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World Corps is a non profit, non- governmental organization founded by colleagues from six

different nations in 1998 and was headquartered in Seattle , Washington , USA. World Corps later
expanded to Brazil, Mexico, India, Philipines and Kenya.

World Corps Kenya (WCK) see www.worldcorps.or.ke was started in 2000 as a project under an
organization called Forest Action Network (FAN) and was fully registered as an independent NGO
in 2003. Since then WCK has been running several programs which include , Provision and
facilitation of trainings to rural youths and women, Running of youth exchange programs and
volunteer programs.

Our mission is to provide training and infrastructure to rural youths in developing countries to become effective business
entrepreneurs, community leaders and global citizens.
Our currents projects are;

1. Long and medium Term (LMTV) program. We have international volunteers being attached
to either our organization , or in other organizations, community based organizations (CBOs) and
communities that we partner with for a period of 1 month to 2 years depending on the period that
the volunteer is available and also the level of need of each project. The volunteers offer their skills
to the placements and at the same they are able to interact with the community where they are
accommodated in a host family situation.

2. Ecological and sustainability development project


The project is currently running in the semi arid district of Magadi of the great Rift valley province,
south of Kenya near Kenya / Tanzania border.There are three key areas in which this project entails:

 Development of the business and financial capacity of the disadvantaged magadi community
entrepreneurs and small business owners by building on the market sensitization, linking
them to other micro finance institutions and mainstram businesses to enhance local
economic development, increase access to markets, and to create employment especially for
the youth.
 Empowering the local youths to set up an eco- tourism community project by tapping into
the hot springs along lake Magadi. WCK has been providing education, training incentives
and technical support to increase community capacity to manage the eco tourism project.
 Building the capacity of the community on management of the eco system by exposing them
to drought preparedness techniques ans assist them in establishing water catchment
structures to deal with the wastage of excess water that causes flooding during rainy season.

3. Strengthening of the World Corps Community Information Centers (CICs)


This CICs were set by WCK during our previous project in the same region of magadi . These
centers provide essential services to the community which include telephone and fax services;
computer services (printing and typing) and they are solar powered. The centers are managed by
world Corps Professionals (WCP); youths from the community who have been given training by
WCK on the computers and management skills. Some of the CICs are underused thereby require
community sensitization and relocation to other areas where they are needed most.

4. Setting up of a community Resource center in Magadi


World Corps Kenya is in the process of setting up a resource center in Magadi in partnership with
the community and the Magadi Soda, a salt processing firm based in the area which will be providing
the premises.

5. International work camps

World Corps launched work camps from the month of July 2008 with the main activities being the
reconstruction of areas where homes were destroyed by the violence that rocked our country after
the announcement of the results of disputed elections. These reconstruction camps will be running
all the way to June 2009.

A. LONG AND MID TERM VOLUNTEERS

World Corps Kenya (WCK) has been running for over one year programs for Professional and non
professional Volunteers on a middle and long term basis. These are people with an interest working
in Kenya for a period of 3 months to 2 years, while gaining experience and passing on skills on their
area of study. Having worked in Magadi and Malindi areas of Kenya, WCK understands the value of
an educated community. Our placements would be according to ones expertise, experience and
interest, and we believe that we are well networked to provide the best placements from both within
our organization and from the network of organizations that we partner with throughout the
country.
Below are the available placements at the moment with their descriptions. NOTE: We also source
out for a specific placement incase there is a volunteer who would like to be placed in a specific field
that is not available in our posting.
There is a possibility of volunteering for a period of 1 month incase one cannot be available for our
minimum volunteering period of 3 months.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ARE MAINLY IN THE FIELDS BELOW:


 Fund Raising
 Administration
 Program Management
 Providing skills and knowledge on their areas of expertise.
 Environmental awareness.
 Participating in community development issues for example sustainable agriculture, livestock
rearing, conservation of natural resources.
 Poverty alleviation, HIV/AIDS and Drug abuse awareness and finding sustainable solutions
for these issues.

WORKING SITES
 Hospitals
 Government institutions
 Schools
 Community based organizations
 Non Governmental organizations
 Children orphanages
 Private sector

DESCRIPTION OF THE MIDDLE AND LONG TERM VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS


1. WCK/LMTV 01 Wongonyi primary school
Description
Wongonyi primary school is a government run school with only the resources provided by the
government which are not enough as it is in a community that is highly marginalized lacking most of
the essentials like communication (Internet, Telephones) and electricity. The school has a phone
whose lines are run using solar power but this is also hard when the solar panel is not working. The
school has a library which is the only information and resource centre for the entire division. The
community is mostly comprised of illiterate and underprivileged families and the demand for English
speaking teachers is also very high.
The volunteers will be expected to train, run and manage the resource centre with some individuals
from the community.
They will also be able to teach English and introduction to a foreign language for those interested in
teaching this to a group of 40 to 50 in a class. Volunteers can also match their skills and interests to
the needs of community. You may also initiate local research projects for a thesis. The volunteers will
be immersed in rural village life and will spend time with warm and welcoming villagers; you will also
have the opportunity to assist villagers in areas of great importance to their community.

