Join our community life and help with realising our projects in Kilifi, Kenya

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Kenya

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    13/10/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are travellers that have a dream, and have built a dhow to sail and realise community projects in the coastal settlements in East Africa that we have journeyed to. We built a 70 foot traditional engineless dhow. It was hand built in Kenya with archaic techniques using locally sourced material with the support of dozens of volunteers and local craftsmen.

    We are now anchored in our home of the Kilifi creek on the coast of Kenya. During the December and January period 2020-2021 we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be active within a community environment and help us in maintaining the boat with carpentry skills and also people with a passion for creativity to help us realise some events and experiences for the diverse community of Kilifi.

    The dhow is a platform for the message of peace, freedom and unity; an ambitious project where people who believe in this message can be active in it’s flow. We built the boat for over eight years and are now sailing and reaching out to small coastal communities where we can exchange knowledge, skills and consciousness with the people we meet. Sharing our time and energy can only give a more clear understanding. It can change our preconception of imagined difference and bring the realisation that as humans we all carry a part of each other within us. In a world where ignorance has created separation we wish to recognise each other as a unified body and evolve perspective from all angles. A recognition which bares the fruits of peace, freedom and unity.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great opportunity to experience community lifestyle, woodworking and traditional boatbuilding craftsmanship, and to explore the customs and cultures of the East African coastline and the unspoilt area around Kilifi. We have kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear for your use. We speak English, Italian, Spanish, French and Swahili.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a crew to help out with maintenance, carpentry, co-living (i.e cleaning, cooking for community), hospitality as we sometimes host groups for sunset experiences. Being a platform for different projects, we encourage volunteers to come on board with their own ideas and dreams according to their interests and skills. We are looking to host different and new events on the boat over the Christmas and new years period which hold our philosophy of peace freedom and unity at their core.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live as a community on board, sharing the duties of cooking, cleaning, shopping and upkeep. We have sleeping compartments below deck, but weather permitting, we enjoy sleeping on deck with the cool sea breeze and the beautiful night sky. Diet on board is predominantly vegetarian but we occasionally enjoy locally caught seafood.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kilifi has a lot to offer: paradise beach at swimming distance, exploring the huge creek with our kayaks or the surrounding land by bicycle; jump on the dinghy with us for a sunset cruise, fishing or to explore the beautiful coral heads just around us.
    We invite people to go and spend time in the village drinking coffee with elders, listening to their stories and share yours. There are a few bars in town and on the beach with cold beverages.
    The December and January period in Kilifi is very lively with music, art and wellness events happening every week to be part of.
    Getting to Kilifi from Mombasa takes around two and half hours and from Nairobi takes between eight and ten hours by regularly running busses.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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