REGION: Western Kenya
FOCUS: Youth program/ICT/Education
MINIMUM STAY: 1 Month
SHORT DESCRIPTION; Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program is a community Based Organization initiated in October 2009 to help spearhead community driven development initiatives and enable needy community groups participate in integrated development to achieve quality livelihood from; orphanage and rehabilitation of street children’s, support vulnerable children, voluntary work to various community projects, Community Savings and loaning , HIV/AIDS trainings & awareness Campaigns, Capacity Building, Organic Farming, Fish Farming, Clay Works, Computer Services and Eco-Tourism and Environmental Management.
The program is also designed to respond to Emuhaya youths’ needs and assets; the KCEP Project aims to empower youth to make sound career and life decisions as they transition from high school to the next phase of their lives. The project is also building the capacity of local institutions and networks to sustain the much-needed services that KCEP will provide. Specifically, the KCEP Project intends to offers youth a series of inter-connected interventions to: build skills, facilitate appropriate career choices, provide employment and/or income generating opportunities, bridge technical and university education opportunities and provide fun and safe spaces.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Computer training to orphans and vulnerable youths; community microfinance project; street kids, orphans and vulnerable children support project; education centre activities
ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in a host family within a walking distance to the work station.
What Volunteers Say
I am so, so, so blessed and I have so much to give even as I learn. That people in developing regions simply need access and opportunities to knowledge and information to be empowered. Anyone living in developed countries needs to experience walking in the shoes of those who did not receive the same privileges, to shed any sense of entitlement. Donating money online would never have allowed me to truly empathize with all the people I’ve met in my time here, and I’m grateful for all they’ve taught me.