Cuso International West
Summary: At Cuso International, we believe we are changing the world, one volunteer at a time. That’s because volunteering can be transformative for both the overseas communities and the volunteers themselves. Each year, we send hundreds of global citizens to work on collaborative development projects in many countries around the world.
Michael came from Ireland and began his assignment at Bombolulu. This fantastic partner works with handicapped people from all over Kenya. They learn new skills and create wheelchairs, jewelery, leather works, clothes and more.I bought some fabulous art there. See www.apdkbombolulu.orgListen and find out more about Michael and his work
A small town on the coast of Kenya. Listen to a Swahili welcome!
With the increase in population ,fishing, tourism and pollution on the Coast of Kenya many turtles have suffered from lost of egg laying territory, have been killed by poachers, their eggs robbed and turtles killed in fishing nets and from swallowing plastic bags that they mistake for food...... turtles are in decline. Gerasomo has arrived from the Philippines and is helping the Local Ocean Trust with outreach- communicating the conservation message to the community. He is doing a fabulous job. Listen to his interview then come along and swim with a rescued Hawksbill sea turtle.
The Local Ocean Trust has rescued Sea Turtles, educates the community about sea turtles, gather data on sea turtles and monitors egg laying........... so much more. The region is being developed at a rapid speed and there is so much to do. Join me and Gerasamo's partners in the field and hear about the work being done in Watamu. Their website is www.watamuturtles.com
An amazing group of women sat under the Mango tree Emma Jolley was with us. She is helping Solwodi in their capacity building. She loves Kenya and is respected by the ladies we met. Here is an introduction to Solwodi. Please check out their website. CUSO-VSOVolunteer for a better world! Share Skills volunteers in 43 Countries-Bangladesh,Bolivia,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,China,El Salvador,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gambia,Guatemala ,Ghana,Guyana,Honduras,India,Jamaica,Indonesia,Kenya,Laos,Malawi,Maldives,Mongolia,Mozambique,Namibia,Nepal ,Nigeria,Pakistan,Papua New Guinea,Peru,Philippines,Rwanda,Sierra, Leone,South Africa,Sri Lanka,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,Togo, ,Uganda,Vanuatu,Vietnam,Zambia and Zimbabwe.Support our workwww.cuso-vso.org
I met Emma with her country partner in Ukunda, a small village just near Diani, on the South Coast of Kenya. We ate lunch together and we travelled by mutato to the village and to the Solwodi. We are welcomed and invited to a circle meeting under a mango tree. Solwodi believes that every individual has a right for a better life. They are committed to empowering the disadvantaged women and children through education and skills to realize their potencial. CUSO-VSOVolunteer for a better world! Share Skills volunteers in 43 Countries-Bangladesh,Bolivia,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,China,El Salvador,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gambia,Guatemala ,Ghana,Guyana,Honduras,India,Jamaica,Indonesia,Kenya,Laos,Malawi,Maldives,Mongolia,Mozambique,Namibia,Nepal ,Nigeria,Pakistan,Papua New Guinea,Peru,Philippines,Rwanda,Sierra, Leone,South Africa,Sri Lanka,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,Togo, ,Uganda,Vanuatu,Vietnam,Zambia and Zimbabwe.Support our workwww.cuso-vso.org
Day 1 Nairobi , Kenya. My thoughts on my first day
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