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



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    I am an italian girl and i am the owner of an hostel recently opened in a fisherman village 50km south of Dakar not far from the new airpor. I am looking during the year for some smart help.

    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 speak at least a sound knowledge in understanding and speaking french , .

    More or less the help needed consists of (according to needs and the season):

    1) cleaning rooms and toilets, 2) in cleaning the kitchen until 11:00 max; 3) gardening, 4) bricolage according to capability and hispiration ; 5) receptioning guests; 6) intearcting with guest willing to talk, 7) go to shopping in the local markets (Rufisque); 8)help in social projects, helping in making advertising and posting pictures in our social networks page facebook and instagram according to inspiration.

    Before and after the raining season I also need help for maintantenance, or support in e-marketing or translations.
    We are looking for workawayers able to "survive" in africa, adapting to situations that are not common in occident. Indeed, we give preference to those workawayers that already travelled and worked in other african countries, south america, india, etc.. Please consider that Senegal is not Canarias or Maiorca or Jamaica. We are in Africa and maybe there will be some black out of electricity. there are not shopping malls, but street markets in the villages around. Africa means also mosquitos and nature that dominates human being.

    Toubab Dialaw is a very quiet fisherman village where time does not exist, The sun is alway on and the night is lighted only by the moon and the stars. I guarantee accomodation in a double room for a maximum of 2 persons with shared bath. I do not offer food since there is not a restaurant service at the moment (in any case food is not expensive like in London city :)
    but you can use of course the kitchen.

    I request to workwawayers wishing to stay whith us to do not change their last-minute plans or (for major forces) to communicate it in advance, since it create problems to the general organization of the work.
    Senegal is a muslim country even very tolenant with other cultures and religions. I 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.

    At the moment I am in Italy and you will interact with Angelo, Ablaye et Astu, helping me in managing the hostel.

    The touristic season:

    - from December to April : high season with many tourists.
    - May /June/september/october : low season. few tourists, help in maintenance/gardening /cleaning/bricolage
    -july /august: medium season with 50% of tourists

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    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

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    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 mariuana is forbidden in here. High season is from decembre to april and august. During the rest of the year the number of touristis is low and help requested is mainly in maintenance /bricolage

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, English, and French

  • 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 (1,30 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

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    Max 14 hours per week. NOT PROVIDING FOOD

Host ref number: 445755676792