About PIVS

Pamoja International Voluntary Services

Pamoja International Voluntary Services (PIVS) is a non-profit, Non Governmental Organization (N.G.O.) without any political or religious or sectarian affiliation. PIVS co-ordinates, plans and organizes International work camps, Internship and Medium Term Volunteer program in collaboration with community groups or institutions in need of voluntary labour or service to empower community self-help initiatives and promoting intercultural exchange.

PIVS is set in an African tradition way of life thus focusing on its vision to improve the people’s way of life by working with them from grass root levels. PIVS was founded in 2001 and registered in 2002 at the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services as Community Based Organization and in 2007 PIVS was elevated and registered as a Non Governmental Organization.

It is committed to especially set-up and co-ordinate Work camps in various part of Kenya, especially marginalized areas, which plays a pivotal role in co-ordinating voluntary work, strengthening communitysustainable initiatives by taking part as volunteers, promoting intercultural exchange.

Pamoja is a “Kiswahili” word, which means Together or Unity. Members of Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Services (CCIVS) – France and Eastern African Work Camps Association Network (EAWA) – Uganda and members of Youth Agenda (YAA) – Kenya.

Mission Statement

“To promote inter-cultural exchange and volunteerism by offering people an opportunity to give back their resources by taking part in or getting involved in positive activities that promote personal/society/community development and sustainability”

Vision

“To be the leading volunteer organization in Africa”

Core Values

  • Voluntarism
  • Equality
  • Unity
  • Education

Objectives

  • To organize, prepare and co-ordinate International work camps MTV and youth exchange programs in collaboration with other C.B.Os N.G.Os Government and other players in the civil society.
  • To promote the spirit of voluntary service amongst the youth and women by engaging them in community development initiatives/projects and Income generating activities.
  • To promote joint programs with other Organization(s) or networks on issues of mutual concern for socio-economic development in Kenya and the outside world.
  • To facilitate capacity building among our members and communities by organizing training workshops in areas of resource mobilization, leadership and organization development.
  • To raise, mobilize funds and other necessary resources for the promotion of PIVS objectives and its sustainability.

Philosophy

We stand for “initiative by youth and women” as we need young minds for a focused future and being a youth organization. Our Philosophy is to provide a new enlightened leadership, new value systems and a new social economic orientation.

Our Advisory Team

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Limkin Muchangi

Limkin Muchangi Certified Public accountant by profession, Limkin has been involved in youth work and community development for the last 8 years. Alumni of Inwent – GIZ Responsibilities include co-ordinating programs, strategic planning, evaluation and monitoring.

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Wycliffe Wafula

Wycliffe Wafula is a graduate of Bachelor of Sciences – Animal Production. Currently working at Co-operative Bank of Kenya. Joined Pamoja in 2011 as a consultant on the micro finance program.

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Dr. Dan Okoro

Dan Okoro is Doctor at Kagundo District Hospital. Specialized in Gynaecology. Also the Medical Superitendent at Kagundo Hospital which is a level four hospital.. Joins Pamoja this year. Heads the Medical Internship Program and advisory role at Pamoja.

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Justin Njate

Graduate of Kenya Medical Training College and Hotel management at the prestigious Utalii College currently studying. Justin responsibility included volunteer welfare, liaising with the host family and institutions. His main duty revolved around the quality of work done, relation of the volunteer with host family and volunteer support. He joined

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Raul Arambula

Raul Arambula Law student from Mexico. Joined Pamoja 2015 as Operations Co-ordinator for Americas. Interests include acting, film, writing, theater, art, traveling, inter cultural relationships, the understanding of spirituality, faith and religion within cultures, photography, human rights issues, international public law, animal rights and wildlife preservation.

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Nichole Jones

Nicky Jones has her formal education in Elementary Education, however, she decided to follow her dreams and open a Yoga and Wellness Studio where she lives in Victoria BC Canada.  Here, she works as a Yoga Instructor and Energy Healer.  In her free time, Nicky is always dreaming up another

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Aoki Saori

Aoki Saori is a nurse by profession and has joined Pamoja as a Communication/translator and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in Japan – Tokyo She did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2010 – 2011.

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Elly Liu

Elly Liu is and has joined Pamoja as a Communication and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in Taiwan – Taipei she did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2009.

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Alice So

Alice So is a commerce and finance graduate and has joined Pamoja as a Communication and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in China – Hong Kong she did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2009. Currently working as Marketing Executive in media and communications industry. Graduated at University of Toronto majoring in

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Sasan Karim

Sasan Karim is a Law student and joined Pamoja as a Legal and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in Germany – Munich he did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2010.

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Christian Cattell

Christian Cattel is currently a student TMCC in Reno, NV, US. Avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast.  Life long goal is graduating from UNR in Reno NV, with a degree in wildlife ecology and conservation. Eventually becoming a pilot. Volunteered in Kenya 2011 and marketing Pamoja programs in Nevada USA.

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Girogia Giudice

Giogia Giudice is a medical student and joined Pamoja as volunteer and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in Italy – Turin she did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2013.

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Simon Fontaine

Simon Fontaine is a finance student at École supérieure de commerce et développement  and joined Pamoja as volunteer and PIVS representative/ambassador stationed in France – Coutiches he did a volunteer program in Kenya in 2013.