**Next Voluntourism opportunity is July 3rd – 17th 2016 with a Safari Included! Scroll down for details, we hope you can join us!
VICDA is excited to add the new Voluntourism program to its growing list of involvement opportunities. The Voluntourism program is designed for people on holiday who would like to not only enjoy the beauty and culture of Kenya but also give back to the community. Travellers participating in the Voluntourism program will enjoy this unique pairing and will experience an authentic and meaningful stay in Kenya. This is a wonderful alternative to the traditional family vacation – an experience the entire family will remember forever!
Participants on the 2016 Voluntourism Trip (July 3rd – 17th) will expose volunteers to the Africa local community and volunteering at a Medical Camp,teaching in schools and volunteering at other ongoing VICDA Projects on the site. The project are based in Nakuru County in Rift Valley Region. This group of IDP’s (Resettled Internally Displaced People) were displaced as a result of ethnic clashes in the December 2007 Presidential Elections. The Kenyan government has resettled these particular groups near Rongai, Kenya but they still have a long way to go in rebuilding their lives. VICDA has worked with this group since 2008 and has recently overseen the construction of a large elementary and High schools,provision of water and sanitation,schools feeding programs,sustainable agricultural projects on the grounds. VICDA is currently overseeing the construction of more schools and other projects for these residents but, in the meantime, much needed medical care is provided by donated travelling Medical Camps
VICDA Voluntourism Trip Itinerary JULY 2016:
VICDA VOLUNTEER GROUP 3RD – 17TH JULY,2016:
Volunteering for 2 weeks costs with accommodation at guest-house and transport to the project; US$550
Bank charges and fluctuation exchange rates from dollars to Kenya shillings;US$50
DAY 1 – 3rd July,2016-; Arrival day –Rest ;
Day 2 – 4th July,2016 – Orientation in the morning. Afternoon – shopping;
Day 3 – 5th – 7th July,2016 – Working at the project either teaching in school,medical camp and working on other ongoing community projects at the project site;
1st Weekend(8th – 10th July,2016):
Maasai Mara Game Reserve; 3 days 2 nights, games drives, full board accommodation in a lodge, on residents park entry fees, drivers allowance and park entry fees, vehicle entry fees, transport from and to Nairobi/Nakuru;$750
11th July– 14th July 2016– Working in the project assigned to volunteers;
2nd Weekend (15th – 17th July,2016):
Lake Naivasha; 3 days 2 nights full board accommodation, transport from Guest-house accommodation to the lodge and return to JKIA(Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,Nairobi-Kenya) Airport ; $350
This fee includes of Airport pick-up,Airport drop-off,accommodation at the assigned host or guest house,3 meals a day,Transport from project to accommodation and vice versa; Safari to Maasai Mara Game reserve and Lake Naivasha. This fee is strictly for groups only; For extras,volunteers need to pay at their expense inclusive of drinking water;
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the volunteer contact form and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.