Peace for Development Refugees Initiative

- The climate of Kakuma is semi desert full of pests like spider and scorpion.
- At Kakuma it rains heavily with damage.
- During rain period, it appears a seasonal river called "Laga".
- Often the year can be characterized by the sun followed by dust.
- The host community of Kakuma has a specific culture where people walk naked without even underwear.
- Kakuma refugee camp is unique as it is the first refugee camp in the world
composed by refugees from many nationalities so you are welcome to exploire diversity of cultures and beliefs.

- I am humble and don't have behavior to bragging myself. I want to hear more than speaking and finally I like confidentiality. - My staffs are recruited from PDRI members and we can appoint someone who is not PDRI member in case the position requests some qualifications our membres dont meet. Our staffs are selected from different nationalities and we respect gender balance. - Once arrived, the volunteer will have full security as the place of logging is well secured and has speed WIFI. - As states the first objective, PDRI is fighting against all kind of discrimination. This means that despite divergences of all kinds, all of us including our volunteers are human-beings and deserve human treatment.


Reseñas

4.5
(4 reseñas)4

Anfitrión y equipo

4.5

Horas y tareas

4.5

Hostal

4.5

Aprendizaje y diversión

4.5

Holanda

5

Volunteering in Kakuma is not for the fainthearted, but so worth it. There's heat, dust and life overall is much less comfortable than at your home. However, volunteering with PDRI has been truly inspiring for me (tip: I made a 6 min film about it!). The members will undoubtedly welcome you with open arms. I've met so many interesting people in this multicultural environment. The PDRI team will take good care of you in terms of safety and giving you information about how to get to Kakuma and how to behave once you’re there. It's good to know that you will sleep in Kakuma town, not in the camp.

hace 1 mes


Peace for Development respondido

We have witnessed the valuable work of Laura Spoor, a brave female who has implemented various activities with PDRI with positive impacts in Kakuma refugee camp. She was involved in various activities including peace building, women empowerment and ECD. In peace building she visited all the community leaders and helped us to develop our project of PDRI Peace Center by involving also women in the project for inclusivity. Regarding women empowerment, she organized meetings with women leaders from different communities in order to remind them about what they have to do or initiate in order to be self-reliant and make their lives better. The activity of ECD within PDRI has improved since Laura started volunteering with PDRI. Not only because of facilitating but also because she bought necessary materials so that the activity is conducted properly. She was close to the children. These children are the most affected due to Laura's departure and it has been painful to them as they missed her. Laura has been the first person and volunteer that has organized a fundraising campaign for PDRI that has enabled us today to implement activities in terms of logistics. All PDRI members as well as the entire Kakuma refugee camp will remember Laura for what she did.

Brasil

5

This experience was transformative. The PDRI team is composed of Camp residents who volunteer their time and resources to maintain and expand a Peace Center. Very committed and empowered group. Over 300+ ethnic groups, so the opportunity to live diversity is unparalleled. My role was Cross-Cultural Trainer. I helped PDRI conduct needs assessment interviews with the community leaders and deliver training. I stayed at a guest house in town. Weather and overall conditions are not easy. Talk to Pascal first to see if this is for you. If you like grassroots capacity building, please consider.

hace 5 meses


Peace for Development respondido

Roberto Vale applied to volunteer for PDRI for the position of Inter-Cultural Communition Trainer under our peace building project. A part from granting us several training, Roberto helped PDRI to initiate a great project that is accepted by not only our comnunities but also by stakeholders. The project is called "PDRI PEACE CENTER" managed by a platform of all community leaders composing Kakuma refugee camp. We started visiting each community and at the end we organized a big meeting of all community leaders and worked on the constitution that for the guidance of the platform. Even though PDRI is implementing sevel activity, all of them are centralized on peace building that is why the project of community leaders' platform is the core activity within PDRI. Dispite his age Roberto has energy to work than even youngs. He is a hard worker, he could work from Monday to Sunday and the whole day. Due to Roberto presence in Kakuma refugee camp, PDRI is known all corners as Roberto visited and did meeting separately with all the community leaders from Kakuma 1 to Kakuma 4. Really the Kakuma community learnt more from Roberto and benefited from his expertise that has made successful the project.

España

4

¡Mi primer voluntariado dentro de un campo de refugiados! Concretamente en Kakuma1, con mi pareja. Durante 2 semanas formamos al personal de Peace for Development Refugees Iniciative (PDRI) en administración, gestión de proyectos y de voluntariado, crowdfunding, redes sociales, etc. También hicimos actividades lúdicas y educativas con niños refugiados, y tuvimos una reunión muy interesante con mujeres refugiadas (el tema mujer es prioritario). Recomiendo primero observar, para luego ayudar en este contexto multiétnico. Nos hubiera gustado más tiempo para conocer historias de vida. Thanks!

hace 9 meses


Peace for Development respondido

We are very grateful toward a blessed couple (Javier and Laura) the first persons to volunteer for PDRI. In terms of capacity building, they granted us a training related to the administration. Javi and Laura made PDRI administration to be well organized. In terms of financial management, we were trained on how to update financial movement in order to produce good report. Earlier Childhood Education (ECD) is another activity Javi and Laura developed within PDRI as they spent a lot of time with children below 11 years old. Reading, writing, singing and dancing and playing were among the sessions facilitated by Javi and Laura. They were working as a team and could complete each other. Not only PDRI witnessed but also different communities they visited witnessed their sociability and were very sad about their departure. The presence of this couple helped PDRI for visibility on the social media and motivated other people to volunteers for PDRI. To be honest, witout Javi and Laura, PDRI would not reach the level we have now so they will still in the memory of PDRI forever

España

4

Mi pareja y yo hemos tenido el gusto de ser los primeros voluntarios para Peace for Development Refugees Initiative (PDRI). Durante 2 semanas hemos ayudado a la capacitacion de su staff (control financiero, marketing de redes sociales, crowdfunding, gestión de voluntarios, etc) así como el entretenimiento y educación de sus niños (juegos, canciones, bailes, etc). Ellos nos han aportado un entorno único y multicultural en Kakuma Refugee Camp 1. Hemos echado en falta pasar más tiempo conociendo la vida e historias de más refugiados, recomendamos a próximos voluntarios que aprovechen esto.

hace 9 meses


Peace for Development respondido

We are very grateful toward a blessed couple (Javier and Laura) the first persons to volunteer for PDRI. In terms of capacity building, they granted us a training related to the administration. Javi and Laura made PDRI administration to be well organized. In terms of financial management, we were trained on how to update financial movement in order to produce good report. Earlier Childhood Education (ECD) is another activity Javi and Laura developed within PDRI as they spent a lot of time with children below 11 years old. Reading, writing, singing and dancing and playing were among the sessions facilitated by Javi and Laura. They were working as a team and could complete each other. Not only PDRI witnessed but also different communities they visited witnessed their sociability and were very sad about their departure. The presence of this couple helped PDRI for visibility on the social media and motivated other people to volunteers for PDRI. To be honest, witout Javi and Laura, PDRI would not reach the level we have now so they will still in the memory of PDRI forever


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