Die Workcamps in Kenia 2017

Unsere Partnerorganisation in Kenia

Centre for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)

CIVS ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation in Nairobi, die für die Schaffung und Erhaltung von internationalem Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und menschlicher Solidarität arbeitet. Die Workcamps von CIVS zielen vor allem darauf ab, die Projekte von Jugendlichen und Frauen zu fördern, indem deren eigene Bemühungen unterstützt werden. Außerdem sollen die Workcamps es den Einheimischen ermöglichen, eigene Ideen zu entwickeln, die den Entwicklungsprozess der lokalen Gemeinden stimulieren. Durch den Einsatz für die Selbstbemächtigung von jungen Leuten soll deren volle Beteiligung als gleichwertige und wertvolle Partner in Gemeinden und nationalen Entwicklungsprozessen erreicht werden.

 

Gut zu wissen:

  • Alle Projekt-Teilnehmer/innen werden vom Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi abgeholt und vor Abreise zum Projekt in einem Hostel im Stadtteil Buruburu untergebracht.
  • Am Tag vor Campbeginn findet eine Orientierung inklusive Stadtführung in Nairobi statt.
  • Es besteht die Möglichkeit im Anschluss an das Workcamp an einer von der Partnerorganisation CIVS organisierten Safari teilzunehmen (10% der Einnahmen gehen an das Ernährungsprogramm für Waisenkinder in West-Kenia): 3 Tage Maasai Mara für 330 EUR

  

Die Workcamps im Einzelnen

 

Project Code:            CIVS/STV-01/2017

Project Name:           Cranes of Dago Thim Self Help Group

Theme:                      Supporting young adults with mental disabilities

Project Location:      Nyahera Location, Kisumu County of Kenya

Orientation date:      07.01. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       08.01.-27.01.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

Cranes of Dago Thim Self-Help Group was established to make an impact on the growing problems vulnerable children, widows and orphans face regarding their right to sustainable development. The group is dedicated to the promotion and protection of children’s rights and to the support of the vulnerable, widows and orphans. The group organizes routine trainings on farming for the widows and youths, promotes human values through advocacy and community out-reach programs, e.g. jiggers eradication and treatment, education and financial support to the less fortunate members of society, in order to realize the full potential and capabilities of the community.

The group has a small farm within the member’s homestead where they rear local poultry for meat and eggs, cattle for resale, meat and milk and a small area for planting cash crop, i.e. bananas, vegetables, tomatoes and fodder. The farm products are sold to the locals and in the local markets and some are distributed to the individuals, supported by the group. The money made is used to support the group’s programs. The group also supports people with disabilities and distributes sanitary towels to girls in public schools within the community.

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Taking part in the teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing, drawing, gardening, sewing, beadwork, computer skills and cleaning)

  • Organizing extra-curricular activities

  • General maintenance and cleaning of the centre

  • Provision of guiding and counselling services to the students

  • Farm work

 

Arrival at the Airport:

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in Buruburu area of Nairobi.

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.  The volunteers can visit Kisumu city and have the opportunity to see Lake Victoria, Masai market, Kisumu Museum. The volunteers will also have the possibility to visit Kakamega rainforest, which is about one hour drive from Kisumu.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-02/2017

Project Name:           Ahero Resource Centre

Theme:                     Sustainable community development

Project Location:      Kisumu County, Lake Victoria Region

Orientation date:      04.02. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       05.02.-24.02.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

The Ahero Resource Centre is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The centre serves as a one-stop-shop, offering a variety of services to the local community. The centre is equipped with training facility to provide capacity building opportunities in drought resilient agriculture, entrepreneurship and adult education. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School (Model Farm) which also encompasses a greenhouse, tree nursery and poultry farm that provide practical examples of modern farming practices as well as a source of nutrition and income for the orphan feeding program.

The Ahero Resource Centre is also equipped with comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. From time to time, depending on the availability of funds, 30 school-going orphans and vulnerable children get a free lunch at the center in

 

The centre also hosts a community bank offering financial services tailored to the needs of the local community, including saving money or issuing out loans to members. This boosts the economical activities of the over 150 bank members.

Workcamp Activities:

  • Working on the centers’ model farm to improve farm outputs for the orphan feeding program and to showcase good agricultural practices to the community

  • Supporting the orphan feeding program of the Ahero Resource Center(e.g. lunch preparation, serving, washing dishes)

  • General maintenance and cleaning of the centre

  • Planting of the trees at the center and in the surrounding community

  • Kiswahili lessons

 

Arrival at the Airport:

All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in Buruburu area of Nairobi.

