Annual Agricultural Training

Need more agri-support, or publicity for your school? This coming August 2018, together with our partner Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, CIS is organizing a annual agricultural workshop for all partner schools. The training workshop covers innovative farming skills under CIS programs, also mitigates in relation to previous challenges our partner schools have faced. CIS typically offers 3 in-house …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 6 – the Last Words

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-12-03   Basics of interviewee Name of interviewee: Zoe Zhao Volunteer duration: 2016.5- 2016.9 Volunteer ID: 025326   Does this volunteering experience mean anything to you? There is a common crossing point to every experience we had, that is, ‘getting to know yourself’. Be it everyday work, be it vocational travel, the …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 5 – The Stranger

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-11-12 Basics of interviewee The author of this article is Emma, who is a CIS volunteer since inception. The following is an excerpt taken from Emma’s diary during her work in Kenya.   Emma’s Diary Get up early in the morning, hopping on matatu. I am rushing to the city centre, to …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 3 – Pack and Go

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-09-22   Basics of interviewee Name of interviewee: Zoe Zhao Volunteer duration: 2016.5- 2016.9 Volunteer ID: 025326       Author: Hi Zoe, this week let’s talk about visa and luggage. Still remember how did you arrange for visa?   Zoe: I was doing a ‘Mou Bao’ visa (Chinese slang). I did …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 1 – Dream Country

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-12- 03   With thousands of backstage private messages from interested readers flushing in, we finally take a moment to sort that out a bit. To our surprise, most of the inquiries involve volunteering life and actual work. In view of this, we arranged a few Skype interviews with our previous volunteer, Zoe. …

The Founder’s Words

【Why we do it】 On June 28, 2015, I departed from Taiwan. With two connecting flights in Hong Kong and Ethiopia, I eventually arrived in Kenya, Africa. On that day, June 29, 2015, my volunteering life kick started   Mukuru Slum: In about 10km southeast of central Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, there exists this place called Mukuru slum. Looking …