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11 July 2011
IAVE Africa meeting underway 
Nairobi, Kenya:

IAVE is organizing a regional meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

The theme for the small gathering is 'Getting the Word Out – Volunteering in Africa'.

The conference will be an invitation-only event for 25-35 individuals, representing diverse groups and organizations, including national NGOs, volunteer centres, international NGOs as well as representatives from global companies.

The meeting will include presentations on volunteering programmes in Africa, country and regional reports, and a discussion on how to improve research, communication, and advocacy.

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02 December 2008
IVD - My Birthday! by Simon Wachira Wamae
Simon Wachira (right) found this man in a shanty in Western Kenya. He had been in the same wheelchair for 22 years. (S. Wamae)
Nairobi, Kenya: On 5 December (my birthday), I intend to send an appeal to my friends to raise funds and enable organizations for the disabled in Kenya to buy the items they need.   Read article
13 December 2007
Kenya's successful fete for IVD 2007 
December 5th was International Volunteers Day and Kenya was not left behind in marking this important day. Several Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIO) came together to demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism and educate the public on various aspects of volunteerism.  Read article
More about: Advocacy
15 August 2007
Volunteers battle to recover mudslide victims 
Joel Lubale, a local resident talking about the rescue efforts at the site of the mudslides. (Photo: Edward Kale/IRIN)
Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya's capacity to deal with disasters has been in the spotlight again after volunteers fought to locate people buried alive when mudslides smashed into their homes during heavy rainfall in the country’s western region.  Read article
From: IRIN News
More about: Environment  Refugees
25 January 2007
14km run marks end of World Social Forum  
Nairobi, Kenya: A 14km run through slums in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, marked the end of the World Social Forum (WSF) on Thursday, after five days of meetings and demonstrations attended by about 46,000 delegates from all over the world.  Read article
From: IRIN News
More about: Culture & sports


Related links
Hatua Likoni 
Hatua Likoni is a community based development organization alleviating poverty, under-education and idleness among children and youth in Likoni, Kenya. Through education, guidance and economic opportunities, Hatua Likoni fosters personal development and self sufficiency among young people while promoting economic development and civil society within Likoni.   Visit site
International Humanity Foundation (IHF) 
International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is a non-religious, non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to providing the world's poor with basic humanitarian aid while preserving their cultures, traditions and beliefs. IHF seeks volunteers in Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand, where they help to improve the lives of thousands of children.  Visit site
Progressive Volunteers (PV) 
Progressive Volunteers (PV) is a community based organization focused on strengthening a wide and comitted volunteering network in Kenya. PV is contributing to social and economic development throughout the country by organizing volunteers and by promoting community development initiatives.   Visit site

Related blog entries
05 December 2007, 15:24
Kenya: Strenthening volunteerism 
UNV Kenya along with other Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs) have settled on the theme "Strengthening Volunteerism in Kenya" as we mark the IVD 2007.  Read entry

Children learn about the benefits of trees after planting trees around the Gate of Hope orphanage in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya on 5 December 2005. The tree plantation was organized on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day. (Photo: Service for Peace-Kenya)
16 December 2005, 16:13
Volunteers spice up Kenya orphanage with love and trees 
The Service for Peace (SFP)-Kenya Chapter organized the celebrations marking the International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December at the Gate of Hope orphan children’s home.   Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog