Kenya Voluntary Development Association

KVDA is an indigenous, non-political and membership organization which is non-sectarian and non-profit making started in 1962 as a work camp organization registered under the Societies’ Act.

In 1993, KVDA was registered as a Non-Governmental organization by the establishment of the NGOs Coordination Act.

Vision Statement: KVDA envisions a more peaceful and connected world through International Voluntary Service.

Mission Statement: The mission of KVDA is to promote peace, and understanding through international volunteerism combined with locally-driven, sustainable development. We believe that powerful personal and global change happens when people work together, build cross-cultural friendships, and mobilize their resources to support development against dependence.

Philosophy: Development Against Dependence

Core Values or Operating Principles
• Promotion of voluntarism.
• Transparency and accountability.
• Participatory evaluation of projects.
• Local community ownership of projects:
• Continuous research and development.
• Regular follow up of projects.
• A learning organization.
• Documentary evidence of processes and events.

Strategic Objectives
• Afford voluntary service opportunities to young people.
• Mobilize communities to action.
• Supplement formal education with experiential learning.
• Create awareness amongst Kenyan communities about development issues.
• Foster global peace, friendship and understanding.
• Mobilizing all-purpose resources to promote grassroots development.

Products and Services
• Work camps and international Voluntary service placements
• Medium and long-term placement of volunteers
• Outbound voluntary service exchange program
• Erasmus Plus Program
• Educational tours.
• Development education and empowerment of communities.
• Enterprise development training.
• Languages teaching i.e. Kiswahili
• Inter-cultural education and use of non-formal education to enhance cultural diversity
• Conference and accommodation facilities, i.e. hospitality.

EU Program Year PROJECT IDENTIFICATION OR CONTRACT NUMBER APPLICANT/BENEFICIARY NAME
Erasmus+
Capacity Building in the field of youth - EAC/S11/13" - Key Action 2 - Erasmus+.-JAMBO Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering in EU and Partner Countries 2014/15 EAC/S11/13 LUNARIA Italy
Erasmus+
ERASMUS + KEY ACTION 2: CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH: Gender Equality Through Global Capacity Building (EFC)
2015/16 N.2014-1052/001-001 PINA Slovenia
Erasmus+

ERASMUS + KEY ACTION 2: CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH: To be or not to be formal
2015/16 n. 2014-1264 Informa-Giovani Italy
Erasmus+

GO_PRO! - Regional Programming Centers 2017/18 581720-EPP-1-2016-2-PL-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA
Stowarzyszenie Edukacji Pozaformalnej "Meritum" [SEP MERITUM]

Erasmus+

Volunteer P.A.T.H. - Partnerships Actions and Tools for Heritage
2017 Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service based at UNESCO House Paris France
Erasmus+
Volunteering Meets Media : MediAfrica
2016/17 581768-EPP-1-2016-2-FR-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPAL
Solidarités Jeunesses / SJ France

Erasmus+

KA2 Permaculture and bioconstruction
2017/18 589717-EPP-1-2017-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBY-ACPALA Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) based at UNESCO House in Paris France

Activities and experience of the organization

Mandate
KVDA has a 59-year history of working to “develop against dependence” while cultivating trust and friendships with volunteers and partner organizations all over the world. The three mandates of the organization are as follows:
■ The Association shall be a non-profit, non-governmental, non-religious and non-political Association, whose inspiration is the furtherance of peace, friendship, understanding, development, democracy and equality among peoples of different cultures and backgrounds.
■ The Association is dedicated to seeking opportunities for young men and women from diverse national, cultural and educational backgrounds to live, work and share life and experiences in order to improve their world, to provide voluntary services to marginalized communities, to acquire alternative education, to gather information and build international cooperation.
■ The Association is further dedicated to mobilizing resources within and across national borders to support community development initiatives whose aims are to eradicate poverty and human suffering as well as to promote democracy and justice among peoples.

Bright Spots
International Partnerships - KVDA has a long history of successfully partnering with organizations around the world to deliver programs.

Successful recent partnerships include CCIVS, Alliance of European Voluntary service organizations, successfully implemented Erasmus+ projects funded by the European commission, implemented Germany Government funded “Weltwaerts” program, worked with Lunaria Italy on series of EU bilateral projects, and in partnership with the Dobrudzha Agricultural and Business School in Bulgaria implemented Climate change project under the auspices of Youth in Action program sponsored by the European commission.

KVDA served on the Executive Committee of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) based in Paris France from 2004 and 2014 under the patronage of its Executive Director Mr. Isaac Oneka Munanairi.