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu city, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the Ahero rice fields, the local market or take an optional one-day trip to Kakamega Rainforest.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-03/2017

Project Name:           Marianne Center

Theme:                     Supporting young adults with mental disability

Project Location:      Kamirithu Village, Kiambu County of Kenya

Orientation date:      04.03. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       05.03.-24.03.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

People with mental disability in Kenya (approximately 2.9 million) face extra challenges in their lives. Many Kenyans still associate people who have mental disability with black magic and witchcraft, and little has been done to combat this stigmatization. Most people with mental disability have a mild to moderate mental retardation. However, they can learn and are capable of developing skills throughout their lives. They have a wide range of talents that can be discovered at any moment in their childhood. The major shortcomings of the current educational system for (young) adults with mental disability is that they are too old to be enrolled in a primary school, but mentally incapable of attending a normal secondary school.

Because of that, the Marianne Center, started in the year 2010, focuses on people with mild to moderate mental disabilities, varying from Down Syndrome to Autism, from the age of 16 to 35 years. The training center for this group has given them and their parents hope for a better future. Currently, the center has 38 students. The students are divided into classes according to their abilities. The (young) adults are trained in basic life skills, vocational and income generating activities. At the end of the training, their capabilities are assessed and efforts are made for them to be attached to an employer where they get the possibility to perform basic tasks.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities, by making them self-reliant and by easing their integration into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

 

Nature of Work:

  • Taking part in the teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing, drawing, gardening, sewing, beadwork, computer skills and cleaning)

  • Organizing extra-curricular activities

  • General maintenance and cleaning of the centre

  • Provision of guiding and counselling services to the students

  • Farm work

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. There will be separate rooms for male and female volunteers. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. Volunteers in this workcamp can visit Hell Gate, which is about 2hours from the workcamp to location

 

 

 

Project Code:            CIVS/STV-04/2017

Project Name:           Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group

Theme:                      Sustainable community development

Project Location:       Ugunja, Kisumu County of Kenya

Orientation date:       08.04. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       09.04.-26.04.17

Volunteers:                5-15

 

Project Profile:

Customer Onge Nyiego Women Group is a community group that was started in 2003 by women with common interest in development of their local community and economic empowerment of the women located in North Uholo. The group has a total number of 25 members and is involved in organic farming where they have leased land. They grow vegetables, maize and sweet potatoes which they later sell. Some of the food harvested in the farm is being used for the feeding program, which takes place every Saturday. Some of the orphans live in the group’s home and the others are accommodated in the group’s nursery or the local primary school. All the children meet every Saturday where they play games and are provided with a meal. The group also engages in HIV/AIDS awareness raising campaigns for the local community.

The project aims to create self-reliance through initiation of income generating activities and promotes affairs related to education in order to enlighten the community on the social issues affecting them.

 

Project Aims:

  • Creation of self-dependence through initiation of income generating activities

  • Promotion of education related affairs to enlighten the community on social issues affecting them

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • HIV/AIDS awareness campaign

  • Kiswahili lessons

  • Support the orphan feeding program (e.g. preparation & serving of food, dish washing)

  • Home visit/culturalexchange

  • Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu City, which is about a 2-hour drive from the project.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-05/2017

Project Name:           Kyale Small Home

Theme:                     Supporting the physically challenged children

Project Location:       Makueni County of Kenya

Orientation date:      06.05. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       07.05.-26.05.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

Volunteer in Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and work with physically handicapped children in Kyale Small Home. The institution consists of a school and a home, which were built in 1994. A primary school and catholic church surround this home, which currently houses 20 physically handicapped children. These kids are boys and girls aged between 10 to 19 years. These children have suffered accidents, snakebites and polio, were handicapped from or during birth, among other causes.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of children and young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to become self-reliant and integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Workcamp Activities:

  • Teaching the disabled children various subjects (mathematics, English, debates, etc)

  • Caregiving services, including: washing, cooking, serving, feeding and cleaning

  • Organizing extra-curricular activities, like sports, for the children

  • Working in the farm of the home to improve farm outputs

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Machakos town, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. You can view Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, from the home and you can experience the traditional Akamba homes built by the Kamba people.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-06/2017

Project Name:           Community Health Volunteers (CHV)

Theme:                     Provision of health services / conservation efforts

Project Location:      Vihrembe Market, Kakamega County

Orientation date:      10.06. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       11.06.-30.06.16

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

Community Health Volunteers (CHV) was started with the aim of creating awareness on HIV/AIDS among the residents of Vihrembe area, as well as on issues of sexual and reproductive health. CHV is also actively involved in jigger eradication campaigns in the community. In addition, CHV educates the local community about the conservation of Kakamega Rainforest and its fragile ecosystem. The forest is home to many unique and rare animal and plant species but the increasing human population has exerted negative pressures to the forest, e.g. illegal logging, charcoal burning, cattle grazing, harvesting of medical plants and general clearing of the forest for agriculture. CHV involves the community in its preservation, ensuring the forest is cherished as a healthy, unique and diverse ecosystem for future generations. The idea of this project is to create awareness about the negative effects of jiggers on the health of local people.

