Esiarambatsi Health Centre is one of the health centers established in the wider Emuhaya district to cater for the medical needs of the local people in the community. It’s a community-based health center which cares for mothers, children’s and also people living with HIV/AIDS. The centre also offers pre-and ante-natal cares to women. The local community is composed of the Luhya community which occupies the vast western Kenya region and the local people are hospitable and welcoming. HIV/AIDS is a major challenge in the local community that has resulted into many challenges that have had a negative impact on the socio-economic development of the community.
The health center is a community initiative that is currently run by the Ministry of health and has three nurses who work under a nursing officer in charge.
The center offers curative, preventative and promotion services.
Water is available from streams, rain water occasionally harvested and volunteers have the opportunity to learn to live in adversity and especially when Kenya grapples with the poverty challenge that is the single most obstacles to sustainable development.
The main objective of the project is to provide health care to the community using locally available resources.
The empowerment program reaches out to ensure that the local community is integrated into the day to day activities and the role of the volunteers is to play the role of the catalyst to re-activate the process.
Most community members are small scale farmers who are not even able to produce enough food to support their own families
Target Group: The target group consists of community members.
Location: The project is located in Emuhaya District of the Western region of Kenya approximately eight hours drive from Nairobi city.
Nature of Work: Volunteers placed in this project will be involved in the following activities:
AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit
The facility offers health services to the local community members
TYPE OF WORK CAMP: MEDI
Volunteers will work for maximum of six hours daily from Monday to Friday and the schedule is flexible to suit into the capability of individual volunteers. The focus will be on the following:
Work and Intercultural activities:
PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: Maximum 20 volunteers from Kenya and the international community
What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch, flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.
THEME: REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION, PROMOTION OF GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Orientation: Will be done on 8th August 2021 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 9th August 2021.