Event Details

Theme: Promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Project overview

Live well care solution center is a community based organization (CBO), which based in Kenya; it deals with its surrounding community welfare, which are children, youth, house helps and young mothers.Those living infected/affected with HIV/AIDS, widows/widower and single parents, seeking sponsors for the orphaned and vulnerable children to enable them access education, providing guidance and counseling to children and advocating for Children’s rights.

We do also referral/link; we do follow-ups in nutrition and malnutrition screening (muac) by identifying children with severe and moderate malnutrition even the children and adults with eye problems.

Its major concern; is for the empowerment of all the specified group of individuals as listed above.

The Key challenge that we do face; is lack of sufficient resources, this has hindered the project herein from reaching the most needy beneficiaries to their expectations, and further enabling us do follow up the cases to the later.

Due to increased cases of child abuse, rape cases and abandoned/neglected children, school dropouts and the HIV/AIDS infected/affected, which come for counseling and therapy sessions?

Objective:

  • Establish an orphanage which is equipped to provide proper education, nutrition, health and living standards for the orphans and the vulnerable

  • Provide sustainable assistance to the sick and elderly within the community through home based care

  • Promote awareness of HIV/AIDS/Malaria and other infectious diseases through psychosocial support and encouragement to take advantage of available VCT services

  • Develop new income generating activities to supplement those that have already been established by the group.

  • Make available opportunities for voluntary services within the community.

  • Provision of basic needs to OVCs while demonstrating family love and support

  • Promote improved hygiene and sanitation, while performing activities of daily living.

  • Establish a relationship with the ministry of health and its service providers

  • Collaborate with other organizations through networking

  • Inclusion of extended family members and guardians in the care and support of the orphans

  • To control new infections among the orphans and youths through sensitization on HIV/AIDS

Age:

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

Plans

  • Construct an orphanage with the capacity to house a total of 200 orphans

  • Build a Primary/Secondary/Polytechnic village for orphans

  • Acquisition of land for expansion of farming areas

  • Continue to create awareness on HIV/AIDS/Malaria/Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. Concentration will be on the prevention and transmission of these diseases

  • Exchange forums with local, national and possible international organizations

 

Type of work camp:

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Monday to Friday. They will work alongside community members in the following activities:

Manual work and Intercultural activities:

  • Awareness campaigns on the issue of gender and empowerment of women and gardening

  • Home visits to members of the community

  • Visits to the sick and elderly

  • Topical discussions moderated by community sages

  • Cultural days for various nationalities

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS: 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

Donations 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.

Orientation:

Will be done on 3rd February 2020 at GFV premises in Nairobi and the team will leave for the project on the morning of 4th February 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 Stay

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 as you are aware of your health history.

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

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

ACCOMMODATION

The community will provide a house with very basic living conditions where there will be no beds. GFV will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will prepare their own meals in turns. Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges. Water is available from springs and we recommend volunteers to be cautious and always ensure that drinking water is boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended. There is electricity connection within the village and volunteers will be able to charge their electric appliances.

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.

Live well care solution center is a community based organization (CBO), which based in Kenya; it deals with its surrounding community welfare, which are children, youth, house helps and young mothers.Those living infected/affected with HIV/AIDS, widows/widower and single parents, seeking sponsors for the orphaned and vulnerable children to enable them access education, providing guidance and counseling to children and advocating for Children’s rights. We do also referral/link; we do follow-ups in nutrition and malnutrition screening (muac) by identifying children with severe and moderate malnutrition even the children and adults with eye problems.

  • Awareness campaigns on the issue of gender and empowerment of women and gardening
  • Home visits to members of the community
  • Visits to the sick and elderly
  • Topical discussions moderated by community sages
  • Cultural days for various nationalities

Event Mission

Provide safe haven for orphans, widows and the elderly within the community, while improving their health status and general well-being.

Event Vision

Empowering women while improving gender equality and sustaining the family unit.

03 Feb
Live Well
  • Organized by: Greer Foundation
  • Venue: Kayole, Nairobi County
  • Phone: Director: 0705245578 Coordinator: 0722930828
  • Email: info@greerfoundation.org