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Children's program and farming activities in Kisumu, Kenya

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Recruiting Organization: CADIP

The Resource Center is located in Kisumu County, about 25km east of Kisumu town and offers a variety of services to the local community. The centre is equipped with a training facility to provide capacity building on Drought Resilient Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Adult Education. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a Greenhouse, Tree Nursery and Poultry Farm that provide practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the Orphan Feeding Program.The resource centre is also equipped with a comprehensive rainwater-harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 30 school-going orphans and vulnerable children get a free lunch at the center in order to improve their concentration and school performance.

Volunteer activities:

• School activities e.g. teaching and playing with kids, cooking for the kids, washing utensils

• Farm work, which includes digging, weeding, planting vegetables, bananas and other fruit trees, filling the tubes for planting, watering

• General cleaning of the resource centre

• Cleaning the chicken houses and giving food to the chicken

• Carrying out construction wastes to the road for road maintenance

• Home visits and assisting widows with general cleaning

• Exchange programs in local schools and health talks in the afternoon

Volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu city, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the Ahero rice fields, the local market or take an optional one-day trip to Kakamega Rainforest.

Project dates:

  • August 7 - August 24, 2022
  • October 9 - October 26, 2022

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