Kenya Voluntary Development Association (KVDA) is an indigenous, non-political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under the Societies’ Act.
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A work camp in Kenya was everything I expected it to be. Inspiring,
eye-opening, a complete different way of life, on a whole a completely
unique and worthwhile experience
Volunteer work, especially social work, has to come from the deepest
of your heart
I met amazing people who I will continue to keep in touch with.
Experienced fantastic hospitality of Kenyans, learnt to make bricks,
experienced Kenyan Christmas, and travel on matatus, saw Zebras,
Ostriches and Warthogs, developed a taste for Ugali and Sukuma
Wiki and generally just soaked up the beauty and diversity of the
country and its people. Returning to an English winter afterwards was
Summer 2019 was my first experience as a KVDA’s volunteer. I spent almost one
month working in a primary school for deaf kids in Migori county, near to Tanzania. I’ve been very well welcomed by the whole team of KVDA. They picked me up upon arrival at the airport and they took care of all my trips from Nairobi to the working place. Beyond the administration very well managed, the experience KVDA permits me to live are indescribable. I faced new problematic I wasn’t expected and which forced me to reconsider my way of living. I had to learn to live without electricity and running water. But finally, it wasn’t that hard because you’re constantly guided by others volunteers and a very benevolent local population. Moreover, I’d say it is the biggest lesson in humanity, humanism and courtesy a person can receive. It’s also a way to take up challenges and push the limits you’ve set yourself. Since this powerful experience as a KVDA’s volunteer, I’ve changed my worldview and even the way I’m living in my own country. I’ve learned African values such as respect, solidarity and smiling in all circumstances. Today, I’m very grateful to KVDA because I couldn’t manage such a great project without them.