Help in a working center for street girls and boys / orphanage, West Africa

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    We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization registred in Benin Republic.
    Our aims are to give a warm welcome to every abandoned child.
    We run a working center for street girls and boys at Golo-Calavi and and orphans in BENIN in West Africa.
    We training 30 young street girls and boys and look from the age of 12 to 20 and 55 orphans still leaving with some relatives in the commununities from the age of 1 through 10 .
    We have community working center of artisal works, traning center to enable the young one s and children to gain skills that they can use to live independant life after living the working center .We have an vegetable garden where we want volunteers to help . You will be glad for visiting us .
    We need some volunteers to come to teach English , computer ,arts , hand works ,and make them feel happy and impact their life.

    If you a want to gain valuable international teaching experience, and improve your French through working with the young ones and kids,or learn some Fon language , our working center has a place for you with a qualified language teachers ! Come and visit you feel like home in Benin West Africa.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We would like volunteers to help us with teaching children and young boys and girls , English,Art and crafts skills like drawing, painting, creating pottey, raise children knowledge how to use computer, organizing daily activities for orphans like games, plays, dramas that will encourage their developme.Helping with making jewelry and pottery as well as sowing dresses cut hair and making hair teaching how to grow vegetable garden . If you have any music and sports activities talents, it's very welcome to share it with our boys and girls . We love to dance and sing so maybe as a volunteer you will learn something from us. Also helping with our vegetable garden what includes growing vegetables, as well as any help with cooking,cleaning and daily tasks in the center .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Fon

  • Accommodation


    We will provide 2 twice a day we mean the breakfast and lunch and accommodation in our appartment we we will lodge you, it is also a good oportunity for you to know more about Benin culture and real life.We also pick-up you from airport which is just 40min drive from to your place of lodge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can arrange shuttle to our place when you arrive at Cotonou Airport. We are trying to make our center a self supported place since we dont want to depend on supporst from governmen or individuals . That's why we teach guys how grow vegetables, make pottery, jewelery which can be sold later on. All our children are precious and we value them so much.
    We really want you to come and see new things.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Local languages, danses, new culture new food our way of leaving , motocycle taxi etc

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    Volunteering hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day from monday through friday.

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    €5 per day for 3 communal meals


My Photo Album

Here is our vegetable garden for our self supported , to help the center to survive.
widows and boys and girls are been educate on life experiences .
Volunteer at the tourism lake for funs.
Volunteers learning how to speak and read our local language
Here they are in their workshop learning how to sow.
They are here with the garden educator and tools
Here are orphans and street boys and girls with the educators
Orphans received Christmas presents
Here are orphans we are caring for in the communities
Volunteers with boys and girls in the coumpound of the center
Break time for the boys and girls
boys doing english class
Boys and girls learning fon language
Computer training for center


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