Kamp Kodu
Başlangıç - Bitiş Tarihi
27.11.2024 / 16.12.2024
Toplam Kontenjan
Boş Kontenjan
5 5
18 - 75
Ekstra Ücret
Kamp Temaları
Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS
Community Empowerment Development Project (CODEP) is located in Coastal Kenya in Sagalla, Taita-Taveta County. CODEP is a new project that has been started to empower the local communities to improve living standards in areas of agriculture, education, water, shelter, and environmental conservation.

Sagalla, located in south-eastern Kenya experiences a semi-arid climate, characterized by hot and dry conditions especially during the long dry seasons. The temperatures can often soar, and precipitation can be scarce. However, some highland areas exist, where the climate is more temperate, offering cooler temperatures and more favourable conditions for agriculture. This climatic variation creates distinct environmental challenges and opportunities for the conservation of plants and animals.

Conservation efforts in Sagalla are vital to preserve the rich biodiversity of the region. The county is home to several unique and endangered species, including the Taita Hills Weaver bird found nowhere else in the world, and the Taita Hills Purple Granular Frog which is critically endangered. To conserve these species, it's crucial to protect and restore their habitats. Afforestation and reforestation initiatives can help combat deforestation and soil erosion, safeguarding critical ecosystems. Moreover, implementing sustainable agricultural practices and promoting wildlife-friendly land management can strike a balance between human needs and wildlife conservation.

Community engagement plays a pivotal role in the conservation of Taita Taveta's natural resources. It's essential to work closely with local communities, providing education on the importance of conservation to the community. Volunteering in this project will help you learn the local culture, learn new skills in agriculture and permaculture, gain experience of coastal rural life setting, make a positive impact on the environment and the community, and make friendships with the people.
İş Tanımı
• Farm work: weeding, digging, and planting
• Fetching water from the local reservoirs
• Planting, watering and caring for trees in homesteads
• School visits: Participate in Sports activities, teaching, mentoring, playing and preparing meals for kids at local schools
• Renovating houses for the old
• Carrying out cleaning activities around their compound and locality
• Assisting the local’s elderly with their daily chores like cleaning and cooking
• Control invasive plant species, care for native plants and monitoring rare species at the local farms
Konaklama ve Yemek
Accommodation will be at the project in shared rooms and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mosquito net. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food. Safe drinking water is available through out. Alternatively mineral drinking water can also be purchased from the nearby shops.
Konum ve Serbest Zaman
In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening walks, home visits, cultural meetings and games. During weekends, volunteers can visit the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenyatta Caves in Wundanyi, Wray Memorial Museum, Trip to Mombasa and a game drive at Tsavo National Park. Leisure activities’ costs are not included in the participation fee.
CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros in a Tour Van and 470 Euros in a Tour Jeep. The safari dates will be between 24th November and 26th November 2024.
Konuşulan Diller
En Yakın Terminal
Sagalla, Voi Constituency, Taita-Taveta County
Haritada Göster