Come and bond with local community and help with farm projects in Mbita, Kenya

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Kenya

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    30/06/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Due to Covid-19, we are happy to host volunteers who may in one way or the other needs urgent accommodation. Please get intouch should you happen to be in the country. If you maybe planning to fly into the country, get intouch and we shall get back to you with more relevant information.

    Importantly, we also seek volunteers who can help us online. Please drop us a message.
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    We are local group that comprises of the local team members that are out to engage community in different projects helping through empowerment programmes in Rusinga Island-Kenya. Our team empowers community in varies projects like: Horticulture, Education, physiotherapy exercise to the special needs children. Talent/Sports initiative, Counselling and resource mobilization.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    On the western part of Kenya, lays the dreamland of the ancient historic magical Island of Rusinga. It is a place with amazing skies and birds which offers you more of the aquatic culture of Lake Victoria. Some of other activities you can engage in are; connecting with nature, boat rides and fishing, bird watching, palaeontology and history, cultural visit and a visit to Ruma National Park. Not forgetting that our team connects you with other tourist sites in Kenya like, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Mombasa, Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and the great Rift Valley.

    Experience something new; weather, land, culture and nature. Come and have lifetime experience with the local community learning local language Dholuo and Swahili.

  • Help

    Help

    Our volunteers shall have an a life long experience with a amazing culture exchange, teaching in local school, helping in the farm, working with computers, playing sports with students, helping disable children with physiotherapy and looking after the animals at home. The following are a list of activities that we need help;

    Farming Project: We need help in the farm. Within the farm, you will find

    Kales (Sukuma Wiki)
    Potatoes
    Maize
    Bananas
    Pawpaw
    Poultry keeping
    Cows
    Cattle
    Sheeps
    Fish farming

    The activities that we need help with are:
    Plouging/Preparing the land for planting
    Planting
    Weeding
    Harvesting
    Fish Farming
    Fencing
    Looking after the goats or cows

    Our farm is situated next to Lake Victoria. Our volunteers will have a full view of the lake while working as well as swimming. Rusinga Island where we are is also a home of birds, wild animals and tourist attraction sites. From where we are, other islands are just 4 miles away and volunteers have the opportunity to visit other islands during their free time.

    Through our farm we intend to reduce poverty by helping local communities to also start their own farms, while also buying our products and sell them in the local market.

    With our help, rural families are growing their incomes while also protecting their local environment for generations to come.

    For the community outreach programmes, the volunteer can help in one of the following activities

    Child Care: reaching out to the needy children in school (We liaze with two schools - a local Primary school and a Special School for the disabled children) and helping in teaching subjects like Maths, Languages (French, German, Spanish, Portugues, Italiano) as well as visiting them in their respective homes, preparing their profile data and shooting video for documentary.

    Spiritual Counseling within the community school (reaching out to widows and elderly and helping in their homes to do one or more activities available, cleaning the house, cooking, and doing laundry)

    Sports/Talent Training: You help the children in either one or both schools in Sports (Soccer, Music, Drama, Dance etc) to enhance their Talents in these fields.

    Community Development support (Resource mobilization/online fundraising to initiate development project like Clean Water, Child Support, Education support) etc.

    Helping in redesigning and posting more information via our website or facebook pages

    Video Shooting/Photo Documentary. We want those who are good in photo/ video shooting

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Luo: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Spanish, German, Porguees, French, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We do provide a home stay kind of accommodation. Volunteer will have an opportunity to stay with the family. Volunteers will have their private rooms, sharing the family dining table and kitchen. The food is locally prepared and customized to meet the volunteer needs. No fee.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    For those who want to be digital nomads, to let us know in advance and we shall arrange on how best this will work out successfully.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes we do welcome volunteers who have workcamp vans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we accepts Cats only.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day for 5 days a week


Host ref number: 395653317256