Help make reusable sanitary towels; establish tree nurseries for mondia plants and or Teach French to children within Kakamega forest, Kenya

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 27 Mai 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    My name is Boniface. I was born and brought up within kakamega forest ecosystem, which is the only equatorial rain forest remaining in kenya-East Africa. The forest was once a one continuous stretch from Congo along the equator but now receding to the east due to human activities (with huge bias towards tree felling) and settlement. The forest is a rich biodiversity

    My spouse, Laura is currently working on Reusable Sanitary Towels for school girls living within kakamega forest ecosystem.The living conditions within this forest ecosystem are far from Western modernity ! Some families do not have electricity or running water. Several difficulties arise in daily life. Among them, that of menstrual poverty.

    Indeed, many young girls have difficulty during their periods. Not all of their families can afford disposable protection. They manage differently, local habits are variable, often a source of discomfort. School absenteeism is high, many teenage girls miss one week of class per month, unable to ensure their menstrual hygiene with dignity during their long school days.

    For the project, boniface works on a project to conserve the endemic rich antioxidant plant called Mondya whytei, Mukombela. The Mukombela is a climber plant only endemic to kakamega forest in the wild hence on the brink of extinction. The plant has been researched upon and found to be a great antioxidant hence blood thinning with vast essential mineral deposits. The roots of this erstwhile plant are chewed in its raw form by the locals to get its mouth refreshing breath that is absolutely recommended locally to convalescents and infants as an appetizer...

    Plans are underway to do nursery of Mondia wytei - mukombela - and have the same domesticated on private properties of farmers within the forest adjacent community on an on-farm agroforestry arrangement. Since Mondia wytei is a climber, it shall inevitably require a host plant for support. here, i recommend such potential farmers to plant fast maturing trees such as caliandra and or sesbania sesban which can also be harvested later on for wood fuel - this shall ultimately reduce the current pressure on the shrinking forest of kakamega. our family property sits on a 2-acre plot with about 10% of it reserved for residential; it is supplied with electricity with a functional & protected shallow well that has served my family since year 2002.

    My country Kenya has instructed all government ministries to incorporate the 17 sustainable development goals in their planning. According to Filho et al The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, KNBS 2014 documented that half of her population still lives below national average of less than USD 1.25 (10). I have therefore initiated a project about the diabetic-free stevia as a sweetener to be planted by the local community. The harvested stevia leaves should then be fortified with the nutri-rich mondia whytei, a blend of which shall be consumed as a value-added product by all. The stevia – mondia whytei project shall hereby touch on people’s healthy nutrition, entrepreneurship as well as environmental conservation which are directly addressing the UN’s SDGs: 1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well being; 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and 13. Climate Action. Leshore et al further elucidates how the global SDGs have been rolled into a vision 2030 blue print by the Kenyan government which is anchored on political; Social and economic pillars (2).

    In 2020 i successfully signed a memorandum of Understanding with a local public University, The Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, MMUST, about mutual development of innovative ideas emanating from the local community. It is upon this Memorandum of Understanding that my stevia – mondia whytei considered was considered innovative hence its need for incubation. Volunteers with passion in such matters as forest-domesticated plants towards sustainable human consumption, Steviol glycosides and value addition are hereby freely invited for mutual collaboration

    During my free time i do Academic writhing Job where i write Reports; Project proposals; Term papers; Thesis with expertise in APA & MLA Format

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    1. They shall live with an African family and learn for free how life is from this part of the world;
    2. Free guided walks within western kenya region viewing the varied flora and fauna that is free for public access!
    3. A guide into The kakamega forest, the only remnant Tropical rain forest with over 84 streams and rivers that pours into the world's largest fresh-water lake, The Lake Victoria

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We seek to get help in the following areas:
    1. Cutting of fabrics and sewing using sewing machines the cut pieces into reusable sanitary towels for school going girl child from kakamega forest community

    2. Establishment of a demo Community Bio-digester for:

    The conversion of organic waste, such as food scraps, kitchen waste, and even animal manure, into biogas and nutrient-rich organic fertilizer through a natural biological process called anaerobic digestion. Biodigesters can be a valuable tool for households to manage waste, generate renewable energy, and promote sustainable agriculture. Here's how the proposed biodigester(s) should work and their benefits:

    1. **Collection of Organic Waste**: Organic waste, such as kitchen scraps, vegetable peels, and animal manure, should be collected and introduced into the biodigester.

    2. **Anaerobic Digestion**: The biodigester should create an oxygen-free environment where microorganisms break down the organic material in the absence of air. This process should produce biogas, which primarily consists of methane and carbon dioxide.

    3. **Biogas Generation**: The biogas produced during anaerobic digestion to be collected and used as a clean and renewable source of energy for cooking, heating, and lighting.

    4. **Digestate**: The residue left after the digestion process - called digestate - should be rich in nutrients that can be used as an organic fertilizer to improve soil fertility.

    **Benefits of Household Biodigesters:**
    1. **Waste Reduction**: The Biodigesters shall help reduce organic waste going to landfills or open dumping sites, contributing to waste management and reducing the environmental impact of waste disposal in our kakamega forest ecosystem

    2. **Biogas Energy**: The biogas produced shall eventually replace traditional fossil fuels for cooking and heating, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and indoor air pollution.

    3. **Renewable Energy**: The Biodigesters shall provide a consistent source of renewable energy, especially in areas where access to electricity is limited.

    4. **Fertilizer Production**: The nutrient-rich digestate shall be used as organic fertilizer, enhancing soil quality and promoting sustainable agriculture.

    5. **Climate Change Mitigation**: By capturing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, the biodigesters shall help mitigate climate change by preventing its release into the atmosphere.

    6. **Local Resource Utilization**: The Biodigesters shall allow households to harness local resources, such as kitchen waste and animal manure, for beneficial purposes.

    7. **Improved Hygiene**: Proper disposal of organic waste through biodigesters shall improve hygiene and sanitation, reducing the risk of diseases spread by waste.

    8. **Community Empowerment**: the Biodigesters shall empower the community within our forest ecosystem to become more self-reliant in terms of energy and waste management.

    9. **Sustainable Development**: The Biodigesters project shall align with goals of sustainable development by addressing waste management, energy access, and agricultural needs.

    It's important to note that the design, size, and operation of the biodigesters shall vary based on factors such as household size, waste composition, climate, and available resources. Workawayers with technical expertise are highly invited to help with design, source for required materials and finally implementing such biodigester system.

    The African culture has always reserved the family-meals preparation & cooking roles to the women which every girl child automatically slides into. Much time is hereby wasted through collection of firewood at the expense of school education hours.

    If implemented, Bio-digester project shall hereby help address time wasted for our community's women folk as well as girl child for the sustainable energy generation as well as the eventual kitchen gardens that shall arise from such project

    3. Help school-going children with learning of a foreign language (FRENCH)

    4. With implementation of other eco-friendly innovative project ideas

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fließend

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  • Unterkunft


    1 single bed per person, including linens; Tin-roofed single bed-room house; steel door; free area to pitch sleeping tents if available; an option also available for a brick-walled house, some self contained house or with external restrooms

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    1. They shall live with an African family and learn for free during their free hours how life is in this part of the world;
    2. free guided walks within Kakamega Town
    3. Visit and see The Crying Stone of Kakamega via the affordable and safe motorcycle public transport (other forms of affordable public transport available include: Tuktuk-a three wheel-van; matatu public service vehicles and privately hired Taxi
    4. A chance to participate in badminton or the newly introduced chess games at the communityschools and villagepolytechnics...

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 972858743226

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