Location:
The school is located in Wongonyi location Mwabirwa Location in the Taita Taveta district, Coast
province. The area is agricultural based but subsistence farming as the bad road network does not
allow for transportation of goods to other areas thus increasing the poverty level. Msidu forest is a
natural indigenous forest with springs that provide running water to the surrounding community.
The available toilets are Latrines (Long drop), there is no electricity and the available transport to the
nearest big town is only available early morning and comes back in the afternoon. The nearest town
which is Voi is large and everything is available here. Mombasa which is the biggest tourist town in
Kenya with great sandy beaches and amazing sceneries is only two hours away. Neighboring this
community is Tsavo national park the home of the big five
(Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and Rhino).Incase one has a phone or batteries to charge there are
arrangements for that. There is a health centre nearby which is the Mwambirwa health centre and a
major hospital

Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications
The volunteers should have:
Librarian experience for those interested in the library and teaching skill especially English and
foreign languages for those interested in teaching. Flexible and open minds, desire to help children
from poor communities and you should be someone willing to reach out and inspire hope where
there might be none.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation
Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months. Schools in Kenya break
for three weeks in the months of April, August and for six weeks for December holidays starting
Mid- November till January. During the holidays we have tuition and remedial classes for students in
the higher classes about to take exams.
No. of Vols – Two places available at a time

2. WCK/LMTV 02 Imani Children’s Home


Description
Imani is a children’s orphanage that was started to help and educate the children neighbouring the
orphanage. In the home there are children as young as one month old who have been abandoned by
their families either because they are HIV positive or their families are too poor to afford to feed
them. The people living around the orphanage are poor rely on the sporadic rainfall for some crops
to carry them through the year. The amount of rain has decreased and food provided to the
community comes in from other towns in the country making the standard of living very high. Imani
(which is the Swahili word for faith) has therefore been a source of help for many families and
children. There are an average of 20 infants and 50 grown children in the orphanage.
Location
Imani is located in Malindi which is in the Coast province of Kenya. The main headquarters is in
Nairobi and has thus expanded to Malindi. Malindi is about 550km Form Nairobi which is the
Capital of Kenya and a major tourist town with various historical sites.
Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications:
The volunteers should have:
Experience in child care and should be willing to help and interact with children, having a positive
influence on them.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation
Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months
No. of Vols – One place available at a time

3. WCK/LMTV 03 Children of the rising sun


Description
This is a children’s home that caters for the community within the area. Within the premises there is
a kindergarten and a primary school which cater for the children in the orphanage and also the
neighboring community. The community surrounding the orphanage has the culture of marrying off
their girl child at a tender age not paying much attention to education and enlightenment for them.
The home helps take care of some of this children thus doing child rescue to enable these mothers to
go to school. The home has approximately 70 children who stay within the premises and 900 who go
to the kindergarten and primary school in the compound.
Location
Children of the rising sun orphanage is located in Malindi which is in the Coast province of Kenya.
The main headquarters is in Nairobi and has thus expanded to Malindi. Malindi is about 550km
Form Nairobi which is the Capital of Kenya and a major tourist town with various historical sites.
Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications:
The volunteers should have:
Experience in child care and should be willing to help and interact with children, having a positive
influence on them. Have early childhood training for the kindergarten and also can teach a foreign
language or English at the primary school.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months. Teachers interested in
the school should know that schools in Kenya break for three weeks in the months of April, August
and for six weeks for December holidays starting Mid- November till January. During the holidays
we have tuition and remedial classes for students in the higher classes about to take exams.
No. of Vols – Three places available at a time

