Cranes of Dago Thim Self Help Group


Project Name: Cranes of Dago Thim Self Help Group

 Code: VACK/STV-12/2016

Project Location: Kisumu County

Project dates: 27th November – 16th December 2016

Boat ride in Lake VictoriaProject overview

The CRANES OF DAGO THIM SELF HELP GROUP Was established to make an impact on the growing problem of vulnerable children, widows and orphans rights to sustainable development. This group is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the children and supporting the vulnerable, widows and orphans. Cranes of Dago Thim organizes routine trainings on farming for the widows and youths for sustainability projects.

Vision: A Self Sustainable Community

Mission:

To promote human values through advocacy and community out-reach programs, provide care and support to the vulnerable members of the community, Education/ financial support to the less fortunate members of the society, training widows and youths on IGA and development issues to enhance their opportunities to realize their full potential and capabilities.

Workcamp Activities    

  • Sport activities with the local schools and youth
  • Home visit within the community
  • Cranes of Dago Thim has leased a farm from a member at affordable cost. It is a small farm within the member’s homestead where the group rears local poultry for meat and eggs, cattle for resale, meat and milk and a small portion for planting cash crop i.e. bananas, vegetables, tomatoes and fodder.
  • The farm produce is sold to the locals and in the local markets and some are distributed to the supported individuals. The money realized is used in supporting the group programmes
  • The farm is managed by group executive office and members take turn in ensuring that the day to day activities are carried out.

Accommodation and Food

Volunteers will be hosted at the project. You will need to have a sleeping bag and mat.

Food is provided from what is locally available and the volunteers will share in the responsibility of preparing the food.

Meeting Point and orientation

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and stay in Nairobi before departing to the project. Orientation will take place on the 26th of November 2016 at the VACK Office in Buruburu, Nairobi.

Number of volunteers: Maximum of 15