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Bochoroke Village Socio-Cultural Engagement Self-Help Project

The overall aim of the Bochoroke Village Socio-Cultural Engagement Self-Help Project is to promote and protect the social-cultural and human rights of vulnerable and deprived elderly women and girls living in poverty in Kisii district in Western Kenya. This will be achieved through implementing a long-term community development project aimed at developing the capacity of local people by: a) providing them with early childhood development opportunities for children who are too young to walk the 5 miles to the nearest school and provide informal education and basic skills for women and youth, b) providing them with a basic level-one dispensary, and c) establishing a social hall

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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The self-help group is constructing a multipurpose centre using local resources with the aims of undertaking the following activities: • Establish an early childhood development centre (Playgroup, Kindergarten, Nursery) to take care of orphaned and other vulnerable children in the village. • Establish a multi-skill technical vocational centre for youth and adults • Establish a basic skills centre for youth and adults (Literacy, Numeracy, IT etc) • Develop a learning resource centre for all (library) • Establish a village water project to provide clean and safe drinking water through the digging of a deep well and roof-catchment. • Establish a rural electrification project to access electricity from the main line 3 miles away from the village as a power source for the technology for vocational training and basic IT skills at the centre and for the preservation of medicines at the dispensary. • Establish a rural dispensary that will be staffed by the government once the building is finalised. • Develop a social centre where villagers may for the first time watch television or listen to radio, which are often used for teaching and skills-transfer by the government and other development partners.

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