4. WCK/LMTV 04 Toi Primary school (special Unit)


Description
Toi special unit was started in 1991.It is within Toi primary school in Kibera about 1km behind
Adams arcade. Toi special unit is one of many other units that were started in Nairobi with the
government policy of integration. The initial number of children who started the unit was eight, three
girls and five boys. Since then the number has been increasing and some changes have taken place by
some parents taking their children to vocational training. The number of children at this time is
eighteen with ages ranging from eight to twenty two years of age. Currently they have a workshop
where bigger children are trained in carpentry, tailoring and weaving. So they are able to cater for the
bigger boys and girls instead of transferring them to other workshops.
Location
Toi Primary school is located in Nairobi which is the capital of Kenya and about 15mins from the
city centre.
Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications:
The volunteers should have:
Experience in childcare and especially children with special needs. They should be willing to help and
interact with children, having a positive influence on them.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months. Schools in Kenya break
for three weeks in the months of April, August and for six weeks for December holidays starting
Mid- November till January. During the holidays we have tuition and remedial classes for students in
the higher classes about to take exams.
No. of Vols – Two places available at a time

5. WCK/LMTV 05 Mwakitau Secondary School


Description
Mwakitau secondary is situated in Maktau location,Mwatate division in Taita taveta district of the
Coast province of Kenya.Its located in Tsavo west national park buffer zone. It’s about 40km from
voi town and 200m off Voi -Taveta road, many a times elephants are frequent visitors of the school.
The school was begun in 2004 with a population often students but has since grown to form four
level with a total of ninety students. Currently the school has only two Teachers Service commission
teachers other teachers have been employed by the board of governors who have faced an uphill task
in paying the salaries for these teachers since the school is still young and financially incapacitated.
The poverty levels among the locals have really contributed towards the problem since most students
have big fees balances. Many students have dropped out due to lack of huge fee balances.
Languages
English

Qualifications
The school desperately needs agriculture, business Education, Geography and History teachers
whom it does not have. The volunteer teachers should have at least diploma in the mentioned
subjects.

Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.

6. WCK/LMTV 06 Dyer and Blair Investment Bank


Description

Dyer and Blair was founded in 1954 as a partnership of stockbrokers and is one of the oldest stock
broking companies in Kenya. It was originally launched as a partnership of Hickman and Grey and
was one of the founding members of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), which was established in
the same year. In 1965, the Company's ownership changed hands when Mr. Derek Ingram Dyer and
Mr. Patrick Murdoch Blair took over Hickman and Grey; it then became Dyer and Blair.

On October 1, 1973, Kenya Commercial Bank Limited acquired the partnership of Dyer and Blair
and incorporated it into a limited liability company. The Company then operated as a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Bank. In 1983, its ownership changed when the present shareholders acquired the
Company. Since then, the Company has grown significantly and expanded the range of products and
services, making it one of the leading stockbrokerage firms in Kenya.

As one of the original six founder members of the Nairobi Stock Exchange, Dyer and Blair has
played a pivotal role in the development of the stock market; more notably in the switch from a Call
over Trading System to the present Open Outcry Trading System. From 1966 to 1990 Dyer and Blair
Limited was solely responsible for compiling the Nairobi Stock Exchange 17 Share Index. This
responsibility was taken over by the Nairobi Stock Exchange when it established its Secretariat in July
1990.

Currently the principal activities of Dyer and Blair Limited are Stock broking specializing in high net
worth investors, corporate finance and investment advisory. The firm is emerging as a full service
investment banker after it led the first underwriting services in Kenya to the 2006 Scan Group IPO.
In addition the company also doe the following activities: Floatation, providing technical support to
companies seeking a listing in the Nairobi stock exchange, underwriting of primary security issues,
equity and debt research, private placements and portfolio review and recommendation, corporate
finance corporate debt issuance and trading. Mergers and acquisition actively promoting and
participating in the capital markets, consultancy and corporate restructuring. Dyer and Blair is also
involved in training personnel in investment banking.
Location
Dyer and Blair is located in Nairobi which is the capital city of Kenya in the central business district.

Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications
The volunteers should have:
Experience in investment banking and will be attached in the top management of the company.
There are three positions available people with experience in Stock Broking, Corporate finance and
asset management. These are open for people who have the experience to train.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for a minimum of between 1- 2 years
No. of Vols – Three places available at a time

7. WCK/LMTV 07 SISDO
Description
SISDO is a microfinance institution (MFI).SISDO contributes to development through provision of
reliable and affordable financial services to entrepreneurs for wealth creation and improved
livelihoods. SISDO has a strategic objective to reach all parts of Kenya by 2010.

