Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program


VACK/STV-07/01/2017

Project Name: Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program

Project Location: Vihiga County

Project dates: 2nd – 22nd July 2017

Brick MakingProject overview

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.

Workcamp Activities    

Computer training to orphans and vulnerable youths; Sport activities with the local schools and youth, Home visit within the community; street kids, orphans and vulnerable children support project; education centre activities; Brick Making, Construction work and farming. Volunteers are advised to carry work cloths including rubber gloves, boots, sandals, rain coat, umbrella, torch, sleeping bags, mosquito repellant, sunscreen lotion, donations of every kind and official cloths for special occasions etc. A personal first Aid kit is also essential.

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 1st of July 2017 at the VACK Office in Buruburu, Nairobi.

Number of volunteers: Maximum of 15