Participate in developing tourism, permaculture and cultural exchange in coastal Casamance, Senegal



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    We are a team of local boys who work hard to make connection with world by the real human contact here in our village, Kafountine, Casamance region. I Bacary with my mom and my little sister Mansi, manage the eco-camp. Boys are mostly from the same village. They are student and not always present here but when they are in village they help a lot. So in their absence we need your help. Responsible of Communication is Nahid (a French-Iranian girl). She will answer all your questions and help you reach here in village then you will be with me and my team.
    The idea of building this eco-camp is to achieve different simple goals like developing the knowledge of local people about the other cultures, the sustainable tourism and permaculture. Related to this we search the workawayers who can help us to organise the different events for Kafountine people with all ages (especially children) and tourists.
    Music is our passion and one of the memorable night here is local musiciens who play the traditional instrument "djembe"! So any type of musiciens are very welcomed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    You will interact directly with local community, ethnics and will learn about our lifestyle by living in our place and participating in the different events happening in the region(Carnaval de Kafountine, Festivale d'Abene, Diahna). Also with the big gardens we have, workawayers would be able to learn permaculture.

  • Help


    Volunteers could help with:
    Sharing academic knowledge with children(drawing, language, storytelling, reading books, etc. ...)
    Learning children how to create crafts and decoration staff with our sources
    Bringing Social games to play with all ages
    Any solution about what to do with our recycling
    Helping about developing tourism by applying the new strategies

    You can be creative here!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Persian (Farsi): Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Wolof: Fluent

    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


    Our eco-camp is a big house with many rooms which is shared with family(my mother, sister and daughter). There are the private king rooms with the commun bathroom/toilette for the tourists/workawayers. we have some gardens around and also a bakery. As we are located on the main road of the village, there are lots of street food around to try and big traditional market by 15 minutes walking. There are also some boutiques(supermarkets).
    Lunch is proposed by us eating with family, traditional Senegalese meals with the possibility for the different type of diets(Vegetarian, Vegan and also raw veganism). Breakfast and dinner are on your own. Depends on your preferences, possible to cook by yourself and eat alone or we will cook together and eat all together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are different possibilities to reach to our village, by plane, cruiser and car. The most near airport is Ziguinchor which is 111KM (2hours by car to our place) but if you are coming from Gambia the most near airport is Banjul which is 73KM (1h30 by car to our place). The cruiser are coming directly from Dakar to Ziguinchor.
    There is possibility to take a taxi, rent a car or moto to move around but there is not any bus or metro :D. we have also our driver to pick/depose you where you want with the negotiated price.
    For the time off, you can go to the beach, local markets or the fisher-mans market which are all around 15-20min walking.

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    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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 677739169824