SISDO Goals
 Provide appropriate loan products to small holder farmers and micro/small entrepreneurs
within the target operational areas.
 Provide the mobilization of savings (Collateral deposits) among the clients.
 Provide business training to target clients through a cost sharing agreements to develop their
capacities.
 Increase Clients outreach, household/business income and improve their asset base.
Location:
SISDO headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya and branch offices located in urban centres in
four of the eight Kenyan provinces namely, Eastern, Central, Rift Valley and Nairobi.
Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications:
The volunteers should have:
Experience in microfinance development and be prepared to help the organization grow and
formulate better policies that will help both the organization and the farmers.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months
No. of Vols – Two places available at a time

8. WCK/LMTV 08 Butula Umoja Community based organization and


Bumutiru Community Dispensary
Description
Butula Umoja is a community based organization (CBO) registered with the ministry of culture and
social services. It has a total of 210 members of different categories and background and has come
up with different projects to empower the community and generate income for the members. Top
most is Mushroom farming and has proposals for butterfly farming that it hopes to employ soon.
Apart from the farming projects the CBO also is a stakeholder in the dispensary in the area.
Bumutiru community dispensary which is situated at shibale market less than 50 metres from Butula
Umoja CBO offices. The facility caters for over half the population of lower Esikoma sub-location
thus will have a greater impact to the community at large who are the intended beneficiaries.
They will also be expected to make frequent visits to the village sites where health group seminars
and outreach free medical camps will be conducted based on the program developed by the
volunteers and the local contact (Butula Umoja CBO)

Location:
Butula Umoja CBO is situated Busia district, Western province of Kenya.
Languages
English, Swahili
Qualifications:
The volunteers should be able to assist the members on mushroom farming, formulate and facilitate
on the best methods and means of production, initiate the butterfly project, Train a few members on
financial management in order to efficiently run projects.
The Dispensary needs volunteers who are qualified nurses and community health workers with
emphasis on reproductive health, nutritional health especially for kids and pregnant women.

Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation
Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No. of Vols –Four places available at a time

9. WCK/LMTV 09 Ugenya Community Against HIV/AIDS (U.C.A.H.A) Youth


Organization

Description
Ugenya Community Against HIV/Aids (U.C.A.H.A) youth organization is an indigenous community
based organization founded on 14/07/2003 with a view to participating in the discovery,
transmission and preservation of morals and to stimulate the productive life, economic and cultural
development among the youth. Since inception, it endeavors to build the capacity of the rural youth
to be the architects of their own development and be part of progressive global efforts geared
towards youth empowerment.

U.C.A.H.A VISION.
The vision of the organization is “to achieve a stable society comprising of resourceful and morally
upright youth “.

U.C.A.H.A. MISSION
“To build the capacity of the youth through skill development and provision of quality social
services”.
U.C.A.H.A CORE VALUES.
1. Humanity.
2. Transparency and accountability in our social work and responsibilities.
3. Inclusion of all groups of persons.
4. Teamwork and collective responsibilities.
5. Committed to efficient and quality service delivery.
U.C.A.H.A Youth Group holds on voluntary work as one of the ways of involving the youth to be
part of the processes geared towards community development. It endeavor to build the capacity of
the rural youth through trainings and involvement in community work.UCAHA is currently running
programs on;-
 Health Education/Behaviour Change Communication (peer counseling & peer education –
currently running in thirteen primary & secondary schools)
 HIV/Aids advocacy and community Based Orphan and Vulnerable children
Support (community mobilization/awareness creation on HIV/Aids &psychosocial support of O.V.Cs)
 Environmental conservation (Tree nursery project and community sensitization on energy
saving techniques).

Location
U.C.A.H.A is situated in Ugenya off kisumu-Busia highway, kisumu, Nyanza province, Kenya.
Language
English, Swahili

Qualifications
Require volunteer assistance on areas dealing with;
 Office Administration, record keeping and personnel management
 Health education and Behaviour Change Communication especially on areas of
HIVAids,drug abuse and other S.T.Is
 Psychosocial support of Orphan and Vulnerable children.
 Information and communication technology – Computer literacy
 Website design of the organization.
 Training local volunteers in proposal development resource mobilization.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months

10. WCK/ LMTV 11 Academic Health & Agricultural Development Initiative


(AHADI)

Description
AHADI was registered as a Non Governmental Organization on March 2007. It came into existence
as a result of several community Based Organizations and individuals with similar goals coming
together to form an organization that would propel the rural communities to greater heights in
education, health and economy through meaningful development strategies.

