Hi, my name is Florence Ogweni and my husband Gabriel. I am on a mission to change the lives of our young people by supporting and making healthy food accessible through pertmaculture. It has been quite a long journey and I am so grateful to have the ability to be part of something that can change a way of living to young children.
Why permaculture? I believe in the power of the community and nature. I am a female entrepreneur and it has been a struggle at time to raise the necessary funding to start what can benefit our community.
I know what it feels like to eat clean food and it has changed my life in more ways than imaginable. This has dedicated me to spread this feeling to people willing to join us.
Groups we work with
1. Youths 13 to 35 years
2. Children 4 to 12 years
3.. Kid's 15 months to 3 years
4. Widows and Elderly care
5. Women groups
We give hope to school drop out and create some job chances for them through permarculture. Also encourage them to save money for further studies..
2. Children 4 to 15 years
We have conference during holidays. We are doing this to educate them the importance of permatvulture and organic faming. We also help those who can not afford to pay school fee.
3. Kids 15 months to3 years
We have a kindergarten for this young kids. Kindergarten is a German word meaning kinder stands for children and garten simply for garden. We chosen kindergarten because we are doing permarculture and organic.
4. Widows and Elderly care
We do support widows and Elderly people in our community. We give them hope and build ferro houses for them. We do this through well wishers and our supporter.
5. Women groups
We have a group of 120 women. Every week we meet to do our table banking. We give hope to one another and give out loans to those who can do business.
We are also educatiing them to stop citing trees to help environment in the Island. Women in Mfangano are the big number to cut trees to make chacool for use. They plant trees each one tree amd make sure it servive. In one year that will be 120 frees.
Organic and Permarculture
Our main focus is on sustainability and empowering our community through permarculture and organic. We give training and farm gear's to the community like solar water pumps, pipes and fencing.
We are building fish ponds to keep fish bets to allow easy way of fishing through permarculture. We also have a garden where we do practice our permarculture. and organic faming.
The other project going is the kindergarten. We are building a house for our kids and also a space for health clinic. Volunteers who works with health clinic can come and help the Young ones in our clinic.
By contributing to our idea you are creating a change that starts with you and expands around the world.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
While on exchange, students and volunteers will benefit from a multitude of unique life experiences which they might not have had in their native countries – to put that simply, exchange is eternally awesome! The following list includes our top five reasons why going on exchange is a worthwhile life experience with Florence and Gabriel
!. . Experience a new culture
2. Learn a new language
3. Meet new friends from all around the world
4. Get a “second family”
5. Personal development
Volunteer can help now mostly with construction.
Volunteer can help with fisjh pond construction
English and Shwahili
Volunteers can stay for free in a separate house and also a tent inside the round thatched roof.house.
How you choose to travel is important, but who you choose to volunteer with can define your experience...
You can volunteer solo and do it all on your own terms (most of our volunteers do). Or you can share the experience with your family, bring your significant other, or organize a group trip.
Whether you're packing nothing but your bags or bringing your mom and dad, you'll be working alongside a community that values your support while making memories that'll stick with you for a lifetime.
To keep your options open, we're sharing our top recommendations for solo, couple, family and group volunteering opportunities:
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week