|Project||Global PeaceMakers in Kenya|
|Deadline To Apply||24 June, 2011|
|Begin Date||29 June, 2011|
|End Date||12 July, 2011|
|Contact Person||Eric Mogaka|
|Telephone||202 729 8126|
Service For Peace will be hosting a two-week Global PeaceMakers (GPM) program in Kenya from June 29 to July 12. This international service project will take place in our community of peace "Children's Garden," a home and school for children without parents just outside Nairobi, and focus on improving the DreamCatcher Library that our volunteers set up earlier this year and building a greenhouse in the kids' garden. This will be yet another aspect of community development by creating food security and increasing the nutrition that children receive, so that they can learn better.
Children’s Garden Home and School hosts 160 children rescued from abuse, neglected or abandoned, and seeks to offer an environment in which the children can receive love, care and education while undergoing rehabilitation.
SFP in Kenya has worked with Children’s Garden for two years now, improving the infrastructure of the school and children center, as well as implementing educational programs for the children. Projects carried out so far in the school and home include the renovations of their dining hall, kitchen yard, classrooms, improving their kitchen garden and most importantly initiating a DreamCatcher Library in the facility.
At the same time, the international volunteers will have the opportunity to know a new community of peace project in Bethel Primary School in Kibera, one of the biggest slums in the world. The Global PeaceMakers program is in partnership with Chungju National University of Korea, and will bring 20 students and 2 faculty members to participate in the program.
The program will start with the team spending the first 3 days of the program in Kibera tutoring the children at Bethel Primary School, before proceeding to Children’s Garden, where in addition to serving participants will take part in leadership-training and community-development activities.
Holding a GPM program in Kenya will not be complete without our international volunteers going for Safari, so the team will break on the 10th of July to go to Nakuru and enjoy the Scenic Kenyan countryside, lakes and flamingos, as well as a game drive. This is besides experiencing the various local cultures on a day to day basis as they go about their business.
The Global PeaceMakers program is a service-learning project that has a special focus on building personal leadership and peacemaking skills, which promote individual and community transformation through service. Our GPM programs offer international volunteers an opportunity to work with local volunteers from the community, universities and schools which is an enriching experience since all involved get a chance to exchange ideas, cultures and perspectives while improving their global network of friends.
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- CHILDREN'S GARDEN, HOME AND SCHOOL
CHILDREN'S GARDEN, HOME AND SCHOOL
The Dagoretti Children's Garden is home of close to 160 children, abandoned, neglected or orphaned, as well as a school for 150 more from the nearby slum Kibera.
- DREAM CATCHER LIBRARY
DREAM CATCHER LIBRARY
The library your predecessors - other local and international volunteers built earlier this year.
- THE GARDEN
The children and community will participate in a gardening workshop and hopefully get inspired to grow their own food
- REINFORCING THE EDUCATION
REINFORCING THE EDUCATION
Volunteers will have the opportunity to tutor the children after school on various subjects of interest.a
- THE LEADERS
The leaders of the community are the ones who will keep and improve the community in the long-term.