The following are the organizations affiliated with AHADI:


1. Faith Health Care Center- Registered in 2004 as a CBO in Nakuru district with the goal of
improving the primary health care of residents of Mau forest (Ogiek) and Olenguruone
Division.
2. Manyatta Health Care Services- Operate in Kericho Town and providing health services
to the low income residents of Nyagacho, a slum in kericho. Registered in 2003.
3. Kimori/Kobel mission schools- Founded in 1998 with the goal of providing basic
education, it is now sponsoring with other donors more than 100 orphans and poor
children. Kobel mission was founded to assist reduce the congestion in Kimori academy.
4. Konoin Community Library- As the name implies the library is a community initiative
with the purpose of providing library services to the residents of Konoin constituency so as
to reduce illiteracy and promote reading culture among the residents.
5. Etwe Young Farmers Self Help Group- Is a CBO registered and operating in Cheptalal
location in Bureti district with the goal of encouraging the youth to participate in farming
practices.
6. Neranik Youth Group- Is a registered Youth CBO operating in Kiptenden location in
Bureti District.
7. Kipkoibet Professional Jua Kali Youth group- is a youth group which does metal
fabrication in the rural part of Bureti district.
AHADI emphasize the crucial role of strong grassroots Organizations to forge new models for
partnerships involving government, business and community based Organizations to extend,
improve and sustain health, education and economic services for rural communities.

5.0 WHAT WE DO
AHADI works in partnership with other NGOs, the government, the private sector, the corporate
organizations and community Based organizations with similar objectives.
Our programs revolve around our goals. These are education, health, HIV/AIDS and Agriculture.

5.1 Education
We recognize that many poor children and orphans are likely to drop from school due to several
reasons. Free primary education in Kenya has led to an increase in the number of pupils enrolling in
schools. This has put pressure on resources in many schools including classes and teacher pupil ratio
leading to poor performance in examinations. Other factors that affect access to education include;
geographical remoteness; cultural practices like early marriages and female genital mutilation; poverty;
HIV/AIDS.
Location
The umbrella organization is based in kericho town and its network of organizations is spread in
three districts of Nakuru, Kericho and Bureti.
Language
English, Swahili
Qualifications
Healthcare workers like nurses, community health workers, counselors, librarians, farming skills and
any other person willing to volunteer in any of the seven constituents’ organizations even if they do
not have skills in the areas mentioned above.
Costs
Euros 100- Registration fee and Euros 300 Monthly
Costs include:
In country orientation and training
In country staff support
Written materials pre departure
Communication
Food
Accommodation

Accommodation/Food
The volunteer will be accommodated in a home stay where he or she shall have a chance to interact
with the African family and have a cultural exchange experience. The food provided shall be what is
locally available and if the volunteers want anything outside of these they shall have to provide for
themselves.
Duration:
The volunteers have a chance to be in the placement for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
No. of Vols –Four places available at a time

11. WCK /LMTV 12 Wongonyi Community Development

Job title: Program Officer Volunteer

Major objective:
To help the remote community of Wongonyi realize its hidden potential in various areas which
include, business development, women empowerment, youth mentoring and micro finance
management.

Qualifications:
O Willing to work in a rural community
O Flexible and willing to walk long distances
O Some experiences in community development
O Self motivated and willing to work with poor community.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Chief (local government administrator at village level), and the village
youth and women group leaders, the volunteer would help in:
 Assist in the development and management of women groups
 Youth mentoring.
 Training in business development
 Capacity building and team building to both women and youth groups
 Community sensitization on various issues affecting the community.

Orientation and training:


The volunteer will be given a 3 days orientation by the worldcorps staff. The volunteer will also work
with someone from the community on a full time basis.

Commitment:
Minimum commitment of 1 month at a time during or at the end of the volunteer period, a
commitment to a further period at time is possible. Approximately one month’s notice of intention
to leave is requested so that a replacement may be found.

Time and place: The volunteer will be working for 7 hours a day, Monday through Friday from 9
am to 4 pm. The place of work is Wongonyi village.

Benefits:
O The volunteer gets to meet and interact with the community
O Working with villagers
O Certificate of participation from World Corps Kenya.
O Enjoying the hikes and Trans walks of the mountainous village.
O Work experience

Satisfactions:
O learning about the community problems and empowering them with information and
skills
O Cultural experience of the Taita community
O Help in lifting the living standards of the poor community through equipping them with
knowledge and skills needed to develop them economically.

Costs: The registration fees are 100Euros; which caters for the airport pick up, a night stay in
Nairobi, transport to Ngurumani and orientation.
A monthly fee of 300Euros which caters for food and accommodation of the volunteer in a host
family within the community.
Working conditions: There is no electricity; the volunteer can come up with their own programs
that will add value to the community.

12. WCK/LMTV 13 Magadi Community Resource Center

Job title: Computer Tutor

Major objective:
To train the Magadi and Ngurumani community, who are mainly the maasai to acquire skills in
computers so that they can effectively utilize the services offered by the World Corps Kenya
Resource Center. This will enable them to access information necessary for their development, ease
communication and form partnerships with the rest of the world.
The volunteer will assist in a big way in ensuring that the community members are well trained.

Qualifications:

O Knowledge in Ms Word, Excel, Power point and Internet use should be the minimum level
of qualification.
O Some experiences in community development
O Self motivated and willing to work with poor community.

Responsibilities:
The volunteer will be working together with the World Corps Program coordinator in charge of the
Magadi resource center to;
 giving computer lessons to the Maasai community in Magadi ,
 Assist in the management / operation of the resource center
 Assist in the maintenance of the computers and the network ( these skills are optional but
will be helpful)
 Any other skills that might be useful to the community.

Orientation and training:


The volunteer will be given a 3 days orientation by the worldcorps staff. The volunteer will also work
with someone from the community on a full time basis.

Commitment:
Minimum commitment of 1 month at a time during or at the end of the volunteer period, a
commitment to a further period at time is possible. Approximately one month’s notice of intention
to leave is requested so that a replacement may be found.

Time and place: The volunteer will be working for 7 hours a day, Monday through Friday from 9
am to 4 pm. The place of work is mainly in Magadi town and some few times in Ngurumani.

Benefits:
O The volunteer gets to meet and interact with the community
O Working with villagers
O Certificate of participation from World Corps Kenya
O Work experience

WCK/LMTV 01 Wongonyi primary Taita Taveta, Coast Teaching, librarian


school Province services
WCK/LMTV 02 Dyer and Blair Nairobi, Nairobi Investment Banking
Investment Bank Province and Management
WCK/LMTV 03 SISDO Nairobi and Micro- finance
Environs Management
WCK/LMTV 04 Imani Malindi, Coast Child care, Teaching
province
WCK/LMTV 05 Children of the Rising Malindi, Coast Child care, Teaching
sun Province
WCK/LMTV 06 Toi primary school, Nairobi, Coast Special Education,
special unit Province child care
WCK/LMTV 07 Butula Umoja C.B.O Busia, Western Butterfly farming
Province
WCK/LMTV 08 Bumutiru Community Busia, Western Healthcare, VCT,
Dispensary Province Seminars and Free
Medical camps
WCK/LMTV 09 Community Watch Kiptere, Rift Valley VCT, Disaster
and Rescue Team preparedness &
(COWART) response, Youth
leadership
development and
Environmental
programs
WCK/LMTV 10 Mwakitau Secondary Taita taveta, Coast Teaching
School

WCK/ LMTV 11 Ugenya Community Kisumu, Nyanza Healthcare, HIV/Aids


Against HIV/Aids Province advocacy, Orphan and
(UCAHA) Youth vulnerable children
Organization support,
environmental
conservation

WCK/LMTV 12 Academic Health and Kericho, Rift valley Healthcare, Teaching,


Agricultural Province Library services,
Development farming &training ,
Initiative (AHADI) Youth leadership
development

WCK/LMTV 13 Wongonyi Taita, Coast Business


Community Province development, Women,
Development Youth, Micro finance

WCK/LMTV 14 Magadi community Magadi, Rift Valley Computer Packages,


Resource Center Province Installation

B. WORK CAMPS FOR PEACE AND RECONSTRUCTION

Kenya was faced with a challenging situation that was born out of the December 2007 General
Elections. The Political crisis that Kenya faced requires extra ordinary and concerted efforts to be
resolved. As World Corps Kenya (WCK) we are deeply concerned by the current crisis and would
like to step up our efforts to find a lasting solution to the effects of the post electoral violence that
rocked the country after the December 30th 2007 general elections. Now that peace has returned to
the country due to the agreement on power sharing by the two big political parties, World corps is
committed to a peace process that will bring tranquility and understanding among Kenyan
communities and has brought together more than 100 youths from the Rift Valley province which
witnessed the most grizzly of the skirmishes in the whole country as well as youth serving
organizations to address the crisis through a unique initiative called Work camps for peace and
reconstruction. The volunteers will assist in reconstructing house units which were set a blaze as well
as in other peace and reconciliation initiatives which will help bridge the gap of the worrying and the
fighting communities in the Rift Valley province and hence bring healing. The Work camps will run
for three weeks.
It is possible for volunteers also to donate clothing, household equipments or equivalent to be
distributed to the affected community members during the work camps.

