RAY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
What We Need
TEACHING, FUNDRAISING, WEB PAGE AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT.
When & Who
What we Provide
THE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION AS WELL AS THE AFRICAN CUISINE WHICH WILL INCLUDE RICE, MEAT, CHICKEN, FISH, GREEN-GRAMS, PEAS +, UGALI, AND CHAPATI + VEGETABLES SUCH AS KALE, CABBAGES, AND AFRICAN LEAFY VEGETABLES + TEA, PORRIDGE, WARM WATER, ETC.......
THE PROJECT VOLUNTEER COST WILL BE USD 100 PER WEEK and this will go along way in support to the program activities and ensure that the volunteer stay is very comfortable .
The reservation fee payed by the volunteers will go along way supporting very needy women who have dropped out of school due to poverty and who belong to our community HIV/aids support groups.
This is because we believe in the power of the volunteers donating resources to support community development activities.
THE MONEY GOES DIRECTLY TO THE BENEFICIARIES.
The reservation fees of USD 100 goes directly to help a woman in our project to establish a business and help fight poverty.
Other Ways to support us
We need volunteers who can help our community programs in fundraising and more we need donations in cash and items for our community beneficiaries .
Additional Info about Us
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a representative of our team. They will take you and introduce you to your new home. Before beginning your volunteer placement, you will attend a program orientation which will be hosted by the local team to give you an introduction to the local culture and customs, safety advice, transport options, rules and expectations, your placement, and weekend travel opportunities. Our local team will be available 24/7 to provide support to you.
The project has activities in different locations and that means that the volunteers will have the chance to move a lot and interact with the communities under the guidance of the project staffs.
Our community organization is working very hard to make sure that the effects of HIV/aids are mitigated properly in the communities.
Through the wider community project teams the organization will working very closely with the community volunteers who will be visiting schools & learning centers .
The purpose of this is to make sure that the community gets the relevant information that is required by the community.
It is very challenging that poverty is very high pushing the children and the youth who would be students to dropped out of school.
The project is is taking very seriously the food security project with a view to have more food for the support groups in our programs.
Our future plans is to establish community reading centers where the needy come and get books to read then go back to the village.
Some of the shortcomings that we have been experiencing indicates that lack of resources is a big impediment that needs to be addressed for the prosperity of our planned programs.
Our project coverage area is wide considering the scope of our work presently we are present in the two counties where our youth groups are located.
So a times when we have visitors its needful to have a car or a bus depending on the number involved.
We are planing that in future we will have many community education centers that will take care of the children and the youths who need to have education and get involved in community development matters .
This is because most of them just roam in the village and this is not good in that they will take the opportunity to get involve in crimes and drug abuse .
Our project is located in the eastern side of the continent of Africa & is found within the eastern African states along the equator.
we borders Uganda & Tanzania. The project locations can reached internal mode of transport is road & railway and air planes.
No, volunteer activities all the seasons.
The RAY Youth Development Project was formed as Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in 2007 as a result of the HIV/AIDS programs undertaken in Thika, Mlolongo and Ongata Rongai towns and their environs through the partnership of Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO), Community Capacity Building Initiative (CCBI), Kibera Integrated Community Self-Help Programme (KICOSHEP), Kenya Medical Association (KMA), National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) from 2004-2009. The programs benefited many youths in all the three counties of Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos by sharing of knowledge and passing information to their peers on behavior change on HIV/AIDS and other socio-economic activities.
In Kenya the level of unemployment is high among young people, some 50 - 60% of the youth who leave school have no jobs or opportunities for further trainings. The task is particularly harsh in informal settlements of urban centres, where joblessness and poverty exposes young people especially females to immense hardships and poverty culminating into exploitation, early marriages, sexual abuse and prostitution this in the end results to the high spread of HIV infections. It is due these problems that the 15 youth groups formed a Consortium of RAY Youth Development Projects.
The RAY Youth Development Projects groups are involved in various activities which includes;
1) Early childhood education program; RAY groups are passionate about making sure that all children including disables have access to essential care and promote better health, education and development outcomes for the young people.
2) Empowering economic development among the youths; RAY groups promote enterprises through vocational training and resource centres to vulnerable youths with income generation activities such as dress-making, hair-dressing, beads-making and table-banking project etc.
3) Ensuring food security & sustainable livelihoods; RAY groups improve food security and ensure sustainable livelihoods programs using integrated interventions focused on sustainable agricultural projects such as poultry, fish, rabbits and cattle farming.
4) Combating climate change through environment education programme with youth groups such as tree planting projects; advocate for SMART agricultural practices in reducing the negative effects of global warming through vegetables and fruits farming.
5) Children, Gender, & HIV/AIDS Program; Over the last fifteen years, RAY groups have been involved in awareness creation, sensitization, and behavior change advocacy focusing on vulnerable groups such as women, children and youths.
6) RAY groups involves the youths in extracurricular activities such as Sports, Camps, Music and Drama among others.
We are currently in need of volunteers to help us by fundraising to support our programs as well as those with professional skills and knowledge to come and support our organization on key areas such as childcare, web technologies, construction, teaching, sports and micro-financing etc.