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Code: KVDA/STV/12/A-11
Country: Kenya
Region: Rift Valley Region
Title: Kakuma Arid Zone Boarding Primary School
Start date: 22 November 2011
End date: 20 December 2011
Project type: Construction
Ages: 18 - 70
Partner organisation: KVDA
Training Required: Yes find out about training
UNA Exchange Placement Fee: £175.00 find out about costing
Work: The local school was started in 1989. It was started through the initiative of the World Bank through the government of Kenya, Ministry of Education who were the brain child of the idea. World Bank started the school with the following objectives:

a. To avail quality education to the pastoralists and nomad children and they moved seeking for greener pastures.
b. To enable the Turkana child acquire quality education considering the limited number of schools in the area.
c. To provide equal education opportunities to both boys and girls from the nomad community.
d. To elevate the educational standards and set standards for quality education.

The population of girls stands at 473 and that of boys 649. The girls are vulnerable to cultural practices such as early marriages and other peer pressure such as teen’s pregnancy. Low enrolment levels among the Turkana children in school are testimony that the majority of the local people do not take education of their children seriously and why the ratio of girls to boys favours the male gender.

Volunteers will work for six hours daily from Mondays to Fridays. They will be involved in Brick Making, construction, teaching and awareness campaign on refugee crisis in the horn of Africa in collaboration with community based organizations and home visits. 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.
Location: Rift Valley region approximately 1000 Kms away from Nairobi.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house provided by the community with separate rooms for male and female. This will be in a workcamp set up where there are no beds and they will sleep on the floor on their mats and sleeping bags to experience complexities of development challenges in rural Kenya.
Special remarks: TERMINAL : Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi ; SPECIAL REMARKS : Orientation day on 21st of November. ; STUDY THEME : n/a ; EXTRA FEE : 300 Euro, This fee will include Airport Pick Up and drop off after the work camp, one day full board accommodation during the orientation day, fares to the project and back, food, facilitation, certificate of participation and will cater for Administrative costs as well.

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