SUMMARY OF WORLD CORPS KENYA RECONSTRUCTION WORK CAMPS


July 2008- September 2009

CODE/NAME LOCATION DATES TYPE No. OF


VOLS
WCK14 SONDU 27/07 – 17/08 STUDY/PEACE 30vols
WCK15 CHEPILAT- 31/08 – 21/09 RENO/CONS 30vols
BORABU
WCK 16 WONGONYI 12/10-26/10 MANU/ENVI 30vols
WCK 17 KIRONGE 16/11-30/11 MANU/ENVI 30vols
WCK 18 SONDU 07/12-21/12 STUDY/PEACE 30vols
WCK 19 LONDIANI 11/01-25/01 RENO/CONS 30vols
WCK 20 CHEPILAT- 15/02-01/03 RENO/CONS 30vols
BORABU
WCK 21 MWAMBIRWA 22/03-05/04 RENO/EDU 30vols
WCK22 MOLO 26/04-10/05 CONS/PEACE 30vols
WCK 23 RONG’E JUU 31/05-14/06 MANU/ENVI 30vols
WCK 24 SHIBALE 05/07-19/07 CONS/ENVI 30vols
WCK 25 WONGONYI 09/08-23/09 RENO/CONS 30vols
WCK 26 KIRONGE 13/09-27/09 RENO/ PEACE 30vols

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WORLD CORPS KENYA CAMPS

WCK 16/WONGONYI VOI 12/10-26/10 MANU/ENVI 30vols

Work: The type of work that will be done in this project is mainly road building and brick making.
The people live below the poverty level yet they are hard working, land is fertile with a lot of produce
only having circumstances against them such as poor road network, leading to poor transport
conditions thus the people can not transport their produce to the market. The volunteers will work
with the local community mainly the youth which will enable them to interact, share and put into
action best practices that they each have through cultural exchange. The theme of the camp will be
capacity building through road repair and environmental conservation.

Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers of classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Wongonyi is a beautiful, picturesque and hilly area which borders the Tsavo national park
and is about 2 hours from Mombasa town.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Wongonyi as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation ,Eating utensils and Transport
once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional) resource material and working gear.

WCK 17/KIRONGE MWATATE 16/11 – 30/11 MANU/ENVI 30vols

Work: The volunteers will work with the entire community. Most of the people are farmers and the
challenge facing this community is the bad road network. The main objective of the work camp will
be to inspire and encourage the community, foster cultural exchange and international understanding.
The main work that the volunteers will do is building a road that will open the community to the
outside world and make it easily accessible.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Wongonyi is a beautiful, picturesque and hilly area which borders the Tsavo national park
and is about 2 hours from Mombasa town.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Kironge as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation ,Eating utensils and Transport
once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional), resource materials, working gear.

WCK 18/SONDU 07/12 – 21/12 STUDY/PEACE 30vols


Work: The volunteers will assist the communities in establishing and setting up income generating
activities as well as seek ways of ending the cattle raiding between the two communities and come up
with a sustainable solution.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Sondu borders the South Rift and the Nyanza province, it’s located along Kisii- Kericho –
Kisumu highway, and it’s hilly and home to three rival communities.
.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Sondu as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks:
.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes food, accommodation, transport and donation
towards reconstruction once a volunteer
is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags (optional), resource materials, working gear,

WCK 19/LONDIANI 11/01 – 25/01 RENO/CONS 30vols


Work: The main activity will be reconstruction of the community household units; there will be
assisting in the farms and school outreach programs as well.
.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
Will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
And they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Londiani is in Kipkelion district it is 20 km off the Nakuru- Kisumu highway
.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Londiani as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers. It also stretches to the thicker Mau forests which has wild
animals and big rivers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation, transport and donation
towards reconstruction once a volunteer
is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags (optional), resource materials, working gear.

WCK20/CHEPILAT- BORABU 15/02 – 01/03 RENO/CONS 30vols


Work: The main activity here will be reconstructing of the house units, renovating schools and
assisting with the farming. There will also be school outreach programs to insist on the need for
peace
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in one of community member’s homes as
he owns to houses, which are unoccupied. They have the necessary facilities that are bathroom, pit
latrine and ample cooking area. WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the
community. There will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could
also be of assistance.
Location: Chepilati is in the Bureti district which is found in the South Rift between the Kericho
and Bomet district.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Chepilat as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks:
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation, transport and donation
towards reconstruction once a volunteer
is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags (optional), resource materials, working gear.
WCK 21/MWAMBIRWA MWATATE 22/03 – 05/04 RENO/ENVI 30vols

Work: Mwambirwa area is mainly a Man-made forest that has been mostly destroyed by the forest
fires and other human activities like lumbering. The volunteers will mainly work with the community
bordering this forest and the main objective is to raise awareness on importance of forest
conservation and restoration to old state. The participants will also help the community to
understand community development by appreciating the natural environment and also having a sense
of responsibility for their resources. The main activities will be tree planting, creating awareness on
resource management and road building.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Wongonyi is a beautiful, picturesque and hilly area which borders the Tsavo national park
and is about 2 hours from Mombasa town.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Mwambirwa as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation , Eating utensils and
Transport once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp
area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional), resource materials, working gear,