 

Wokcamp Activities:

  • Door-to-door jigger eradication campaign

  • HIV/AIDS home-based care program

  • School outreach programs

  • Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

  • Rehabilitation and conservation of Kakamega Forest through the establishment of tree nurseries

  • Kiswahili classes

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which is about a 2-hour drive from the project. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit Kakamega Rainforest, which is about one and half kilometer from the project site.

 

 

Project Code:            CIVS/STV-07:01/2017

Project Name:           HopeLink Development Project

Theme:                     Welfare for children and the marginalized

Project Location:       Rusinga East Location, Mbita Constituency, Homabay County

Orientation date:       08.07. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       09.07.-26.07.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

HOPE LINK, a non -profit organization, registered as CBO, is a community initiative, formed to link the community with other players in order to address the challenges facing the local community. The mission of this organisation is the concern of the well being of children, women, widows, widowers, men and youths who are disadvantage due to economic, social, culture background. They want to build a healthy, transformed and interactive community.

The group is involved in the following activities:

  • Dissemination of the information to the community through dialogue, forums, workshops, road show demonstrations, outreaches.

  • Advocacy on human right, child abuse, child neglect, education, primary health care

  • Food Security and Livelihood through capacity building and our own initiated project

  • Capacity buildingfor better food security and livelihood

  • Micro finance capacity building through revolving funds

  • Care and support to OVC widows and the aged by provision of health and education needs.

  • Management of a kindergarten for the development of destitute children

  • Enhancing community interaction through, Hosting volunteers from different corners and backgrounds, who come to work and stay with us in work camp and as individual volunteers.

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Environmental cleanup campaigns along Lake Victoria beaches

  • Farming activities i.e. organic farming

  • Teaching of mathematics, English, science, social studies

  • Home visit/culturalexchange

  • Farm work which includes weeding, planting of local vegetables, digging and watering of crops

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. Sites of interest are the neighboring Mfangano Island and the Rhuma National Park.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-07:02/2017

Project Name:          Community Development Self-Help Group

Theme:                     Supporting the physically challenged children

Project Location:      Busia County of Kenya

Orientation date:      15.07. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                      16.07.-04.08.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

The German foundation for world population trained some community health members, VCT counsellors, mobilizing forces in the community, home-based caregivers and educators among others on HIV/AIDS prevention through a community-based organization. During the project period, while the trained members were visiting the community, they realized that there was a big health problem in the community. Apart from HIV/AIDS as the main problem, there were more health issues such as an increased number of orphans/vulnerable children and jiggers menace because of parents’ death from HIV/AIDS. Most orphans whose parents had died from HIV/AIDS were infected by jiggers, this was a result of poor guardian care. In general, these children lacked basic needs such as health care, shelter, education and clothing among others.

 

Having realized that there were all of these problems within the community, a few trained local volunteers from Butula decided 2014 to establish a group, which could address the above mentioned health issues. The group was then referred to as Community Development Self-Help Group (CDG), operating within Butula Sub County with its main office at Shibale Market within Marachi central Ward, focusing on Health and community development.

 

Wokcamp Activities:

  • Making bricks

  • Repairing houses of elderly people

  • Establishing of tree nursery

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-08:01/2017

Project Name:           Bishop Chabuga Foundation

Theme:                     Youth and community empowerment

Project Location:       Hamisi District, Vihiga County of Kenya

Orientation date:      05.08. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       06.08.-25.08.17

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

The Bishop Chabuga Foundation is a local organization that was founded by the African Divine Church in 2015. Its major objective is reaching out to community members and empowering the youth and marginalized community through provision of basic needs like education, health care, HIV/AIDS campaign awareness and offering vocational training to the youth living around the community.

The organization manages a primary school operating from grade one to eight. The school enrolls pupils who come from the surrounding local community and are from poor backgrounds. The institution also has a feeding program where the pupils can get their meals in order to focus on their education. It also has a vocational training centre that is used to train youths. It offers tailoring and carpentry, which aids them to acquire skills which will help them to better their lives and thus to become better persons in the community.

Additionally, there is a dispensary where the local community members get access to health care. They also have a voluntary counselling centre where they do counselling and testing of HIV, thus increasing the awareness of the youth and the community about the disease and teaching them to beware of the pandemic disease.

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Farm work which involves weeding, digging and planting of maize, beans and vegetables

  • Sensitization awareness on HIV/AIDS

  • Exchange programs, i.e. debates in school

  • Assisting with the work in the hospital

  • Teaching mathematics, English, science, social studies subjects

  • Engaging in sports activities as well as playing with the children

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Kakamega rain forest and Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, which are about a 1:30hr drive respectively from the project.

