SRI has been receiving various international and local volunteers since 2016. They stay at SRI in different times/periods. Students from local universities who volunteered with us in 2016 are Harriet and Jackson of Moi University, and Paul Ologo and Wayne Abach of Maseno University. Most of these volunteers offered support in administration and during the construction of our Resource Centre, ranging from bamboo preparation and building construction, carrying out interviews in the community to find out the importance of the center. The volunteers had interesting experiences during their stay.
Mr. Eugene is attached in the Agriculture & Environment, Youth in Action, Research and Extension services units of SRI as a volunteer. He’s a holder of Bachelors degree in environmental studies (community development) from Pwani University. Since his graduation, he has served in both government and NGO sectors in different capacity. At the ministry of labour and social protection, he has served as a social service volunteer in 2019. in 2021. Prior to joining SRI, he had also served as a validation officer for three months at Apollo Agriculture.
Miss. Elector Omollo is a holder of certificate in Social Work and Community Development. She is serving SRI as a volunteer under Youth In Action program. She has served at Kisumu County Hospital as an attachee in the department of Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC).
TU Delft University Students
Luker Peters, Josephine Rots, JuliusVanberber and CharlieRoelse, students from TU Delft University visited SRI from November 2016 to January 2017. The team research on the possibilities and viability of income generation projects linked to the Resource Center. These projects are important as they will enhance the organization’s sustainability. They initiated the chicken project by building a kitchen run.
Job, a student volunteer says “SRI team has been so good and everyone around makes life so lively. I have enjoyed my stay especially on the construction site where I learned a lot about the culture of the locals with whom I worked.” Jackson too had this to say. “I loved the time I spent volunteering at SRI. I have always dreamt about giving back to the community,something I feel I have achieved here since the resource centre we have left behind will surely positively change someone’s life. Thank you to the SRI family.” SRI is grateful for the support of the volunteers and wishes them the best in their future endeavours. We hope that we shall have more partnerships in the future.
Reiner, a student from the University of Twente, Netherlands, stayed in SRI from October 2016 to January 2017. Reiner was involved in quite a number of activities at SRI. He carried out research on the possibilities of internet connectivity at SRI to be used at the ICT unit of the Resource Centre. He was also at the same time involved in the coordination of building and construction between the volunteers and the funds. For his minor programme, Reiner did a research project about student volunteering.
Lieke is recently a volunteer at SRI and has been involved in multiple activities. She has been taking responsibility for the completion of the chicken run. She has also managed the production of school uniforms to promote our tailoring production at the neighboring primary schools. An important aspect of her stay is the evaluation of the recent activities and contributing to the design of plans for income-generating activities.Agriculture and Environment – make a bullet point for the Chicken Run in future time.
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