WCK 22/MOLO 26/04- 10/05 CONS/PEACE 30vols


Work: The main activity will be rebuilding houses, healing and reconciliation workshops as well as
conducting schools outreach program
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in a church building within the
community. WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There will
be someone on site to prepare the volunteers food.
Location: Molo is located about 50km off Nakuru- Kericho highway
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Molo as a group as World Corps is providing transport
to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The rainfall distribution is throughout the year
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation, transport and donation
towards reconstruction once a volunteer
is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags (optional), resource material and working gear.

WCK 23/RONG’E JUU MWATATE 31/05 – 14/06 MANU/ENVI 20vols

Work: The volunteers will mainly partner with the youth groups from the community. The main
activity will be road building as the road is extremely bad, helping to repair classrooms, building
gabions to conserve the top soil by preventing soil erosion due to steepness of the area. The main
objective of the camp is the aspect of cultural exchange and also learning through experience for the
volunteers as well community members.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Ronge Juu neighbors Wongonyi and the biggest town nearby is Mwatate.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Rong’e Juu as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation , Eating utensils and
Transport once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp
area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional), resource materials, working gear.

WCK 24/SHIBALE BUSIA 05/07- 19/07 CONS/ENVI 30vols

Work: The project is a partnership between WCK and the Busia Umoja Community based
organization (CBO) which is a youth group situated in the entire constituency. The group is involved
in income generating activities like mushroom farming and sensitizing the community on the need to
conserve the environment. They have identified projects that are already running in Shibale where
they are building stalls in the market and making compost pits to be used for disposing organic food
wastes from the market. There will be clean up exercises around the market. The aim of the project is
to improve the quality and safety of the foodstuffs sold at the market by providing compost pits for
the waste and encouraging the use of stalls instead of putting foodstuffs on the floor.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in Bumutiru secondary school in one of the classrooms
and dormitory not used by students. The school is situated about one kilometer from the work
station. There will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also
be of assistance.
Location: Shibale is in Busia district in the western province of Kenya. It is one and a half hours
from Kisumu which is a town near the Lake Victoria.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Shibale as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The work is manual and involving but there is the possibility of accommodating
the physically challenged people.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation , Eating utensils and
Transport once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp
area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags (optional), resource material and working gear.

WCK 25/WONGONYI VOI 09/08- 23/08 MANU/ENVI 30vols

Work: The type of work that will be done in this project is mainly road building and brick making.
The people live below the poverty level yet they are hard working, land is fertile with a lot of produce
only having circumstances against them such as poor road network, leading to poor transport
conditions thus the people can not transport their produce to the market. The volunteers will work
with the local community mainly the youth which will enable them to interact, share and put into
action best practices that they each have through cultural exchange. The theme of the camp will be
capacity building through road repair and environmental conservation.

Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers of classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Wongonyi is a beautiful, picturesque and hilly area which borders the Tsavo national park
and is about 2 hours from Mombasa town.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Wongonyi as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: Euros 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation ,Eating utensils and Transport
once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional) resource material and working gear.

WCK 26/KIRONGE MWATATE 13/09 – 27/09 MANU/ENVI 30vols

Work: The volunteers will work with the entire community. Most of the people are farmers and the
challenge facing this community is the bad road network. The main objective of the work camp will
be to inspire and encourage the community, foster cultural exchange and international understanding.
The main work that the volunteers will do is building a road that will open the community to the
outside world and make it easily accessible.
Accommodation: WCK will provide locally available foodstuffs bought from the community. There
will be someone onsite to prepare the volunteer’s food but the volunteers could also be of assistance
and they will be accommodated in centers or classrooms provided by the host community.
Location: Wongonyi is a beautiful, picturesque and hilly area which borders the Tsavo national park
and is about 2 hours from Mombasa town.
Terminal: There is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which is the town where all
volunteers shall be meeting so as to depart to Kironge as a group as World Corps is providing
transport to and from the site.
Language: English
Special Remarks: The region is hilly and rugged with jutting rocks thus might prove difficult to
some physically challenged volunteers.
Participation fee: EURO 200 – This includes Food, Accommodation ,Eating utensils and
Transport once a volunteer is on the work camp at the beginning date, to and from the work camp
area.
Extra: What to bring- Sleeping bags, personal effects, Mosquito net or repellant, flash light,
Country flags(optional), resource materials, working gear.