My name is Nicholas, I was born and raise in Mfangano Island, Mbita district Kenya, I am a trained and passionate organic farmer/Permaculture. A part from being trained i have been in to this field since my childhood learning from my grand Father and learning from both the primary and secondary level as my cultural subject and attending more development courses. My vision is to train children about organic/permaculture farming using football as a motivation and also to come up with talents development center(football academy) . With the children, I also intend to motivate sustainability projects,Environmental care through tree distribution and planting/tree nurseries set up.The farm is a located by the shores of lake Victoria.
My wife also is a community health worker/health /navigator and also has brilliant skills on baking using bananas and also maltitusk as social worker in primary school.
Come join me, my wife and my children in building the community of Mfangano Island and restoring our natural Beauty.We welcome families too.So in general we are dealing with four areas,thus Health,Agriculture(permaculture/Organic),Environmental conservation,Education and Football/sports.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This will help them learn our cultures,thus the way we do things,more a about organic farming and how we give approach to life as a whole.
Our languages and many others.
Cooking styles,building and many others.
working on the farm as we exchange ideas of organic farming/permaculture as you learn more things such as tree twisting and also training of my youth team [soccer team] that comprises of both the boys and girls.
Needing teachers for P.E,English,French,Spanish and German,Yoga teachers,Sports activists
In the past we have really benefited from fundraising and it has helped us buying farm equipments, playing gears i.e uniforms,balls.while now we need cleats, pad's, more balls ,socks .
We are also looking to learn anything positive from you. those who can teach french,English and pear influence are welcomed..
Farm activities include: weeding, planting, harvesting, ploughing trainings of different farming methods.
Composting,thus compost preparation/carrying dry manure of animals from home to the farm.
Fundraising and website designing.
The kids will be taught at home and at school too,I have a small business thus selling some few produce from the farm.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
Volunteers will have separate house but within the same compound,each with different beds.couples will share.
you will be supplied three meals a day, thus breakfast, lunch and super.while fruits from the farm are adible anytime they are available
we have a pit latrine outside the house.
Play football with the kids, boatpaddling ,reading novels in the food forest as they enjoy the cool breeze from the lake.visit the cultural sites,like rock arts,hippo Island and many other islands within lake victoria to watch tropical birds, hiking to the highest point of the island.Means of travelling around the island is either by motor bike,walking bicycle circling and there are mountain bikes for hire or by boats.
Camping on top of the highest point of Mfangano island and comes with a budget.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
max 25 hours/week- Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week