Who is eligible to be a WERK member?
In WERK we believe in inclusiveness and non-discrimination. If you are:
• Eighteen years and above, and interested in doing research and advocating on issues relating to education, gender, equality and equity, you can apply for individual membership.
• A young scholar, seeking to expand your knowledge, gain exposure and acquire professional skills, you can become a WERK member.
We will not exclude you on the basis of your disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, or nationality.
Your organisation may also apply for membership if it is doing research on and advocating for issues relating to education, gender, equality and equity.
Organisations and individuals who share WERK’s vision and mission are also eligible.
Who is not eligible for membership?
We are very strict on professional ethics. Individuals or organisations with proven track record of malpractices and unethical behaviour are not welcome to be members.
How do I as an individual benefit from being a member?
• In WERK we believe that you are never too young, or too old to learn. We provide a forum for learning from each other through research, inter-generational and inter-gender dialogue, seminars, workshops, training, and theatre for development.
• As a member, you shall be given first priority to actively participate in our programme and project activities, depending on your areas of interest and areas of strength.
• You shall have opportunity to sharpen your professional and social skills through mentorship programmes, research, advocacy and social networking opportunities.
• If you are a young person, you will have opportunity to be mentored by the senior members.
• Whether you are a senior or junior member, you will be given credit for your contribution, and your by-line will appear on research reports, articles and papers.
• If you are a young person, you shall be given priority on our internship programme.
• You shall be entitled to receive electronic and print materials and publications produced by WERK in relation to its programmes and projects.
• You may also have opportunities to represent WERK in conferences, meetings and capacity development workshops hosted by partner organisations.
• As a member, you are entitled to vie for position in the WERK Executive, subject to the criteria as specified in the WERK Constitution.
What are benefits for organizational members?
• Your organisation will be given priority in WERK activities especially those of national or regional magnitude that require partners e.g. research, baseline surveys, advocacy, monitoring.
• You shall receive electronic and print materials and publications produced by WERK in relation to its programmes and projects.
I am not yet 18 but want to participate in WERK activities. May I?
Yes, you may participate but not as a member. We have a programme for teens (ages 13-17). If you are in Nairobi, you can volunteer during your holidays to help us with our advocacy work, or do things around the office. Or from time to time, we may call upon you for your ideas on various issues that concern your education.
How can you contribute to WERK activities?
• Offer your expertise in WERK projects.
• Attend the WERK monthly seminars regularly.
• Make presentations at the seminars.
• Actively participate in the discussions on Facebook fun page for WERK.
• Contribute short articles for the WERK quarterly articles or for the website.
• Attend WERk functions.
• Participate in our social events and parties.
• Have fun learning and doing!!!
How do I become a member?
• Write an application letter to WERK.
• Attach your CV.
• You have the option of
o Mailing it at P.O. Box 10565-00100
o Dropping it off at our office at 4D Wanandege Flats, Kirichwa Rd. Kilimani, Nairobi
• Your application will need to be approved by the WERK Executive Committee.
What do I need to pay to become a member?
Membership/joining fee is paid once as follows:
• Organisational membership (CBOs, youth groups, women’s groups): Ksh.1,000
• Individual senior (working) members: Ksh.2,000 (or USD 30)
• Individual junior (non-working or student) members: Ksh.1,000 (or USD 15).
Membership subscription is paid annually at the following rates:
• Organisational membership (CBOs, Youth groups, women groups): Ksh.1,000 (or USD 15)
• Organisational membership (NGOs); 5000kshs (or USD 70).
• Individual senior (working) members; 2000kshs (or USD 30).
• Individual junior (non-working or student) members; 1,000kshs (or USD 15).
Can I be a Life Member?
Yes, if you have been actively involved in the organisation for not less than five years, you are eligible to apply for life membership. The life membership fee is 10,000 (or USD 140), which is paid once.
How do I make the payment?
Membership fee is payable through a bankers cheque or cash at the WERK offices on normal working days. Call the WERK office for more information at (+254) 722888919 or (+254)733888919 or (+254) (20) 3870669.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 02 November 2011 13:45)