Supporting the Busia community
Busia November 29 - December 15, 2017
Volunteer project: The population of Busia is affected by serious health and social problems. Apart from HIV/AIDS as the main problem, there are also other issues such as an increased number of orphans and vulnerable children and jiggers menace because of parents’ death from HIV/AIDS. Most orphans whose parents had died from HIV/AIDS are infected by jiggers, as a result of poor care. In general, these children lack health care, shelter, education and clothing among others.
A few trained local volunteers from Butula decided to establish a self-help group in order to address the above mentioned issues. The group operates within Butula Sub County, focusing on health and community development.
The volunteers in this project will help with making bricks, repairing houses of elderly people and establishing a tree nursery.
Leisure activities: Volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30h drive respectively from the project.
Arrival and orientation: All volunteers will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Accommodation will be arranged before and after the project in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.
There will be a one-day orientation for all participants the day before the project starts.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be at the project site and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat.
Location: Busia County
Terminal: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 265 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.