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WELCOME TO NGERI, beautiful village next to Lake Victoria. My name is JACOB, the sponsor and director of the local football association here in my community in Ngeri village, in suba District. Our community started this league 8 years ago, in an effort to bring organized football to our community , thus bringing them together in the process of uniting our people and nation. Therefore I do my best for the community and my people.
We believe in the power of the community and nature: our project is looking for volunteers that would like to be part of it. Our main focus at this time is on sustainable infrastructure, food program, agriculture and empowering our community through making a good examples and sharing a sustainability skills. Our current projects are:
1. Empowering women.
2. Empowering youths and children.
3. Food program for children.
4. Sports and games.
- Our permaculture farm :
We already have a food forest and would like to use it for demonstration , keyhole garden, banana circles .
- Education project :
We recently start a project with 1 school of the community. 3 objectives through this initiative :
1) Transforming Ngeri village into a more sustainable.
2) Protecting Ngeri natural resources
3) Improving children’s on environment awareness .
The project consists in setting up a different permaculture project in the school (a nursery, a food forest, a keyhole garden and a banana circle) in order to teach kids what permaculture is and show them that they can have access to diversified fresh food quite easily if they work and share with the community about this.
Because dealing with plastic is also an issue on our community, we introduced Eco Bricks in the schools program. The first step is to make sure that all schools of the program make Eco Bricks, thanks to the plastic collected by the kids. The second step will include the constructions that we can create with these Eco Bricks, in order to build low cost furnitures, useful for the community.
- Women empowerment :
We started training few women in Ngeri. We divide them into 2 teams. The first four will be helping in permaculture in our four schools.The second four will be helping making dress.
We are training them and from next year January we start working with them. According to our plan on permaculture gallery, they will help us to work on the project schools for sustainability. The goal of this project is that children in the schools learn about permaculture and environment through these women.
We are primarily looking for travellers with some football experience that can help work with and train the children in one or more of our teams (ages 12-19). Although, we do offer other volunteering opportunities, like organic farming and youth empowerment sessions, teaching in pre-, primary and secondary school, in case you're looking for some diversity during your time here on the Ngeri community. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly about our other opportunities, or any questions you may have, about our community Kenya in general.
We would like you to help train the players, and perhaps bring new perspectives on practices and drills, coaching, health and fitness, and program operations. We would also appreciate assistance in spreading our fundraising campaign via social media, as we are currently lacking some important resources.
We also organize sports like dancing, acrobats, boat racing in our tournaments together with women sports.
We are looking to raise money for food programs, balls, jerseys, field maintenance, and maybe one day down the road, wells, even some cleats for our players.
You will find that our community is incredibly welcoming to foreigners, and that the kids and adults will love to work with you. Your involvement will certainly not go unappreciated within our community.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities!
You will have an opportunity to interact with the local Abasuba(luo) community and our beautiful environment here. The island is home to huge range of animals, notably the birds and some monkeys. You have a chance to eat our local fish such as omena, Nile perch and tilapia.
You will be interacting with many locals, and living as we do. If you are looking for an authentic Kenyan experience during your time in our country.
We would need your help , to help us train our youths , through sports and various activities like, boat racing, dancing in order to bring them together as a community.
Come and help us transform the lives of the youth , various activities and teachings, and public education.
We need to spread the awareness of HIV/AIDS which is a common disease in the region.
We also need your help of teaching us together with everyone, more about the cancer disease which is too much ,in the country after HIV/AIDS.
Grant and proposal writing.
As we are an an NGO, needing funding. Instead of personal fundraising, we want to focus on funding for projects that will eventually become sustainable. Therefore, we are in search of creative but professional grant and proposal writers, able to find the niches in our projects qualified for one-time big funding. If you think you can also help us with this please apply.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
You will fully be welcomed into our traditional Kenyan lifestyle. Volunteers share a guest house as the main house, and a private room may be requested depending on the number of volunteers expected. The kitchen and sitting room are shared with the host family, and we provide three home-cooked, authentic Kenyan me
We are a non- profit organization, that train football to young upcoming talented players.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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