Come and help us with collecting plastic waste on the beach. In Mombasa, Kenya



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  • Description


    Our project is about taking good care of environment from land to ocean, we do Beach cleanups collecting every plastic waste, we do community cleanups collecting any type of waste after the collection we reuse all plastic bottles into aesthetic materials like plastic bangle, lamp shade, green gardens, key holders, rest foot, floaters and also do construction using plastic bottles we construct eco-benches, eco-flag post podiums and classrooms. We plant trees and mangrove for the blue economy and circular economy. Empowering the community on how to take good care of environment through cultural dances, songs, plays and poems as a tool of engaging the community for a good discussion.

    We have a green camp at the village where you can have a good site of Indian Ocean, hiking while planting mangrove to increase fishing grounds and fulfill the cycle of the Eco-system.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Art project
    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

    They will learn mijikenda cultures mingle with different cultures through participatory dances dialogues and visiting historical sites around coastal region. Visiting kayas will be one of the exchange program cooking local foods using local resources.

  • Help


    We need help in making good gardening using plastic waste and initiate Eco-projects in ten schools in Mombasa where students can learn the dangers of plastic at an early stage, craft plastic waste into aesthetic materials that can be sold for the sustainability of the project.

    We also host classes for youth in the community to learn skills from our volunteers. If you have graphic design, web design, photography, cinematography and any other skills to teach you are welcome to join our community.

    No skills required for crafting and construction using plastic waste.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation which is available is home stay, they will live around the community they are working in. In Swahili houses not hotels which is also one of the cultures they will learn. One room will have two beds which is well furnished and good ventilation to reduce the heat of Mombasa for Mombasa is too hot. Food will be local but cooked by family members where visitors will be living in, in terms of special food which visitors will need they will be provided with.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At free time helpers will be visiting historic local sites, play games, go hiking or swimming. Local transport is available.

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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

  • 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

Host ref number: 771162715661