cream, personal effects i.e. toiletries. Internet, supermarkets and banking are available in Luanda town, which is 20 minutes’ drive from KCEP offices.
Requirements: Commitment of volunteers; Project or work camps are not just cheap holidays; hard work and full participation is required. Volunteers should be self-driven, adaptable, people oriented and tenacious. Also bring sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves, boots/shoes, light working clothes during working hours, warm clothes at night, flash light, personal effects (toiletries).
Approximate Location: KCEP is located around 30 km west of Kisumu and 400 km west of Nairobi, capital city of the Republic of Kenya.
Notes: As a matter of fact the orientations shall be held on one day before the workcamp begins. The participants must arrive at least two days before the workcamp begins to have rest time and also to get to know each other, as well to get knowledge of the host village before the orientation. Participants will also have a chance to go the town Luanda from Kima to familiarize themselves with the transport system, markets, banks, supermarkets among others before they depart for the camp. All workcamp orientations are held at KCEP offices. Please, ensure that your travel arrangements would allow at least two days of reaching before the start of the workcamp so that you participate in the orientation process before the start of the workcamp.
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