KUEF Volunteer Teams - Guide for Safety and Well Being
for the safety and well-being of the team is not only the concern of the Group
Leaders, but of every member of the team. The following guidelines
outline strategies and offer commonsense measures to avoid putting yourself
or the group at risk. We appreciate your cooperation in building a
successful team. If you have questions about the appropriateness of
something- ask the Group Leaders; they are there to assist you.
the schedule and stay with the group at all times. Please make it a
priority to be prompt.
- NEVER leave our lodging facilities
or projects without permission from the Group Leaders. For instance, do
not leave the grounds of the Methodist Guest House in Nairobi thinking it
would be nice to 'take a walk.' There are night Security Guards at
all of our lodging facilities - for a reason.
in the group should know where you are at all times! Never wander
off by yourself. Stay together.
not take photos out the windows of the van. (Exceptions; on safari or
with permission from the driver. You may freely take photos at all our
project sites and lodging.)
the doors to your rooms.
use the mosquito netting provided. Take malaria prophylaxis as per
recommendations from your physician.
not bring or wear expensive jewelry. Any item could be stolen or
lost; consider this as you pack.
are extremely valuable and very difficult to replace. Know where your
Passport is at all times. In addition, keep copies of your Passport with
you and give a copy to the Group Leader.
digest BOTTLED WATER! Bring an extra tooth brush in case you
accidentally put it under the tap. Stay hydrated.
good health by getting adequate sleep and eating properly.
- Remember in
regard to fruits and vegetables: "boil it, peel it or don't
the van comes to a stop, CLOSE ALL THE WINDOWS. Do not purchase
items from 'vendors' who approach the vans.
The Center for Disease Control website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
important information for traveling to Kenya. The CDC recommends
visiting a travel clinic four to six weeks in advance of your trip.
University of Michigan faculty and students may find the University
Health Service travel clinic to be a convenient option.
More specifically, please familiarize yourself with the following CDC Recommendations for Travel to Kenya
and consult your physician or a local travel clinic.
Clinics and full service hospitals are located within a one hour
drive of our project locations and our hosts at the Thiiri Center are
familiar with the local medical resources.