Nile River School is actually a children's center in the small village of Al Baharwa near Ayat south of Cairo on the Nile. It is a free service to the village that has high illiteracy. About 40 children come to the center in the mornings for kindergarten and in the afternoon older children for reading activities. Language is not a problem for volunteers.
We can accommodate but are not self-sufficient in food yet in our garden so we would like volunteers to provide for their own food.
As the work is around children and community we prefer volunteers who can spend at least three months to one year with us. The reason is that It takes time to get to know the children and their needs and how to help best. For volunteers who stay for one month, the work would be to help improve the place and the gardens.
You can also interact with the teachers and local volunteers who come and visit.
It is possible that overnight you may be alone at the project. The place is safe.
There is no internet access.
We can only take women or couples and only two women or a couple at one time.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Travelers will get to know rural Egyptian society of settled Bedouines and Egyptian farmers. They will be able to meet local NGO workers. They can learn yoga, meditation, and personal tools for balance. They can learn how to do social work in an Egyptian setting. They can get an idea of life in Egypt.
Design creatively activities with children that supports sustainable living skills, maths skills, arts, crafts, games, music, gardening, English etc.
You will be accommodated at the project, we have electricity, pump for water, kitchen and simple basic accommodation.
We are vegetarian, non-smoking, no alcohol, no drugs on the premises.
Our place is in a small village. You will get to know how Egyptian farmers and settled Bedouines live their daily lives. It is safe here.
We would like you to stay on at the project and not take any trips from here once you are here. This is due to security reasons. For your touristic purpose it is better for you to use Cairo as your base.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
work will depend on mutual agreement