The new day public Bright Hope High School in Lemolo Village,Rongai Constituency,Nakuru County. The construction of this school started February this year(2016) and it has a new in-take of 73 students who are all in Form one. The students did their K.C.P.E last year. More than half of the students comes from 2 public primary schools (Kimugul and Sinendet Primary schools in Lemolo) which have been constructed by VICDA,Kenya and fully funded by WTA Canada and the rest of the students comes from the nearby surroundings. Both Primary schools have more than 700 students from the local community; The Bright Hope High school have all classrooms from form 1 – 4, two laboratories with a chemical storage for science subjects,10 toilets(4 – for girls,4-boys ,2 for the teachers) and office administration block; education is very much affordable in term of school fees. The government charge a fee of between (kshs.4,000)US$40 – (Kshs.5,000)US$50 per child per semester.The government has already brought in TSC teachers; Currently, the VICDA team are on the ground completing the construction of the administration block which should be completed by next week;
18 out of 32 Women Groups recruited by VICDA Organization at Lemolo Community in Rongai constituency in Nakuru County has benefited from Women Enterprise Fund where each group of 10 women has been given US$1,000(Kshs.100,000). The total funds which has been released is US$18,000(Kshs.1,800,000). The Groups have been trained on how to learn their businesses and VICDA has already placed one of its staff member on the ground for continuous training support to the women as they start operating their businesses. The event was graced by Mrs. Raymond Moi(Wife to Honorable Raymond Moi,MP Rongai Constituency) and Ms Irene Wairimu of VICDA.
The remaining 14 women groups will be funded on round two funding.
Concerning the irrigation farming project for sustainable school feeding program for Lemolo A and B Schools,so far the project has been very successful. The above photo show the current state of the 3 acres irrigation farming project. Very thankful to our donors K.I.D.S Initiatives and Rotary club from Winnipeg Canada.
After distribution of sunflower seeds on the month of October,2015 for agricultural economic empowerment season two,the families in Nakuru and Laikipia counties will be harvesting the sunflower produce in the next two weeks. This project has done exceptionally well and the number of farmers has increased immensely where VICDA has expanded an arm to Lomas Cooperative Marketing Society where all the sunflower farmers are registering as members to enable good coordination of the managing and learning of the project. As we get ready to the Season three sunflower farming,the number of farmers is growing at a very high rate in different parts of the country. Season three start on 1st March,2016. This project has been fully funded by GVN Foundation for both Season one and two.
To be efficient with our services of meeting the needs of the community VICDA serve,VICDA has formed a team under Lomas Cooperative Marketing Society who will be guiding and advising all the farmers in VICDA program on the sunflower project where our next seed rotation will be soya beans as requested by our partners(buyers).
After completion of 1st season of sunflower economic agricultural farming distribution of sunflower seeds to 537 registered farmers,the program has expanded to an additional of more than 300 registered sunflower farmers from Shalom,Solai(Nakuru County) and Wiumiririe(Laikipia county) who have joined VICDA in its 2nd season of sunflower farming. The 2nd farming season started on 1st October,2015. This project is improving economic livelihoods of the poor rural farmers in Kenya. The sunflower produce has a very wide Kenya market where its used by local manufacturers to produce cooking oil and animal feeds. This project has been fully funded by GVN Foundation,Newzealand who have partnered with VICDA the last 9 years.
The implementation of irrigation farming for both Kimugul and Sundet Primary schools in Lemolo Community sustainable feeding program has been completed and the corns,beans,cabbage and onion seeds have already been planted. Throughout the years,Lemolo area is hardly hit by drought and hunger which keeps the children away from schools. The project will serve around 800 schools children. This project has been fully funded by Kids Initiatives,Canada.
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 traveling Medical Camps
VICDA Voluntourism Trip Itinerary 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 in Nakuru,Kenya.
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.