Irrigation Farming for Lemolo A & B schools for Sustainable Feeding Program:

 

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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.

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Voluntourism

Voluntourism in Kenya – 3rd-17th July,2016

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:Volunteers 6
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.

 

Safina Haji Primary School at Nakuru County in Kenya – Construction completed:

Haji and Ndonga Farms families can now put a smile on their faces after completion of the new Safina Haji Primary School which was launched on 27th July,2015. From next week which is the third semester in Kenya Education System,the children in these communities will start enjoying their new school from grade 1 to 8 with no hustles at all. Apart from putting up the building,we have also been able to provide desks for all the kids,stationery,soccer balls and other playing kits. World Teachers Aid and its great team of donors have made this happen.  VICDA and WTA have so far been able to complete 5 beautiful new schools in 3 and half years which are fully furnished,stationery provided. Special thanks to all the donors who have tirelessly participated in this noble cause; The donors have touched the lives of children who were a few years ago homeless and had no access to education due to vulnerability and poverty which they were put on after they were displaced from their homes due to 2007/2008 post election violence. Thank you for putting your funds where it deserve most.

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AGRICULTURE RURAL COMMUNITY ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN KENYA

VICDA first pilot Agriculture project in Kenya which has been funded by GVN Foundation for community economic empowerment has turned out to be very successful where 530 farmers are the beneficiaries of Sunflower farming where each of the household has been funded from one acre to 4 acres. The project started mid May,2015 and its now the harvesting season where the farmers are harvesting their produce which are ready for the local market by one of the biggest cooking oil manufacturer in Kenya who got in partnership with VICDA. The sunflower is being used as a cash crop to empower the poor rural families in Kenya. Due to the outstanding success of this project,from last week VICDA has been able to register more 600 new farmers in Nakuru county who will start sunflower farming next month. So far,our total registered farmers are 1,130 households. The sunflower crop has 4 seasons in a year in Kenya and its a drought resistant crop. Thank you so much  GVN Foundation for funding this wonderful Agriculture Project in Kenya. Incase you are interested in supporting rural Kenya family  economically through Agriculture,please click on the Donate button on your right hand side: The donation start US$10 and above for buying seeds and manure. The farmers provide the labour for themselves.

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NEXT SCHOOL PROJECT; SAFINA HAJI PRIMARY SCHOOL AT HAJI FARM IN SUBUKIA,FEBRUARY,2015:

The contractor and his team has moved to the new school construction site where the construction of the new Safina Haji Primary School has started. The School is located in Subukia Constituency in Nakuru County in Kenya. Haji Farm community are part of the families who were resettled by the Kenya government in year 2013 after post election violence in early 2008 and the land has no any social amenities(schools,toilets,water,health facility) in place; The nearest school in this area is 12 kilometers(8 miles) away. Currently the community has converted a dilapidated old farm house as a school as per the picture below:
Students at Safina Haji School;
Students at Safina Haji School;

CONSTRUCTION OF SUNDET PRIMARY SCHOOL AT LEMOLO B FEBRUARY,2015:

Its all joy and jubilation for the kids and community at Lemolo B after completion of 8 classrooms which we started constructing in August,2014.

The kids were studying under a chanty which has exposure to the sun and rain.

They have finally settled in their new school with new desks as the joy flow in their hearts. Currently there are 427 students in the school; Thank you to VICDA funder WTA,Canada.

New school building
New school building
New School Building
New School Building
Students in their new classrooms with new seats.
Students in their new classrooms with new seats.
Students in their new classrooms with new seats.
Students in their new classrooms with new seats.
Kids expressing their joy for the new school:
Kids expressing their joy for the new school: