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Nyamanche Primary School

August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Project overview

Nyamanche Primary School started the year 1981 as a Government School. The School supports children from the neighbouring villages. It consists of 600 (six hundred) pupils, 350 girls and 250 boys. The school has 12 teachers, 1 female and 11 male. It has 10 classrooms, 2 offices and 1 kitchen. The school has good academic record in the County.


“Strive for Excellence”


  1. To mould future leaders
  2. Maintain high discipline
  3. To reduce illiteracy level in the Community
  4. Create platform for volunteerism.


  • Cultural practice such as female genital mutilation
  • Poor sanitation
  • Lack of funds to facilitate the proposed development projects
  • Dependency on external assistance
  • Poor utilization of available resources

AGE: Volunteers have to be at least 18 years old to participate in the work camp. There is no upper age limit

PROJECT Activities

The school was started with the aim of having members of the community have access to education and more so the girl child. In this community, differences between man and woman dictate a difference in their social roles and this reinforces a notion that men are more superior to women. Capacity building will provide both men and women with political insight and moral support in confronting gender issues. A woman’s social status has led to marginalization. This was the very reason of starting the school so as to empower the girl child.

The project involves different types of activities. These include:


Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • School construction
  • Teaching primary school pupils
  • Tree planting
  • Stones collection and pathways clearing
  • Sensitization of the community on the side effects of FGM
  • Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

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


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.


  • Female genital mutilation is a strong tradition in this community. It is illegal. But still more than one third of the women are circumcised and each and every young woman is subjected to the cut.
  • The church has preached against FGM for decades but in spite of the deep devoutness the priests do not have enough power over the souls.
  • FGM has nothing to do with religion; it is a so-called culture and tradition in certain groups.
  • The practice is deeply rooted in views on chastity, transition to womanhood, “purity” for marriage and basically a wish to control women sexually. In certain areas the survival and fertility of the local community is assumed to be threatened if the girls are not circumcised. Many brave young girls who refuse FGM are regarded as “unmarriageable” and become outcasts.
  • It is a brutal act, painful and has led to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will be required to liaise with other Non-Governmental organizations like Red Cross in creation of awareness to the community.

Orientation: Will be done on 1st August 2021 at KVDA Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 2nd August 2021.


August 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am
August 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Kenya Voluntary Development Organization
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Migori County, South West Kenya
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