This history of successfully partnering and assuming leadership positions with international organizations demonstrates KVDA’s aptitude for working cross culturally.

Network of Past Volunteers - KVDA has worked with thousands of Kenyan and international volunteers over the years since inception in 1962.

Dissemination:
KVDA’s presence on social media channels for information dissemination is legendary.

We have interactive Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google and LinkedIn handles.

Community based organizations play the pivotal role for outreach. The mass media and folk media are equally powerful tools for dissemination.

At the national level:
• Workcamps are the flagship of KVDA.
• KVDA promotes equal opportunities for all, with particular attention given to marginalized groups;
• KVDA integrates ethnic groups on transnational projects taking into account the multilingual character and inclusion of under-represented groups in society;
• KVDA promotes inter-cultural dialogue, exchange of knowledge and best practices.
• KVDA empowers youths with focus on civic education, promotion of youth participation, inter-cultural learning and community-centred approaches through non-formal education methodologies.
• KVDA recognises non-formal education to de-school society submerged by identity crisis to the detriment of sustainable development.

Skills and expertise of key staff/persons.

KVDA staff is versatile and endowed with the following skills:
• Leadership and mentorship.
• Organizational management.
• Cognitive and problem-solving.
• Advanced communication competencies.
• Computer literacy.
• Conflict management and Transformation.
• Resource mobilization.

KVDA staff has vast professional experience, in organization and participation in preparatory visits, job shadowing, work visits, training courses, language courses, study visits, cultural visits, tours, meetings, round tables, workshops, business and professional contacts and work placements in many private and public organizations, for participants and volunteers from different countries.

59-year legacy has enabled KVDA to work with volunteers from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Togo, South Africa, Burundi, DRC, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Madagascar, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Algeria, Mauritius, Egypt, Zambia, Ghana, Namibia, Tunisia, Seychelles, Cameroon, Senegal, Libya, Rwanda, Morocco, Denmark, Netherlands, Nepal, Belgium, Switzerland, France, India, USA, Israel, Azerbaijan, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, UAE, China, Hongkong, Slovakia, South Sudan, Vietnam, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia. Argentina, Greece, Portugal, Macedonia, Moldova, Sweden, Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Belarus, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Croatia, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Qatar, Bahrain, Cyprus, State of Palestine, Philippines, Pakistan, Cuba, Canada, Barbados, Bahamas, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Jordan, Burma, Oman; among others.

Isaac Oneka Munanairi

• He is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization
• He is a Social Scientist with vast experience in the third sector spanning for over 35 years.
• He has a wealth of experience on social movements and has served in various capacities in international organizations.
• His experience has ensured the successful implementation of previous Youth in Action projects and Erasmus +program with exemplary results.
• He has great exposure on the international stage, globe-trotter, having travelled to over 100 destinations, served as a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service for a period of 10 years from 2004 to 2014 rising through the ranks to become CCIVS Vice President for Capacity Building and Quality Improvement.
• He is a founder member of Network of African Voluntary Organizations (NAVO) based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Volunteers
• Volunteers as key KVDA stakeholders have vast experience in the fields of community service, non-formal education, inter-cultural learning and sustainable education.
• Our volunteers are experienced in international projects as participants, group/team leaders or/and facilitators.
• Usually, KVDA deploys experienced staff to disseminate results on behalf of the organization.
• Upon return, the staff shares the results inside of the organization, helps to organize follow up events and continues the relationships as replication is a key concern in sustainable development.
• Our volunteers are experienced in community service using social networks for outreach and other tools for dissemination, enhancing international cooperation.
• It is important to note that KVDA is affiliated to major networks, Network of African Voluntary Organizations, Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service and Alliance of European Voluntary Service organizations and this affording it the opportunity to host hundreds of volunteers on its projects.
• KVDA equally recruits volunteers from Kenya to serve on short-term and long-term outbound projects overseas.

Kenya Voluntary Development Association has 18 current projects:

  • Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering

    Non formal education sector and employability of youth with fewer opportunities and young women.