 

 

 

Project Code:             CIVS/STV-09/2017

Project Name:           Tumaini Nutritious Self-Help Group

Theme:                       Sustainable development

Project Location:       Mumias, Kholera Location, Kakamega County

Orientation date:       09.09. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                        10.09.-29.09.17

Volunteers:                5-15

 

Project Profile:

Tumaini Nutritious Self Help Group seeks to provide room for better health education for the local community with the goal of enhancing the health of society through nutrition and environmental conservation. They do this through production of organic family food in order to reduce malnutrition cases among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the production of the organic food, the group members are able to improve their farming technique, which in turn promotes the income generating activities of the community at large thus boosting food security and discouraging deforestation. The group members are also engaged in environmental conservation, as they plant trees and use the organic manure in farming.

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Farm work which includes horticultural farming, weeding, planting in tree nurseries, clearing of bushes and digging

  • Making of bricks which will be used to construct the storage room for farm products

  • Making organic manure and biochar which is porous charcoal used in agriculture to help the soil retain its nutrients and water

  • Participation in exchange programs in schools: teaching of how to make products from compost manure

  • Kiswahili lessons and debate lessons in local schools

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation during the workcamp will be in the project and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs. The volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food themselves. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu City and the Kakamega Rainforest.

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-10/2017

Project Name:           Kyale Small Home

Theme:                     Supporting the physically challenged children

Project Location:      Makueni County of Kenya

Orientation date:      07.10. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                      08.10.-27.10.17

Volunteers:               5-12

 

Project Profile:

Volunteer in Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and work with physically handicapped children in Kyale Small Home. The institution consists of a school and a home, which were built in 1994. A primary school and catholic church surround this home, which currently houses 20 physically handicapped children. These kids are boys and girls aged between 10 to 19 years. These children have suffered accidents, snakebites and polio, were handicapped from or during birth, among other causes.

The idea of this project is to make a difference in the life of children and young adults with special needs and disabilities in order to become self-reliant and integrated into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Workcamp Activities:

  • Teaching the disabled children various subjects (mathematics, English, debates, etc)

  • Caregiving services, including: washing, cooking, serving, feeding and cleaning

  • Organizing extra-curricular activities, like sports, for the children

  • Working in the farm of the home to improve farm outputs

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Machakos town, which is about a 1-hour drive from the project. You can view Africa’s highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, from the home and you can experience the traditional Akamba homes built by the Kamba people.

 

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-11/2017

Project Name:           Badilisha Eco-Village

Theme:                     Agriculture and environmental conservation

Project Location:      Rusinga Island, Homa Bay County of Kenya

Orientation date:      04.11. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       05.11.-24.11.16

Volunteers:               10-20

 

Project Profile:

Badilisha means “change” in Swahili. Badilisha Eco Village aims to bring change to the lives of people living on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS and lack of education, among other pressing issues. It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way of living. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: earth care, care for people and share of surplus. It is a model farm, or epicenter, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development. Badilisha successfully hosted a permaculture development course in March 2011 and aims to become an international permaculture center.

The project aims at promoting and demonstrating sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.

 

Workcamp Acitivities:

  • Mulching, seeding, harvesting and planting

  • Beach cleanup exercises

  • Soil conversation and tree planting within the school compound

  • Supporting the needy and elderly community members with general cleaning and other related works

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interest:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have a sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can do hiking, visit Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Ruma National park and Tom Mboya Mausoleum, which are about a 45-minute walk from the project.

 

 

 

Project Code:           CIVS/STV-12/2017

Project Name:           Community Development Self-Help Group

Theme:                     Supporting local community development

Project Location:      Busia County of Kenya

Orientation date:      28.11. (from 10:00 am)

Dates:                       29.11.-15.12.17

Volunteers:               5-12

 

Project Profile:

The German foundation for world population trained some community health members, VCT counsellors, mobilizing forces in the community, home-based caregivers and educators among others on HIV/AIDS prevention through a community-based organization. During the project period, while the trained members were visiting the community, they realized that there was a big health problem in the community. Apart from HIV/AIDS as the main problem, there were more health issues such as an increased number of orphans/vulnerable children and jiggers menace because of parents’ death from HIV/AIDS. Most orphans whose parents had died from HIV/AIDS were infected by jiggers, this was a result of poor guardian care. In general, these children lacked basic needs such as health care, shelter, education and clothing among others.

 

Having realized that there were all of these problems within the community, a few trained local volunteers from Butula decided 2014 to establish a group, which could address the above mentioned health issues. The group was then referred to as Community Development Self-Help Group (CDG), operating within Butula sub county with its main office at Shibale Market within Marachi central Ward, focusing on health and community development.

 

Workcamp Activities:

  • Making bricks

  • Repairing houses of elderly people

  • Establishing of tree nursery

 

Accommodation and Sites of Interst:

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food. In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Lake Victoria at Kisumu City and the Kakamega Rainforest, which are about 1 hour and 2-hours drive respectively from the project.