Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program
Focus: Community and Education.
Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program (KCEP) is a community based organization that empowers needy community groups through various integrated activities to enable them achieve quality livelihood and be self-sustainable.
KCEP is legally registered with the Kenyan government as a community based organization under the ministry of children and social services.
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 transit 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 income generating opportunities, bridge technical and university education opportunities and provide fun and safe spaces.
Costs & Benefits
The volunteers will be involved in the following activities and their roles are as below as per a given project.
Primary schools and early childhood development teachers and Volunteers get involved in baby classes, pre-care and pre-unit, sports, lesson planning and timetable structuring and teaching.
Computer lessons tutors - The work involves giving free computer training to orphans and vulnerable youths out of school. Trainings the basic computer skills, Microsoft office packages. Assisting at KCEP office with administrative work, offering computer services to the community like typing, lamination, binding, internet services, photocopying.
Microfinance project - The work involves microfinance monitoring and supervision, data collection during group meetings, provision of saving pass books, updating computer database of all microfinance groups, trainings in business development and financial management and education.
Orphan feeding project - The work involves feeding orphans, bereavement/psychological counselling, education support, recreational activities (games, drawing, arts, and music), training of care givers in HIV prevention and home based care, life skills development.
Street children project facilitators - Volunteers get involved in the provision of counselling, capacity building training in business development and entrepreneurship, microfinance training/monitoring, recreational activities like sports, life skills development.
Construction and manual work - The work involves landscaping, making bricks, the construction work.
HIV & AIDS awareness projects - The work involves providing psychological support, economic empowerment through training in business, visits to health centre for HIV & AIDS assessment, home visits to bed ridden AIDS patients, home based care training for guardians of HIV patients, awareness of HIV through stone painting messages, community outreaches and school HIV talks.
Work camps - Volunteers get involved in community activities, environmental clean-ups and education, landscaping, intercultural exchange activities, construction work, home visits.
The project costs £150 per month this is equivalent to 20,000 Kenyan shillings or 200 Euros or 266 US Dollars per month per volunteer, which includes accommodation, meals, office administration, contingency fee (emergency), project orientation and facilitation.
KCEP is covering accommodation of volunteers during project attachment. The volunteer is to meet all accommodation and boarding expenses outside the assigned project accommodation and also before and after the project period like educational tours.
Volunteers are furthermore required to pay all of their travel expenses during their project period with us.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program and have at least a high school education. They should be able to speak English.
Location: LUANDA, KENYA
Average cost per day: £7.50
Focus: Health, Community and Education Projects
Skills needed: Volunteers need to be over 18, independent and self-motivated and speak English .