Volunteers and Internships
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Volunteer and Intern ship programme Main Objective
To create and increase volunteer opportunities to enrich youth, address community needs and develop a lifetime commitment to service.
1. To engage young people in service projects that are challenging, rewarding and educational.
2. To serve the unmet needs of the community and its residents.
3. To promote among young people a greater understanding & appreciation for the diversity of their community.
4. To promote a lifetime ethic of service among young people.
5. To increase community participation in development
6. To make environmental protection everyone's goal.
Why should one volunteer with Jatonet Kenya?*
1. To share experiences.
2. Help improve education standards of our people.
3. Address issues concerning health care in society
4. To help Jatonet Kenya in conservation of the environment.
5. To help develop talented Youth.
6. Improve community Development.
7. Encourage responsible tourism
8. To share our social and cultural diversities as we coexist.
9. To gain more Knowledge about Kenya and Bungoma in particular. 10. To train groups to work
Volunteers programs in our organisation run every month followed by orientation. Particular emphases are on major themes outlined below.
1.Renewable energy Local communities will be involved as real partners in the definition of energy use problems and solutions, and in finding suitable technological designs with optimal, social, ecological and cultural implication especially for women and children.
2.Community based eco-tourism-Appropriate local and national policies will result in strong community investments project in eco-tourism. A critical analysis of existing initiatives and exploration of opportunities shall be needed in achieving this goal.
3.Common property resource management and land tenure. The slipping of common property resource management into open access property on the one hand and private property on the other hand is often at the route natural resource degradation. A look at this issue from the sustainable livelihoods perspective will contribute to the understanding of land use and resource tenure policies.
4.Sustainable community investment funding Findings and experiences from different communities are confirming the important role of sustainable community based investment funding. These provide a powerful alternative to individually oriented micro-credit systems that have resulted in the weakening of local communities and other NGOs.
5.Water-shed management.The lives of many communities depend on the varieties of eco-systems and livelihood service that their water-shed basins provide, including forests and range land, agro-ecosystems for crop production, irrigation and domestic water supply, recreation and flood protection. The organisation will study how sound water-shed management (in both an ecological and social sense) can critically contribute to sustainable livelihoods. In particular it will examine how collaborative management settings can provide more equitable, sustainable and mutually satisfactory relationships between upstream and downstream communities. Terms Of Reference Volunteers and interns will be expected to: * Provide the linkage between the local communities and the project through consultation.
6.Provide support to the assessment of community development priority, level of dependency on natural resource, traditional methods of natural resource management and potential for sustainable development activities. Assist the senior project staff in the collection and organisation of all project data and the establishment and operation of the projects data base.
- Provide support to the organisation and reporting of workshops including supervising, arrangements for meeting facilities, local transport, notes submission and proceedings preparation.
- Assist in reporting of project progress and financial status.
- Respond to routine correspondence.
- Undertake other activities as requested by the senior project staff.
*Intern ship Program*
Internship program at JATONET KENYA, accords trainees an opportunity to have on job experiences. The organisation recognizes the fact that the concept of collaborative management is relatively new and will aim at enhancing the capacity of the local community. Therefore it is recommended that these posts be accorded to persons highly qualified. Specific technical and managerial tasks for the interns will be drawn after consultations between the Project Manager and the Training Manager.
Volunteer area of placement Primary teachers
secondary school teachers
Nature conservancy,forestry, river bank protection, developing bamboo.
Green house, clean hands save life, working with social workers in Mini slums, Bees for development, solid waste management, fishery, climate change, media advocacy work, governors, social response and involvement in the project, fundraiser, project managers, developing traditional talents, spear headings, rock climbing and mountain climbing research.
Spring water protection, Christians outreach and policy advocacy and renewable energy, developing tree Masters and landscaping.
We have the following projects that we are planning to undertake
To conduct capacity building workshops for community stakeholders to promote cultural tourism and home placement programmes.
Jatonet Kenya is a registered community based organisation working on issues of developing initiatives, culture, organic farming, peace and wildlife conservation. It was founded in July 2007 by the community aspiring to approach issues of culture, tourism, climate change and development in an integrated manner. Jatonet seeks to educated ,inform and influence the community through research based advocacy and capacity building with a goal of promoting sustainability, livelihoods, peace building cultural biodiversity. The CBO will also conserve wildlife and promote Eco tourism and environmental management
Director: Joseph Chengoli
P.O BOX 2230 Bungoma Kenya East Africa
Email: kenyajatonet@ gmail.com
Jatonet Kenya is functional throughout the year Languages: Mostly English and Swahili but inclusive of native language if one is willing to learn Bukusu language.
One must be 18years and above which according to the government, one is said to be mature and can make his/her own decisions with relevant knowledge and skills in relevant field.
A maximum of 3 months and a minimum of 1 month.
Documentation of sites in Eco tourism
-Identification of sites, transport/photos
-material for writing-laptop
-Registration fee in the Kenya Tourism Board
-Resource persons giving historical information
Capacity building workshops of community stakeholders on cultural tourism/home placement programme.
-400 people for a period of three months each month teaching 134 persons
-4 workshops-at Jatonet Guest House
-administration fee Jatonet
Raising bamboo seedlings
-a green house
-Requirement; watering can, wheelbarrow, rakes.
Sensitisation of the community on climate change, pressure on land use and mitigation measures
-Sensitisation 600 stakeholders five locations
-mobilisation fee to 19 chiefs/assistance chiefs through public barazas
- 5 locations to produce 50 members to be educated in four weeks
-Road show two trips
Solid waste management/recycling of polythene papers
5 primary school
Collecting material; groves needles, scissor 6 pairs each
From class 5 to seven a total of 6 classes each with 40 peoples
Motivation cost for geometrical sets
Biochar -400 people for 4 public barazas
Biocat -400 people for public barazas
Mobilisationfee chief /assistant chief
Will be an open forum
Volunteer placement units
Round African thatched house
Purposely as assets for raising funds for the organisation to provide accommodation for interns / volunteers
Contingency funds for emergency which should be the grand total cost of the project. Nature of the project as additional cost con traits i.e. conducting baseline survey, interviewing, hiring technical people like project consultants or omitting administrative cost.
-Printers and photocopies.
Any other idea deemed for Africa, you are free to volunteer.