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Volunteering for medium and long-term projects in 2023

Volunteering for medium and long-term projects in 2021

KVDA is recruiting volunteers for Medium and Long term projects in Kenya from January to December 2021. Opportunities are abundant for service to humanity

KVDA in collaboration with local communities in Kenya welcomes volunteers motivated to participate in its Medium and Long Term Volunteering program in Kenya that range from one month to one year in the heartland of the African culture. The duration of placement is determined by the availability of the volunteer as majority of our volunteers have undertaken placement for ranging from 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and we hosted the one year volunteers from the Germany Government sponsored program “Weltwaerts” Program. The project involved individual volunteers who live and work with host communities for the specified duration of time and this comes with great self-drive and motivation to successfully accomplish the tasks. The projects have been scheduled to be held from January to December 2019 and the application to join the project should be done at least one month in advance to ensure that all the logistics are put in place.

The volunteers will be involved in any of the following activities:
1. Intercultural education
2. Peace building and conflict transformation
3. Manual work together with community members
4. Development education that would feature awareness on environmental, gender, formal education, empowerment of local community with specific focus on women, men and the youths,
5. Non formal education including animation on challenges of development
6. ICT infrastructure development at the grassroots in Kenya
7. Face to face meetings with the local people on thorny issues like the repugnant practice of female genital mutilation that is rampant in some communities in Kenya
8. Other project will be designed and tailor made to suit the interests of the specific group that motivated to participate in this project in Kenya

Target Groups
Scouts and Girl Guides Associations, Universities and institutions of higher learning, High Schools, tertiary and vocational colleges.

Professionals ranging from teachers, social workers, medical practitioners, social scientists and freelancers and Individuals motivated to make a big difference in the lives of the needy in society through volunteering Placements.

Kindly note that the potential volunteers will be allowed to choose from the list of more than 30 projects that will be featured on our website and it is our hope that this would enable the volunteers to grasp issues that inform the contemporary order and challenges of development in our sphere.

There will be mutual agreement on the structure of this program and the requisite participation procedures that will discussed with the institutions making the requests and KVDA will handle the placements on needs basis depending on the applications

We have variety of projects throughout the country and both the sending and receiving organizations will play the pivotal role to enhance the partnership and develop together the structure of cooperation for this program

Each project has thematic focus with the overall objective to strengthen the structures at the local communities to enable people to respond appropriately to the challenges of development.
Past Experiences

KVDA has vast experience in organizing work camps with the track record of working in a multicultural setting to enhance social justice and solidarity across humanity. Since inception in 1962 KVDA has successfully hosted over 100, 000 volunteers on our projects in Kenya with spectacular acclaim and the teams have been recruited from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Togo, South Africa, Denmark, Netherlands, South Korea, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, France, Belgium, Taiwan, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Greece, Turkey and Nepal that are among the leading nations that have deployed the majority of the volunteers. KVDA is open to new partnerships to enhance its capacity in service delivery and we will highly appreciate to establish this partnership

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