    We're looking for:
    10 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-02-10
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-04-29 till 2021-12-31
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Empowerment against Female Genital Mutilation in South West Kenya

    Early teenage marriages among boys and girls, below the age of 18 years who have not developed physically profoundly stifles gender neutrality to extremes

    We're looking for:
    6 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-02-10
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-01-20 till 2022-12-31
  • Entrepreneurship Skills Training

    Women in Vihiga County – Kenya have been marginalized to be dependent on decision making, leadership, job opportunities and low income compared to men

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-02
    This project takes place:
    from 2019-12-01 till 2022-12-31
  • Training of Trainers (TOT) on Conflict Management

    Perception that men are superior in the homes negatively impacts on relationships between men and women with the preponderance of gender based violence

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-31
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-05-01 till 2021-12-31
  • School drop-out among girls in Primary and Secondary Schools

    School drop out among girls in primary and secondary schools has been major problem in many African societies to achieving the universal primary education (UPE)

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-01-31
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-03-20 till 2021-12-20
  • Volunteering to address teenage pregnancies in Kenya

    Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse have caused the upsurge of teenage pregnancy

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-02
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-04-29 till 2021-12-31
  • Youth Enterprenuership and Leadership Development Programme (YELD)

    KVDA will prepare young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. We believe that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess human power

    We're looking for:
    4 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-25
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-07-08 till 2021-12-31
  • Group Volunteering in Kenya 2021

    KVDA has launched group volunteering program from January to December 2021, welcomes applications to build a formidable platform to transform society to action.

    We're looking for:
    10 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-05-01
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-02-10 till 2021-12-31
  • Volunteering in Kenya 2021 for workcamps

    KVDA is recruiting volunteers to its international community service projects in Kenya scheduled from January to December 2021; make a big difference in Kenya

    We're looking for:
    10 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-11-30
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-01-06 till 2021-12-20
  • Volunteering for medium and long-term projects in 2021

    KVDA is recruiting volunteers for Medium and Long term projects in Kenya from January to December 2021. Opportunities are abundant for service to humanity

    We're looking for:
    8 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-12-31
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-01-01 till 2021-12-31
  • Volunteering at Esiarambatsi Health Center in April 2021

    KVDA is recruiting volunteers for 2-week medical camp in Kenya to render experiential learning to medical students and practitioners worldwide

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-15
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-04-06 till 2021-04-20
  • Volunteering in Kenya in 2021 through Educational Tours

    KVDA is recruiting volunteers to participate in its educational tours program to spectacular sites of interest designed at renowned jewels of nature gifted aura

    We're looking for:
    10 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-12-03
    This project takes place:
    from 2019-11-01 till 2021-12-31
  • Project Cycle Management

    To exchange new project management tools in order to strengthen capacities to design, lead and evaluate international IVS projects

    We're looking for:
    6 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-01
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-04-08 till 2021-12-31
  • Gender Based Violence in the Society

    Gender based violence within the society is multi-pronged, the female gender at the receiving end of menfolk malevolence; perpetuated by cultural impunity.

    We're looking for:
    6 more partners
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-02-06 till 2022-12-31
  • Inferiority Complex on Women in Society

    Inferiority complex on women in society is a major issues that should be addressed for gender neutrality and empowerment to engender sustainability of relations

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-01-30
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-02-07 till 2021-12-31
  • Volunteering and mentorship on Early Marriages in South West Kenya

    KVDA will create awareness to parents and teenagers to tackle early marriages in the Kuria community where the repugnant rites of passage; thrives with abandon.

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-25
    This project takes place:
    from 2020-07-07 till 2021-07-28
  • Partnership call for "Weltwaerts" Program with organizations from Germany

    "Weltwaerts" is Germany Government supported program designed to afford youths with fewer opportunities the platform for international cooperation.

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-06-10
    This project takes place:
    from 2021-08-10 till 2025-06-10
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Volunteering at Roddy's Eco Cover Environmental Program

    Roddy’s Eco-Cover champions environmental education, agriculture and sustainable education

    We're looking for:
    4 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    2021-03-15
    This project takes place:
    from 2021-07-10 till 2025-12-10
    and relates to:
    Capacity Building
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Kenya Voluntary Development Association

Contact person: Oneka Munanairi

E-mail:

Phone: +254721650357

E-mail: info@kvdakenya.org

Website: http://www.kvdakenya.org

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Kenya Voluntary Development Association is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in KENYA (Nairobi)
  • KENYA Nairobi
focused on
  • Children
  • Coach for Youth Initiative
  • Environment
  • Gender equality
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Leadership
  • Media and communication
  • Non-formal learning
  • Sustainable development
  • Volunteering
and interested in:
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Capacity Building
Kenya Voluntary Development Association in 160 characters:

KVDA has since inception in 1962 provided effective and functional resources for community development in Kenya through International Voluntary Service

Partner connections

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http://otlas-org.salto-youth.net/15802

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