Think Globally,Act Locally .Help needed in our rural Coastal Project Garden in The Gambia 🇬🇲

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Gambia

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    01/07/2022

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We offer you the opportunity of living in an authentic Gambian rural environment in exchange for a small help with daily chores. Mass tourism is not my thing, so I like to offer my home to whomever wants to use it as an alternative, more conscious way of travelling.

    Yuna is a village near brufut and the city of Serrekunda, in the Gambia, . A wide, palm-dotted beach stretches along its Atlantic coastline. The Brufut Woods Community Project is a nature preserve home to birds like owls and cuckoos. Southwest of town, the Tanji Bird Reserve occupies the Tanji River estuary and its islands. The reserve shelters raptors and migratory birds, as well as rare monk seals and nesting sea turtles.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Cultural Exchange and learning opportunities
    In exchange for the help, we can teach you Mandinga language and traditional Gambian cooking. I’ll also be willing to accompany you to different parts of the surrounding area (Bijilo park, Serrekunda, Brikama, etc).

  • Help

    Help

    There is not an scheduled help you should provide. However, there are tons of possibilities for you to improve the life of the community while you are staying here. Some of the options are:

    - Helping women with their daily chores, including cooking, fetching water and such. They will be glad for the help.
    - Organizing games/other activities with the neighbourhood children.
    - Picking up garbage. There are tons everywhere in the country.
    - Help me build my house, currently under construction, when materials are available.

    - Any other way of helping that you might think of. As a new settlement, every little help will be much appreciated.
    Any medical help or education you can provide would be a plus, however not a requirement.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Cultural Exchange and learning opportunities In exchange for the help, we can teach you Mandinga language and traditional Gambian cooking. I’ll also be willing to accompany you to different parts of the surrounding area (Bijilo park, Serrekunda, Brikama, etc).

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation
    A lot of places in The Gambia do not have running water or electricity, and such is my case. I do have a well for water and, as we are a tight community, we can get anything you might need in the neighbouring houses.
    As for food requierements, just ask for it in advance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Yuna Village is the town near Brufut, The Gambia. It is a town located in the Western Division of the Gambia. The town of Brufut is situated a couple of kilometres inland from the coastal road, but the name Brufut is applied to an area extending from around the town, out to the coast. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices, it is reached via a 'red' sandy unmade road from the coastal road, from Brusabi on one side to Ghana Town on the other side. The area is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infra structure. It is easy to reach from the capital, Banjul, the economic centre, Serrekunda, and the tourist area of the Sennegambia Strip by the AU Coastal Highway from the turntable in Brusabi going towards Tanjii and situated on a slight hill giving direct views to the unspoiled sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.

    To get here by public transport take a Tanji-bound bush taxi or gelli-gelli from Bakoteh Junction in Serekunda. Note that several hotels in the area are not convenient to public transport (being well off the main road), including Hibiscus House and Leo's.
    We can also pick up travelers from the airport (Banjul international airport) by car or public transport.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is much space available for volunteers with camping vans or cars in our volunteer home ,where our project coordinator Mr.Bakary Dembo Barrow live with his team .

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    🐶 Dog

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 481279332277