Kiburanga Community, Help repair and paint community houses/Environmental conservation
Description: Kiburanga Community Based Organisation is an indigenous non-political membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 2007 as a work camp organization. In 2007 it was registered as a community based organization.Through the volunteers support and that of other like-minded development organizations, we can mobilize human material resources to enhance active participation of those recipients to development policies to significantly address the problems that hinder human and environmental friendly development approaches so that we sustain our collective efforts to eradicate poverty.Kiburanga promotes voluntary services in one of the most remote and inaccessible parts of Kenya, Kuria, where poverty levels are high and education lowest in the country.
Type of Work: The main activities will be: 1. Manual work like Renovation, construction and local painting 2. Volunteers will work in environmental conservation with community members 3. Bricks making (no experience required). The volunteers and the community members will also have the chance to take part in our other regular community activities 1. Women Weaving Arts 2. Awareness raising and education on FGM (female genital mutilation /girl cut), that is still practice in the community 3. Home visits/ cultural exchange with community members 4. Impact on community development initiatives 5. Teaching kids, games and songs 6. Gender equality and women empowerment activities 7. Girl child education
Study Theme: Community Development, Cultural Exchange
Accommodation: The community will accommodate volunteers in a house provided by the local people, with separate room for male and female volunteers. There are pit latrines, no running showers but bath-shelters for use and majority of homes have no electricity. We strongly advice volunteers to be flexible and easily adapt to the provision of other culture within the local environment and appreciate its uniqueness.
Language: English. A very basic level of English is required.
Requirements: Volunteers from the North are advised to come with an open mind and to be highly flexible and respectful towards cultural differences. You´ll go to contribute and learn, not to give mandatory lessons.
Approximate Location: KIBURANGA, Kuria region is located near Isebania town, in Migori county, about 500km from Nairobi (approximately 8 hours by minibus), 4 km from Tanzania and it borders Masai-Mara game reserve.
Notes: Please, after being accepted and receiving the info sheet, inform if you are vegetarian, vegan or you have any special diet.
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