VOLUNTEER’S NAME: KEVIN KANG
DURATION OF THE VISIT: TWO WEEKS
Mr Kevin Kang from the U.S.A arrived to Kenya on April 20, 2014 and was picked up by the Jambo Volunteers Staff and headed to Ngong for the night. The following morning Kevin was taken for shopping to buy food and personal items. Below is his itinerary for the week.
|Pick up from airport||morning|
|shopping in ngong town||morning|
|Orientation by danny||2:00pm|
|showing the compound|
|showing the project of JV||9:30|
|Kimuka primary school/Samuria initiative|
|working in Samuria initiative compound|
|To visit Rescue center in Olsho-oibor|
|Join Teachers in Kimuka|
|Back To Volunteers House||3.00pm|
|Work on Plans for the big shamba to be done for the Samuria initiative||Morning|
|Working on plan for samuria initiative project|
|Join Teachers in Class|
|Back To Volunteers House||3.00pm|
|working in volunteers compound|
|Join Teachers in Class||Morning|
ACTIVITIES WEEK 1
DAY 1 – ORIENTATION
Mr Kevin was taken through an orientation by Jambo volunteers staff Danny and Tobiko and was explained what Jambo volunteers does in the community. Kevin was impressed on what Jambo is doing for the community.
On the second day Kevin traveled to see Jambo projects, first to Jambo preschool Kimuka here he was explained how the school runs and also had a chance to see the Kimuka samurai initiative a project by Jambo volunteers which targeted the less fortunate and less privileged children in the community to have access to education, Mr Kevin was taken through the building and had a construction plan of the building. Having seen it all, Mr Danny asked Kevin if he can lend a hand to renovate the school fence which was destroyed by cows from neighboring shepherd communities.
During Kevin’s thirds day he continued with the previous day work finishing the fence and later on helping Jambo staff in cleaning the compound as shown bellow.
During Kevin’s fourth day he was scheduled to work in the volunteers house garden together with Jambo staff mr Stanley, together they prepared the garden and planted vegetables this was Kevin’s first activity in the garden and was really excited and wanted to take part in each process of the garden preparation.
During the fifth day Kevin still worked together with Jambo staff in the volunteers compound helping in daily routine activities to maintain the house and garden and later on in the afternoon took a walk to familiarize with the environment around.
During two days of week two of Kevin’s volunteer program there was extreme rainfall and floods in the course area making work and travel difficult as the rain was immense and the roads impassible however Kevin had A GOOD TIME sitting around the fire discussing with Jambo staff and getting to know more about the Maasai community and people around.However after the rain subsidized work resumed and Kevin was scheduled to visit the rescue center and the Dispensary however he did not get a chance to meet the students or administration of the center because they are in the April vacation. Kevin together with Jambo Staff visited the lake for sight viewing and get in touch with mother nature as shown below. In this week Jambo staff decided to make Kevin get to know more about Jambo staff family and got a chance to visit one of Jambo staff home and see the lifestyle and livelihood around.
During Kevin’s stay with the Jambo volunteers Organization, he demonstrated good workmanship and excellent cooperation, hard work, patience and utmost discipline. We really enjoyed working with him and we really thanked Green heart for sending him to us . Thank you very much!
Report By Danny FOR JAMBO VOLUNTEERS 2015.