About the local hosting organizationKVDA
About the volunteer workPROJECT ACTIVITIES TYPE OF WORK CAMP: MANUAL/EDU Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. They will work together with the local community members on the following activities: Manual work and Intercultural activities: ï‚· Tree planting ï‚· Renovation of school classrooms and painting at the institution. --- THEME: Poverty Reduction: VOLUNTEERING AS A TOOL TO ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY ï‚· Poverty is a broad-term that describes many circumstances where people lack resources such as money, housing, food, clothing, jobs, and suffer physically, socially, and emotionally from this material deprivation. ï‚· poverty describes a standard of living where a person is unable to afford even a basic diet. International definitions of poverty rely on the classification of the poverty level, which is a level of income below which a person cannot afford to buy all the resources required to live.
Local accommodationACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ï‚· Volunteers will stay in a homestead 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. 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‚· 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: Narok, Narok county, Rift VALLEY. -- Project overview The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: "Mara," which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted," an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson”™s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is only a fraction of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes the following Group Ranches: Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet.
Extra info about the projectExtra fee to pay on arrival at the camp : 300 €