Kenya: Shining Star ECDC and Orphans School

Kamp Kodu
Başlangıç - Bitiş Tarihi
06.12.2024 / 20.12.2024
Toplam Kontenjan
Boş Kontenjan
10 10 2
18 - 99
Ekstra Ücret
Kamp Temaları
Kenya Voluntary Development Association
Project overview
• Shining Star ECDC and Orphans School is located in Migori County, Nyatike Sub-county, Muhuru division, Muhuru -East location in Tagache Sub-location, along Muhuru-Migori road.
• The School was founded in 1999 by Mr. Hevrone Killmess Mairah due to lack of access to educational institutions in the area due to its remote setting, challenges posed by orphans the majority of whose parents are ravaged by HIV/AIDS pandemic and the high illiteracy levels within the community coupled high unemployment.
• In 2000 the school had a good number of children and 3 teachers and the community enjoyed the being of Shining Star.
• In 2001 the school was temporarily closed due to the conflict within the local community until 2002 when this was resolved and the community agreed to host the School at the local Church due to lack of classroom buildings.
• 2003 the land was bought and demarcation done.
• In 2005 the first classroom was built by a volunteer called Steffi Rahn a 19-year old from Germany.
• 2009 started hosting volunteers from KVDA courtesy of the Germany Government sponsored program “Weltwaerts” that afforded young Germans an opportunity to volunteer in Kenya for the duration of one year.
• 2011 Shining Star was registered with the Kenyan Government as a learning institution.
• 2012 started building dormitory for both orphans and those having parents with the help of former KVDA volunteer from Germany named Daniel, which structure has since been completed.
• 2013 the School started goat farming and poultry farming that is still underway. It also set aside space for an orphanage home and new toilets that are already finished.
• There are more plans in the pipeline e.g. Agriculture, Business loaning for the widows and youths, competitive sports between local clubs and the School where trophies, balls and other gifts will be awarded to the participating teams
• The School has a population of over 360 children, 11 teachers and 5 support staff.
• The School has classes from Kindergarten to Standard eight.
• Shining Star ECDC and Orphans School is a community based education institution and caters for the needs of the orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) that had been rendered destitute.
• Fishing is the mainstay of the local community thanks to the expansive Lake Victoria.
• Due to the easy cash courtesy of the Lake, young people have been lured to drop out of School to engage in fishing and this has negatively impacted on the community since it has resulted in early marriages, school drop outs, early and unplanned pregnancies not forgetting the spread of HIV/AIDS that has resulted in increased number of OVC’s in the community.
• Community empowerment is crucial in achieving the overall objective of attaining sustainable development.
İş Tanımı
PROJECT Activities
• Early childhood development; basic primary school education;
• This year 2015 the School has launched the secondary school section with the first students’ intake launched in February 2015.
• Care and support orphans and vulnerable Children and HIV/AIDS families;
• Enhancement of community empowerment trainings; ICT promotion and development in the local area and capacity building for community based organizations.
Manual work and Intercultural activities:
• Tasks of the volunteer in the project will be teaching: Languages (Any of these subjects English, French and Germany) Mathematics and Science
• Development of club activities in the school
• Promotion of sports and extra curriculum activities such as physical education; working in the school garden
• Submit Project Report to KVDA
Konaklama ve Yemek
• Volunteers will stay in a homestead with very basic living conditions.
• Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges.
• KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns.
• Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is recommended.
• There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center.
• However, the Government policy to install ICT in primary schools has seen connectivity to the national power grid for most educational institutions in Kenya and this makes it easy for volunteers to use electric appliances while at the project.
• Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!
Konum ve Serbest Zaman
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.
THEME: Empower the marginalized community
• The community hosting the project is predominantly Luo speaking but on the edge of marginalization despite the fact that the Luo people constitute the majoritarian ethnicity in Africa.
• The mainstay of the community is small scale farming and fishing as they reside on the shores of the legendary Lake Victoria.
• High poverty levels, unemployment, deprivation and skewed allocation of resources by the political elite has driven the majority of the people to desperation as they are determined to create space to earn a living and support the extended families.
• This project aims at raising the bar for the people to be aware of their immediate circumstances in order to endeavor to become agents of their own destiny.
• Involvement of national and international volunteers is aimed at enhancing the capacities through the sharing of the best practices and this can only be effective when conducted in an environment where the key players are determined to render service to the community through volunteering.
Konuşulan Diller
En Yakın Terminal
Volunteers will be received at the international arrivals terminal at the airport and the person picking them up with have a pager emblazoned KENYA VOLUNTARY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION and the full name of the volunteer.
Haritada Göster