Our deepest thanks to the brothers and sisters from Resource Hub For Development (Kenya). Our true gratitude to Mr Amos Oketch Odera, Mr Peter Kosgey Okeyo, Ms Omole Adual Gaudensia, Ms Otwaroh Akinyi Ruth and all the RHD members Omole Gaudensia, Omutelema Lois, Mibei Bavelyne, Mirikau Ernest, Paul Andega, Otwaro Ruth, Akuma Peter, Okoo Christopher, Obonyo David, Ogola Erick.
Youth workers from PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-Mondo (Italy), DOREA Educational Institue WTF (Cyprus), Jaunatnes Iniciativu Centrs (Latvia) have been hosted from 28 October to 6 November 2015 in Kisumu Kenya, by the local NGO Resource Hub for Development - RHD (Kenya) in the frame of a job shadowing activity as foreseen in the project “The Young side of the Moon”, funded with the support of the ERASMUS+ programme, Key Action 2 - Capacity Building in the field of youth.
The job shadowing offered an outstanding opportunity for reciprocal learning, intercultural dialogue and exchange of experiences in the field of youth and community development, by gaining insight into day-to-day activities and commitment of the hosting organization “Resource Hub for Development - RHD”.
RHD is a registered non-governmental organization founded in 2010. It has a mandate in partnering with communities, local and international institutions and organizations in alleviating poverty through socio-economic empowerment and humanitarian aid in poor marginalized rural regions and urban slums in Kenya. RHD stand to change the lives of individual and families in the poorest communities in Kenya by promoting initiatives and sustainable development solutions which advocates facilitating lasting change, strengthening development capacity for self help, providing economic, social opportunities and relief to the poor.
Activities included field trips and visit to community projects and self-help groups in rural areas of the Kisumu region:
- the poultry project in Nyamware village promoting marketing of community agricultural products;
- the Saints community school hosting children from the rural community of Uvonia Ndigwa and the Supa youth development group;
- the Alara youth development project engaging young people living in slum areas through sport, arts and music,
- site seeing of the Sondu-Miriu hydro-power project;
- the youth and widows group in Katinga supporting orphans on education and development;
- the Jua-Kali Youth Group in Kakelo aiming at eradicating poverty through aqua-culture;
- self-help groups in Nyamanga where community members and young people come together to erect a dispensary in order to cope with the frequent cholera outbreak in the area, to provide malaria treatment within the community, to provide care to HIV positive people and educate for alleviating stigmatization among young people affected by HIV,
- the Siany Youth Empowerment Initiative and the Winyarago Orphanage in Migori.
The programme included sessions to explore reciprocal opportunities for synergies and cooperation and cultural tours.
Click below to visit a selection of pictures from the Job shadowing in Kenya:
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