Design creative activities at our children's center in a small village South of Cairo on the Nile



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Design creatively activities with children that supports sustainable living skills, maths skills, arts, crafts, games, music, gardening, English etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    work will depend on mutual agreement

Host ref number: 178376225867