Event Details

Theme: Poverty Reduction

Project Overview

Elroi Hope Centre/Elroi Children's Home (“The Big Happy Family”) is nonprofit organization that not only supports orphans and to an extension the street kids but also supports and empowers poor widows. Susan Owuor Njugunathe founder/director , a community mobilizer who has an inborn passion for assisting children in need, assisted by five board members with various expertise’s i.e. Management, Teaching, Medical and Psychological counseling. The idea emanated from many cases of Orphans and vulnerable children in the area where she lives in Embakasi-Nairobi.We currently rent a home, the kids residing here receive care and go to school. They are provided with the basic necessities of food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. The home currently receives financial support from well wishers and local churches. Some money is generated from making briquettes and selling vegetables from our rooftop garden.

Elroi Hope Centre provides the children with counseling and life skills training. We also help reintegrate children with their families and they collaborate with other organizations to provide older children with vocational training.

Present Challenges Securing adequate food is a major challenge. We also need clothing and funding to pay medical bills and school fees, and to pay rent - more so, funds to buy a land to build our own home.

Plans

  • Volunteer your services at the Centre
  • Donations (we highly appreciate any form of donation)
  • Sponsor a child
  • Contribute towards the purchase of a land to build our own home (non-rental)
  • Contribute towards building our own home and related facilities.
  • Mentor the members of this "Big Happy Family"

Age:

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

Project Activities:

Early childhood development; Basic primary school education; Care and support orphans and vulnerable children and HIV/AIDS families; Community information (library) services; Enhancement of community empowerment trainings; ICT promotion and development in the local area.

Below is the highlight of the main activities at the Center:

  1. Provision of Early Childhood Development {ECD} Education to children aged 3-5years.

  2. Provision of basic education to children aged 5-15years

  3. Provision of life skills, civic education, promotion of information technologies, community library services

  4. Cultural exchange visits, home visits, historical and tourist sites visits

  5. Construction, development of our centre and associated amenities. e.g. road and drainages

Type of Work Camp:

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

Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • Teaching pupils at the institution

  • Cultural days for various nationalities

  • General cleaning at the center,

  • Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

  • School visits with motivational talks to students

  • Exposure to challenges of development

Project Participation

Maximum 25 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 GFV 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: Poverty Reduction

Poverty is a broad-term that describes many circumstances where people lack resources such as money, housing, food, clothing, jobs, and suffer physically, socially, and emotionally from this material deprivation. Absolute poverty describes a standard of living where a person is unable to afford even a basic diet. International definitions of poverty rely on the classification of the poverty level, which is a level of income below which a person cannot afford to buy all the resources required to live. Poverty eradication encompasses the will and strategies to stop all people from living in poverty. The focus will be on education, training and gender sensitivity. Inter cultural exchange is aimed at enabling people to put global awareness and intercultural learning into practice. This is enhanced through creating awareness through learning themes on global issues. In so doing it will strengthen participants’ skills in working in community-based organizations actively involved in efforts to alleviate poverty.

Orientation: Will be done on 4th March 2020 at GFV Residence in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 5th March 2020

Airport pick-up services: This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Volunteers will stay at GFV Premise in Nairobi.

Participation Fees

The project participation fees that is all-inclusive for the three weeks work camp is Euro 320

Insurance: GFV does not provide insurance and volunteers should obtain travel insurance cover. It is a good idea to get medicine you are used to from your home country and seek advice from your personal doctor.

What Does the Participation Fees Cover?

Project preparation cycle, return transfers from the airport and the project, GFV administration, orientation, certificate of participation, project coordination, facilitation, evaluation and monitoring

What is not Covered?

Excursion activities, local travel while in the community, personal effects, needs and wants.

Educational Tours

GFV offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

Accommodation 

Volunteers will be hosted in the house of the project founder Director with basic living conditions. Beds will be available and volunteers should carry their own bedding. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. GFV will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook 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.

Language: English is the language of the work camp. There will be a possibility of learning Kiswahili and other international and local languages, as cultural diversity is a major component in international service

PROJECT DETAILED INFO SHEET: Will be sent to the volunteer sending organization as soon as the application is accepted by GFV

CONFIRMATION DEADLINE: Should be done via e-mail at least one month before the start of the project.

Elroi Hope Centre/Elroi Children's Home (“The Big Happy Family”) is nonprofit organization that not only supports orphans and to an extension the street kids but also supports and empowers poor widows. Susan Owuor Njugunathe founder/director , a community mobilizer who has an inborn passion for assisting children in need, assisted by five board members with various expertise’s i.e. Management, Teaching, Medical and Psychological counseling. The idea emanated from many cases of Orphans and vulnerable children in the area where she lives in Embakasi-Nairobi.We currently rent a home, the kids residing here receive care and go to school.

  • Provision of Early Childhood Development {ECD} Education to children aged 3-5years.
  • Provision of basic education to children aged 5-15years
  • Cultural exchange visits, home visits, historical and tourist sites visits
  • Provision of life skills, civic education, promotion of information technologies, community library services
  • Construction, development of our centre and associated amenities. e.g. road and drainages

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    04 Mar
    Elroi Hope Centre
    • Organized by: Greer Foundation
    • Venue: Komarock, Nairobi County
    • Phone: Director: 070245578 Coordinator: 0722930828
    • Email: info@greerfoundation.org