Nyandiwa calls Italy: Italy answers!

Harambee Gwassi-Kenya: the project
"If you want to get first run alone. If you want to go far, walk together" (Swahili proverb)

Educational Project of the Natural Park

Self-development actions

"Harambee" in Swahili means "Working Together" and the cry is used generically when you make an effort together, for example when the fishermen pull nets ... represents the very spirit of the project: volunteers work with the population of Gwassi to promote global development, not welfare schemes but united by one common purpose, understanding and mutual respect.
The Harambee project Gwassi-Kenya, called IKSDP (Italian Kenyan Scout Development Project), was born in 1983 when a group of young volunteers drawn mainly from Lombardy scout, they decided to help the Luo people in the peninsula of Nyandiwa always ignored by international aid. Since then, thanks to the collaboration between the Brownsea Foundation ONLUS, Scout Association of Kenya and World Scouting Movement, decided to share efforts and works, Italians and Africans, focusing on empowerment, independent living and vocational training. Social interventions and IKSDP Scout Centrebuilding covers an area of 200,000 square kilometers stretching from the shores of Lake Victoria to the surrounding hills, diversified aid targeted to more than 50,000 people: the water supply and irrigation facilities for the cultivation of vegetable gardens and 'meat (chicken, tanks for the breeding of catfish and stable), field trials and medical dispensaries, construction of new schools and the Centre for Social Nyandiwa (Social Hall and Teachers Training College) ... The IKSDP director is Antonio Labate, who spends several months a year in Kenya, working with volunteers and promoting relationships with local institutions and government: the activities are then carried out independently by local people, coordinated by Margaret Akinyi Ongombeh (Camp Manager of the Centre of Nyandiwa).

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