Come to discover the magic world of organic agriculture and help us to uplift this community in Onseepkans, South Africa

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South Africa

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    21/06/2019

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a spanish-southafrican non profit organisation living in the location of Onseepkaans ( in the beautiful middle of nowehere) offering to the local people empowerment opportunities through the realization of self-financing projects, with a special aim on food sovereignty, education in values and ecology.

    We strongly believe that the possibility of a re connection with the land through the values thought by organic agriculture, the dignified work done towards self-sufficiency can be a source of local empowerment and social transformation.

    How?
    We built a company that grow and sell organic luzern and veggies creating jobs for the people of the community.
    We also offer to the children of the location a daily dinning room where they have a nutritive meal per day following by an activities program to promote their integral development by enriching the areas of knowledge hat the formal school does not develop such as musical, artistically, cultural and sports education; as well as education in values within the framework of education for peace, human rights, cooperation, mutual respect and ecology.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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

    We believe and see how powerful is working mixing cultures. We invite you to see how pure is the life in this small village.
    You will find here the opportunity to learn essential community values which have been lost in Europe or united states like: share everything you have, even if that means sharing a single cigarette among 5 people, respect for the elderly, offer a plate of food to whoever is at home and raise the children of your neighbors as if they were yours.
    And, of course, the possibility to lear the magic of organic agriculture.

  • Help

    Help

    All travellers are very welcome. Depend of their backgrounds and and interest will support us in one or more following areas:

    *️️️️️In the field helping the workers to grow our organic food.
    *️️️️️Helping the monitors to prepare new workshops for the children and put them in practice.
    *️️️️️In the marketing department helping with our social media and comercial strategy.
    *️️️️️Handywoman/man help to fix things at home, in the workers room or the office.

    The shifts are of 4-5 hours/day, 5 days a week.

    We believe that anyone can aport their magic touch and ideas to this big family, so dont worry if you think that you don't fit in our main 4 tasks. We will thing something useful you enjoy doing.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Travellers will live with us in the main house. They will have their own room and the bathroom and kitchen is sharing with the other volunteers.
    This house is a old convent, so imagine how beautiful is the building with a huge patio inside sorounded by all the rooms. You will have your dinner looking the most beautuful sky you have ever seen.

    All the meals are provided by us. The lunch is cooked by the cooks and is the same for volunteers and children and in the evening volunteers will cook and eat together (of course is not complusory).

    There is WIFI, 2 mountain bikes and acces to our big car to explore the area

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To put yourself in situation, we live in a kind of oasis.
    The landscape is desert with mountains of reddish rocks and is bathed by the orange river that we have 2 minutes walk where you can enjoy with a canoe or do rafting.
    You can be fascinated by the nature of the area visiting the biggest Augrabies falls, Kalahari Transfrontier park or the biggest "Kokerboom tree" forest in the southern hemisphere.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


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