Hallow, Am Rev Fr Cavin otieno obeto,working at a parish as a catholic priest. Mfangano island is in lake victoria kenya and this is the only catholic parish within the island.I began working in the island in 2016 May,and i have positively impacted the lives of the natives.During my first year service as a priest in the island i was so touched when i learnt of the poor young vulnerable children whose parents died and left as orphans who could not afford to themselves and even get the basic education.i therefore began the feeding program to these vulnerable children to enable them to have universal life standard.At the moment the number of these children has increased to 42 children,but by Gods grace i pray to be given the strength to help the number increase.
Within the parish i am leading,we also have mission health facilities offering health services to the entire mfangano island.On the other hand we also do organic farming and cultivating crops like corn,kales,bananas ,potatoes ,pumpkins and we also do chicken rearing in the parish and this helps a lot in feeding the children and the entire parish community's.
Volunteering with us in the parish compound is a unique opportunity to combine and bring peoples lives to a better one ,we don't only have feeding programs as a way of helping the vulnerable children ,but also educate them moral values and skills to make them be better persons in their future lives and their entire community's.
We are looking and welcoming several volunteers with several skills more so in childcare ,teaching,farm stay,doctors and nursing skills,organic gardening throughout the year ,we welcome every race from different backgrounds and religions to work with us and change the lives of the children
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Any volunteer wiling to work with us in raising up the young vulnerable children through feeding programs ,teaching ,learning and sharing skills on organic gardening , in house help ,cooking and any form of help and skill .We need several volunteers at once or any time.
Staying with us will allow you learn alot and experience the true human life and culture ,life style ,religion .This will also help you meet and have alot of friends from all over the global in both Mfangano island and out side the island,visiting several places in the country.
English,kiswahili,little german,little french,little portuguese,little italian and luo.
In exchange for your help in the farm,feeding children,we shall offer you with free food and accommodation ,we shall provide private rooms to any volunteer for privacy ,we also provide three meals a day and alot of snacks provided ,You are also allowed to prepare your own dish if you wish to do so.We provide beds ,blankets ,bed sheets ,and mosquito nets.
During your free time you can visit local shops ,go swimming at the lake,we also have a van that we can use to explore the country and places like Ruma national park,the van can accommodate seven people at once and anyone with driving licence is allowed to drive the car.Your may also help in fueling the van whenever you feel like you wants to use the van.
There are also several vessels for transportation to the island like ferry,water bus,boats etc thus makes the connection to the island and mainland much cheap and fast.In the island you can also walk on foot,use motor bike ,cycling.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week