Help in a Farm-Hostel in Cameroon, using tropical products from a local farm!

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Cameroon

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    /!\ Please note that due to some technical issues, only the agricultural activities (that are harvesting, seeding etc., in the crops) are available - Veuillez noter s'il-vous-plaît qu'à cause d'un manque de personnel, nous ne sommes qu'en mesure de vous proposer les activités agricoles (dans le champ) - /!\


    Hello ! My name is Christelle, and I'm a student in food processing. I just took a gap year to enjoy one of the things that I like the most: traveling and meeting new people. I'm french and I have Cameroonian origins. Come and help my family in our hostel-restaurant and in the crops there, in Cameroon !


    ENGLISH
    My mom is a native from a cameroonian village called Mouanko which is located in a reserve, on the Atlantic coast, on the northern shore of the Sanaga, east of the Gulf of Guinea's mouth.

    You will have the opportunity to work in my grandparents' crops where they grow coconuts, mangos, cacao, bananas...

    Please note that only my grandparents are living on the place permanently, my mom and I live in France, but we happen to travel there, so depending on the period of your stay, we will have the chance to meet or not!

    We would like to use the fruits and vegetables cultivated as raw-material for our hostel restaurant which is located 20 minutes away from the crops, by moto. There, we also have a bread oven and a little bakery activity!

    Basically, we need your help for the fruit picking and to take care of the plantations. You will also be able to make jams and chocolate !

    You may also be asked to do some maintenance work in the rooms of the hostel or to welcome the customers.
    We have a project of making a library, where children from the village could come and read books, and to have some concert to dynamize the restaurant; so feel free to propose and do some animations if that's what you are fond of!

    Tell us what you'd prefer do to help! We need all types of persons: whether you are creative or more athletic, we are interested!

    Please note, that due to our proximity with the forest there are mosquitoes so be equiped to protect yourself day and night!

    Come help us to dynamizing this activity ! We need a serious and motivated team ! :D

    Before coming to the country, be aware that you need to be vaccinated against the yellow fever (tropical country!). Don't forget to bring medicine against paludism!

    FRANCAIS

    L’objectif est de développer un restaurant-auberge dans un village camerounais. Ce village se nomme Mouanko, village d’origine de ma mère, au Cameroun (Afrique). Il se situe dans une réserve, sur la rive nord de la Sanaga, sur la côte Atlantique du Cameroun, à l'est de son embouchure dans le golfe de Guinée.



    Vous aurez l'opportunité de travailler dans le champ agricole de mes grand-parents: (cocotier, manguiers, cacaotiers, cultures vivrières (manioc, bananes…) etc…. !

    Veuillez noter que seuls mes grands-parents sont sur place de maniere permanente et ma mere et moi ne sommes que de passage, donc selon votre date d arrivee, nous aurons l opportunite de se rencontrer ou non!

    Nous aimerions qu'à terme, les fruits et légumes cultivés servent de matière première pour notre restaurant-hôtel qui se trouve à 20 minutes en moto du champ agricole. L’infrastructure contient aussi un four à pain autour duquel nous avons une petite activité de boulangerie!

    Pensez bien que dû à notre proximité avec la forêt, les moustiques adorent venir nous rendre visite, alors soyez protégés jour et nuit avec des répulsifs!

    Basiquement, nous aurions besoin de votre aide pour cueillir les fruits et entretenir les plantations. Et vous pourrez aussi nous aider à réaliser des confitures et même du chocolat!
    En outre, nous avons aussi besoin d'aide dans la réalisation de menus travaux d'intérieur dans les chambres d'hôtes.
    Nous avons pour projet de mettre en place une bibliothèque à disposition des enfants du village, donc si vous avez l'âme d'un animateur, soyez les bienvenus! Nous aimerions mettre en place des concerts pour animer la vie de la ferme-auberge et sommes donc ouverts à toute proposition.

    A vous de nous dire ce qui vous plairait de faire ! Tout type de personne nous est utile, que vous ayez un esprit créatif ou sportif ;).

    Venez nous aider à développer l'activité davantage!

    Selon votre provenance, il vous sera peut-être nécessaire d'être vacciné contre la fièvre jaune notamment. Et surtout, n'oubliez pas de vous munir de protection antipaludisme !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -Learn about the cameroonian / african culture and practices, and discover the day-to-day life of the inhabitant of the village / découverte de la culture et du quotiden des villageois / Descobre sobre as praticas, a cultura africana e camaronesa. Compartilhe o dia-dia de um moradore da aldeia
    -Feel free to share your knowledge and ideas ! / Valorisation de leurs compétences / Fica vontade para compartilhar sobre seu conhecimento e suas ideias !
    -If you're not a french-speaker, this would be the opportunity to learn and practice french ! / Pratique du français / Se vocé não fala francês, é a oportunidade mesmo para aprender francês!
    -Learn more about agronomic practices and food processing ! / Apprentissage de pratiques agronomiques et de transformation des aliments / Aprenda e pratique as praticas agronomicas e o processamento de alimentos!

  • Help

    Help

    • fruits and vegetables picking (gardening)/ Cueillette des fruits et légumes / Colheta de frutas e hortaliças
    • Food processing (ice cream, vinegar, breads, chocolate fabrication...) / Transformation des fruits, cuisine, fabrication de glaces, pains, confitures, vinaigre, conserves, chocolat… / Processamento de frutas e hortaliças (sorvetes, frutas, cozinha, chocolate....)
    • External communication/ Relations externes, communications (recherche de sponsors, démarchage) / Comunicação externa
    • Creation of theme parties / Organisation de soirées à thèmes (événementiel) / Estabelecimento de eventos com temas
    • Running the "library"
    • Help in the farm hostel management

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    français, anglais, portuguais, (allemand)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -You will be hosted in my grandparents house, which have 4 bedrooms provided with mosquitoes net. You may have to share your your room with other workawayers.
    Food is provided: you will have home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner! Of course any help to the preparation is welcome :) / Vous serez hébergés chez mes grands parents, ils possèdent 4 chambres pourvues de moustiquaires. Il est possible que vous ayez à partager la chambre avec d'autres workawayers.
    Vous serez aussi nourris de plats faits maison et le petit-déjeuner, déjeuner et dîner seront fournis. Bien-sûr, toute aide dans la préparation des repas sera la bienvenue! / Vocês vão dormir na casa do meus avos, eles tem 4 quartos, talvez você vai ter de compartilhar seu quarto com um outro voluntário. Refeições caseiras são incluidas.

    Please do not smoke inside of the house !!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -In your free time, you will be able to walk around the village, to take the moto-taxis to visit the center place. There is also a vehicle that can bring you further, to many cities! / Les déplacements lors de votre temps libre pourront se faire grâce à des motos et la présence d'un véhicule / Quando estiver livre vocês vão poder passeiar na aldeia, pegar os "moto-taxis" para ir na praça central ou pegar um carro que pode lhe levar até algumas cidades
    -Why not take a bath to the sea ? / Vous pourrez aussi aller vous baigner en mer / Você poderia também ir tomar um banho no mar
    -Visit of a fishing area thanks to a canoe tour/ visite de campement de pêche en pirogue/ Visitem um campamento de pesca com auxílio de um canoa tour
    -You could also go visit the chimpanzees in the chimpanzés Island! There are even gorillas to visit./ Visite de l'île aux chimpanzés, rencontrer des gorilles / Visitem os chimpanzés na Ilha dos Chimpanzés! Encontrem os gorillos!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 249533525437