Fitness and renewable energy project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



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    We are a small Ethiopian athletics tourism and renewable energy company. We organise altitude training for every level of fitness enthusiast. We run an athletics club in Addis Ababa - through which we work to broaden our athletes' skills in areas such as English, communication skills, athletics coaching and massage. Meanwhile, our solar energy work contributes to the electrification of off-grid Ethiopian households, which constitute 70% of the country's population.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Spending time with us presents an excellent opportunity for self-starters to advance web skills, IT computing and design, photography, video editing, engineering and / or conversation-focused English teaching skills with a small Ethiopian company. You can gain first-hand experience of living and training at altitude (if running is of interest to you, but it does not have to be by any means), while also mixing with elite athletes and renewable energy enthusiasts, experiencing Addis Ababa's rich culture, social life and fresh food. You can also learn some Amharic.

  • Help


    We would like help with any of the following:
    (1) Update website content and social media content by working with programmes such as WordPress, Microsoft Excel, MailChimp and Google Analytics;
    (2) Design leaflets, posters and events materials using programmes such as InDesign and PhotoShop;
    (3) Conduct creative video editing and compilation (using Windows Movie Maker or equivalent programme) from our existing folder of clips, in addition to filming new footage;
    (4) Document the evolution of our strategic plan, our business model development and any progress made;
    (5) Draft a comprehensive implementation plan for a charity fun run event (minimum 100 participants), scheduled to take place in late 2019;
    (6) Plan and deliver a short course of basic English and computer lessons to our local club athletes, with a focus on sports tourism, spoken English practice and social media and email usage through role plays and use of new vocabulary.

    If you are interested in volunteering with us, please give some details about which of these tasks you would be most interested in (and best suited to) working on.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Oromifa

  • Accommodation


    We are a 20-minute walk from the eucalyptus forests and Entoto Hills of Addis Ababa, and a 45-minute bus journey from the city centre. Room and board (three meals per day) provided.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 5 hours per day, 5 days a week

World a' run
Teamwork is dream work
Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa meadow
Athletics (Addis Ababa meadow)

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