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Global Citizens Network needs your help constructing a health clinic for the Luo people of Odienya, who were hit hard by outbreaks of malaria and cholera. The construction of this health center will greatly help the community and will serve about. . . Learn more

Locations:   Kenya
Dates/Costs:   22 Jun 2014   to   6 Jul 2014:    $2,850
Flexible dates available. Duration: 2 to 3 weeks
(participation cost details)
Focus Areas:   Health
Type of NGO:   UniversalGiving Partner

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Global Citizens Network needs your help constructing a health clinic for the Luo people of Odienya, who were hit hard by outbreaks of malaria and cholera. The construction of this health center will greatly help the community and will serve about 10,000 people within the 4km radius. The majority of the nearly 2,000 people of Odienya belong to the Luo tribe. President Barack Obama's father is a Luo from this area, and the local people proudly refer to President Obama as their "American President". The people maintain a life of subsistence farming, balancing their rich traditions while developing a modern lifestyle focusing on health and education.

You will help construct the health center with a committee who oversees the project and has worked with GCN and community volunteers since January 2000.

 
Cost Details
The current program cost for the three week trip to Kenya is listed on the website at, www.globalcitizens.org. Program cost covers on-site accommodations (lodging and meals), in-country travel, training materials, a donation to the project, emergency medical and evacuation insurance, a t-shirt and a portion of the team leader's expenses. Airfare to Kenya and costs relating to time-off activities are additional and the responsibility of the individual volunteer. All trip related costs are tax-deductible in the U.S. Discounts available for returning volunteers, early registrants, children ages 8 - 15 and groups of eight or more. Discount cap: one discount per person.
 
 
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Skills Needed/ Experience
No specific skills are required, only a willingness to appreciate and accept other cultures. We believe everyone has skills--some yet to be discovered. Each volunteer contributes what she or he can. If any expertise is needed for a project, the local community will provide these skills.
 
Detailed Location Information
Odienya is a Luo village in southwestern Kenya. It is just west of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, beautifully situated near the beautiful Lake Victoria and a short drive to the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro , This area is rich in breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and tribal culture.
Cost Details The current program cost for the three week trip to Kenya is listed on the website at, www.globalcitizens.org. Program cost covers on-site accommodations (lodging and meals), in-country travel, training materials, a donation to the project, emergency medical and evacuation insurance, a t-shirt and a portion of the team leader's expenses. Airfare to Kenya and costs relating to time-off activities are additional and the responsibility of the individual volunteer. All trip related costs are tax-deductible in the U.S. Discounts available for returning volunteers, early registrants, children ages 8 - 15 and groups of eight or more. Discount cap: one discount per person.
No specific skills are required, only a willingness to appreciate and accept other cultures. We believe everyone has skills--some yet to be discovered. Each volunteer contributes what she or he can. If any expertise is needed for a project, the local community will provide these skills.
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