About the local hosting organizationKVDA
About the volunteer workTHEME: Building the capacity of youth leaders in approaches to peace building and reconciliation ï‚· The signing of the peace agreements in Africa is indeed commendable and raises new hopes for peace and development. However, peace agreements do not automatically translate into a resolution of the grievances or issues which caused the conflict in the first place. From a peace builder's perspective, these accords offer new opportunities to reorder society, its structures and institutions, processes and relationships, in a manner that diminishes the possibility of a recurrence of violence and improves the potential for social justice. Reconciliation among former protagonists at all levels is crucial for long-term peace and development. --
Local accommodationACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ï‚· Volunteers will stay in classrooms at the School 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. ï‚· 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. ï‚· There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center. ï‚· However, 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. ï‚· 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!
About the project locationLocation: Kuria, Migori County, South West Kenya.
Extra info about the projectExtra fee to pay on arrival at the camp : 300 €