School renovation and empowerment project
Description: Kipepeo Community Education Centre is a community educational school is aimed at empowering children from resource poor and needy families in Luanda sub-county, most of which are from families affected by HIV AIDS, death of their parents, vulnerable and poverty stricken families. The centre provides primary education trainings to enable them become educated, self reliant and in the future proceed to higher level of learning and institutions like high school. Kipepeo Community Education Centre is a project of Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program, which is a community based organization that empowers needy community groups through various integrated activities to enable them achieve quality livelihood and be self sustainable economically.
Type of Work: Repair, maintenance, construction of desks, painting, and development of school gardening. 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.
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.