Help at a charity organisation in northern Malawi

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Malawi

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  • Description

    Description

    At a special place, called Unu House, you will be working and staying.

    This house opened its doors few years ago for visitors and travelers to live close to the local community and to learn more about a Malawian village life. It invites people to come together to share knowledge, skills, experiences, stories and support. It will be your home for the time you wish to stay.

    The house has a long history. Since it offered the opportunity to everyone to engage in the community and to support local people it has been home of numerous people from all over the world who brought their ideas and stories to this place and shared them to the people around. It has become a place where people from different cultures can learn from each other. That’s how many friendships where built, divers projects were born and a wide cultural exchange has happened.

    After a long journey the house has reached the wonderful state of providing a peaceful environment to children and youth from the villages around. They come here to play, to draw, to sing, to dance, to drum or to do whatever comes into their mind. Since many of them are exposed to confusing things in their environs it’s very important for them to have a child friendly space where they can gather.

    The Project was founded by Antje and Phillip, a Swiss-German couple which came to Malawi in 2015 and started renting the house. In 2018 we overtook the house from Phillip and Antje and are renting the house right now. We are Anton, Annetta and Nicole, three young travelers from Germany.

    Internet is not available in the house but 5 minutes walking distance there is a lodge with the best internet in town.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You are living in a rural part of northern Malawi. The house is surrounded by the owners Family so you will have lot's of cultural exchange with the local People - you will literally live together with them.

    Nkatha Bay is a very relaxed and beautiful place to stay. Lot s of interesting people around and working little bit outside of the town you will get in touch with an authentic Malawian lifestyle while working for something good. An unique experience is guaranteed.

  • Help

    Help

    As a volunteer you’ll be given the freedom to decide on your own what to do as long it has something to do with our main target, the kids. Most of them use to come after school to the house to spend their free time. You’re welcome to entertain them and to make them feel comfortable. There are many toys, balls, books and paints in the house you can share to them. A big support would be anything around education, games and group activities or food sharing.

    We appreciate everything you would do at the house and are happy to provide you the opportunity to live with our friends and the kids. We are always up for an update about things happening at the house.

    IMPORTANT: This project might only be suitable for independent people who like to do some work by their own!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, chichewa, german, french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room with bed and moskito net. The house is quite big, there is a small electric stove and flush toilet. You will be hosted by our friend Martha, a strong and independent woman who's caring for the house, the kids and you as well. She lives in the house as well and will introduce you to the place and the people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Before it became a space for kids and youth this house used to be quiet a party place. To pay respect to the kids, their parents and the neighbors we don’t allow those alcohol based parties anymore to happen at this place. There are many and much more suitable party places around, such as the Lodges or local clubs in town. Be aware about whom you invite to visit you and what purpose they follow to come to the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15hours per week with no food included.

Our new compost!
additional english lesson
cinema!!
Auntie Martha, the host of the house
Foodsharing
Kids-Party at Unu House
Lake Malawi, less than 50 m far from the house
Thomas - the landlord- and a little part of his family. This warm hearted family lives right next to the house and will take good care of you.



Host ref number: 314435386532