Health awareness and forest conservation project in Kenya

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

05/31/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Kakamega
Western Province
Kenya

Description

The Community Health Project 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. The project is also actively involved in jigger eradication campaigns in the community.

In addition, it aims to educate 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. The project 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.

The volunteer team will contribute through participation in different 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


Project dates: June 10 – June 27, 2018


There will be a one-day orientation for all participants the day before the project starts.


For more information, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya


Long-term volunteering in Kenya: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya


To learn more about the international volunteer workcamps: http://cadip.org

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol or give us a call: USA: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900; Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500


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