It is a local project of an association in Senegal. Kafountine is a village in coastal are of Casamance region. It is a restaurant and Eco Kids Centre, where we teach kids about environmental issues, by using the permaculture principles and trying to apply 4 dimensions of Gaia education learning: economical, social, ecocogical and worldview.
We have a garden behind the restaurant, in the centre of the village, where we practise permaculture with local kids, and also attracts other people and raise awareness about sustainable practises.
At evening we organize cultural events with local live music, playing traditional instruments (like djembe).
Part of my project is also ecotourism, so in future I plan to organize excursions to islands in Casamance, to see mangroves, to visit communities of Karong islands, traditional fishermen's villages.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
you will interract with local community, and gain experience of living in Casamance, knowing the real culture here, local food and music. You benefit experience of learning the permaculture principles and creating social projects, and developing ecotourism
Volunteers could help with:
developing the garden, sharing their experience with kids and others in the garden,
natural building, as I would like to develope some small building in the back of the garden, using plastic bottles,
creating with waste managment project,
doing juice processing,
help with developing the ecotourism.
You can be creative here!
French, English, Wolof, Mandinka, Karone, Espanol solo un poquito
2 rooms with private bathroom, with water from a well, all located behind the restaurant, in the centre of Kafountine.
It is possible to get more rooms.
volunteers would eat lunch at our restaurant, traditional senegelese meals. Breakfast and dinner, depends on preferences, they can organize by themselves, or we would organize together and share the costs. Everything is available around, as we are located on the main road of the village. There is lot of street food around to try.
In your time off you can go to the beach that is in walking distance, around 10-15 min walking, you can discover local markets, fishermans market, wild areas, go to Abene that is very close or visit Islands. Gambia is 15 km away.
Local transport is not expensive, mostly motorbikes, shared-taxi, and minibuses.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week