Think Globally, Act Locally, Family Ecovillage Project in The Gambia



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  • Description


    This is a family ecovillage project of twelve team members : Shall be to create a conductive Eco- village environment, using local and global method EDE ,Ecovillage Design Education methods and promote organic farming/agronomy of crops, flowers, cultivation and mitigation of Climate change & Volunteerism impacts in our livelihood.
    This project is to promote biodiversity solutions in The Gambia.
    Brufut is a town near 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
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    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

    There are lots of different reasons for volunteering with us:
    gaining work experience and gaining and improving employability skills, contributing to the local community while keeping busy, meeting new people in a great work environment, improving mental health and feeling valued,
    or simply for the rewarding feeling of helping the community.

    So, what should you expect from us?

    We will look at the skills we, as an organisation, currently require, and match these up with your skills set. During your induction meeting, we shall agree a list of things you will be responsible for, so you always know what you are meant to be doing. You’ll also be assigned a supervisor to guide you and provide ongoing training.

  • Help


    Charity work, teachnig projects for the local children, shopping, preparing/cooking and sharing food and recipes, ecovillage activities, planting tress following permaculture principles, making manure, caring for local elders, babies and children, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Wolof: Fluent
    Fula, Fulah, Pulaar, Pular: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Local hut houses, shared bedroom. Kitchen and toilet outside the house. We can provide hosting for 8 people who will be sharing a bedroom in 4 different houses (2 people in every bedroom).
    Food is available three times daily, shared with the family (the Gambian way of eating, sharing with the locals).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Cat, and 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