Help in our hostel in a quiet fishing village close to the beach, Senegal

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Senegal

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    COUPLES OR 2 FRIENDS ARE ALSO VERY WELCOME!!
    SPOKEN FRENCH IS A MUST TO HAVE
    WORKAWAYERS MUST BE ABLE TO ADAPT THEMSELVES TO AFRICAN CONTEXT. THERE IS NOT HOT WATER, AND SOMETIMES BLACKOUT OF ELECTRICITY
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    SO, IF YOU WHISH TO JOIN US, PLEASE, READ CARREFULLY THE FOLLOWING INFOS:


    I am an Italian young woman and I am the owner , it is a hostel in a fisherman village 50km south of Dakar not far from the new airport. I live in Italy at the moment but I have a great support in managing the structure from Angelo, the manager, Astu and Ablaye.
    I am looking during the year for some smart help from workawayers.
    In Senegal the official language is French. Locals speak only Wolof and French. So, workawayers, in order to interact with the staff and with clients, must have at least a sound knowledge in understanding and speaking French.
    More or less I need help (according to needs and the season) in the following tasks: 1) cleaning rooms and toilets, 2) in cleaning the kitchen until 11:00 max; 3) gardening, 4) bricolage according to capability and inspiration ; 5) reception of guests; 6) interacting with guest willing to talk, 7) go to shopping in the local markets (Rufisque); 8)help in social projects, 9) helping in making advertising and posting pictures in our social pages facebook and instagram according to personal inspiration.

    We are looking for workawayers also able to "survive" in African context. Senegal is not London, so you must be flexible to situations that are not common in developed countries. Indeed, we give preference to those workawayers that already travelled and worked in other African countries, South America, pacific area, etc.. We are in Africa and maybe there will be some black out of electricity, there are not shopping malls or glovo or deliveroo, but street markets in the villages around. Africa means also mosquitos and nature that dominates human spaces.

    Toubab Dialaw is a very quiet fisherman village where time does not exist, The sun is always on from 7 am to 7 pm, and the night is only lighted by the moon and a million of stars. I guarantee accommodation in a double room for a maximum of 2 persons with shared bath and free access to the kitchen. I do not offer food since there is not a restaurant service at the moment (in any case food is not expensive:)
    Senegal is a muslim country even very tolerant with other cultures and religions. You just need to respect people by: do not smoking when you walk on the street. For women: just covering your legs with long skirt or trousers under the knees, other dressed are ok. In the beach you can of course take the sun in bikini 😊

    The touristic season:
    - from December to April : high season with many tourists.
    -July / August: medium season with 50% of tourists
    - May /June/ September/October : low season. few tourists, help in maintenance/gardening /cleaning/bricolage
    It IS COVID FREE. FROM JULY 1^ 2020 INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT WILL OPEN AGAIN TO SENEGAL

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Please read my feedbacks.

  • Help

    Help

    The village is very quiet and not dangerous. If you are looking for a relaxing situation this is the best place for you. After you staying you will really feel the so called "mal d'afrique" :)
    Smoking marijuana is forbidden in here. High season is from December to April and august. During the rest of the year the number of tourists is low and help requested is mainly in maintenance /bricolage

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private room in the hostel at the ground floor with common bathroom + free access to the kitchen

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    From Toubab Dialaw you can easly discover: the city of Dakar and the island of Gorée (1,00 H with public transport), Thiès; the wonderful village of Popenguine , which is a natural reserve, and the lagune of Somone. The lack Rose is not far. You can also easily discover the shells island and the Somone Lagune. In general Toubab Dialaw is a strategic point for daily trips around the pétit cote including jhoal faidouth, the shells island. trips in 2 /3 days from toubab dialaw: the desert of lompoul, the lagune of sine saloum, SAINT louis.
    10 days trips. cassamance

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Max 14 hours per week. NOT PROVIDING FOOD

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