Come and join us in helping our community organic development youth group farm in Homa Bay county, Kenya.

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is called anayo ,am 30 years old a lovely man love to make new friends and share together as one family
    Am maried, having one child called rhyan,we are Kenyan citizen leaving in Kenya,in a county called homa bay county on the show of lake Victoria winam gulf.
    Am the coordinator and a founder of a youth group called kawiya green farmers development youth self help group,
    Am a qualified permaculture teacher.
    the group is a register self help group with Kenyan government under department of social,sport and gender department with a focus and vision of empowering the community technically, socially and economically through Identification and utilization of available resources for community benefit through Poverty and illiteracy eradication, environmentally management , permaculture,
    organic farming,
    Education of the disadvantage children's through vocational skills transferred, by way of permaculture &sustainable organic agriculture.
    Socio sustainable activities such as ,tailoring ,carpentryand also applying simple farming methods that can upgrade the community economic status.

    We call for volunteers to come and help share together with us,there will be no age limit and they can assist in various department areas depending on their interests in the project.
    -Fund raising/Grant writing.
    -Bio-technology tissue culture development
    -Marketing and Networking.
    -Teachers Training.
    -ITC programs
    -Video capturing and editing
    -Sports{football coach} and meditation.
    -Music ,drama & dancing education
    -Teaching at our village private school.
    -Farming and gardening
    -Arts program and ecovillage project
    -Health education program
    -Intercultural communication
    -Permaculture Farming & designing teaching program
    -Environmental Education projects
    -Spiritual Nourishment programs
    -Community & Sustainable development
    -Social work
    -Project event planning
    -Drawing and designing of the farm project
    -Building and construction
    -Poultry & Rabbit keeping.
    -Administration and management
    - Pest and fertilizer management organically
    - Research trials involving various crops and growing methods
    -Bee keeping
    - Research into soil preparation and irrigation methods
    - Demonstrations of greenhouse farming, drip irrigation, pest control and farm input management.
    - Helping schools in the area to develop a small school farm so that the schools can be more self-sufficient. Volunteers can help by organizing the project, planting and taking care of crops and educating children about environmentally friendly agriculture and organic.
    -Help in creating and designing the project website,blog.
    Thank you very much.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteers will have time to get involved with the community,share together as they will exchange and will be learning our local language called a luo language, teaching them how to cook locally using local methods, playing with the children football ,visiting old age and women who are artisan makers.

  • Help

    Help

    Help required at the moment.
    Animal care
    Childacre
    Project web designer
    Building
    Poultry maintenance
    Harvesting
    Planting
    Farm designing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, kiswahili and luo

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Host family will provide visitors with accommodation,volunteers will stay together with the host family, host house is three partition house ,with two bedroom, one private room for visitors, one room for the host family and sitting room,if the volunteers are more than 2 or not feeling to sleep together we will allow them to sleep in sitting room it is well space and bed will be provided,the room is more privacy.
    The house is well constructed,cemented floor.

    Volunteers will be well feed and eat together with the host family,
    There will be breakfast,taking normal tea and farm produce like potatoes, yarns,casava,banana,bread and bans will also be taken during breakfast in the morning,
    There will be lunch taken at 12:40 pm after morning farm work,then volunteers will have time to rest,and work,touring in the village,evening time the volunteers will play with kids if he/she wants and after that there will be evening tea,then dinner.
    No payment for food but if volunteers wish to buy food you are free to do that.
    You will have time to walk in our near market in the guidance of the host family will company you.
    We boil water for drinking but if he or she would wish to buy water,you are free to do that.

    We will provide visitors with sleeping kits like ,two bed sheets,blanket ,mosquito net,mattress is in good condition, we allow visitors also to carry there sleeping kits if he or she would like to carry.
    We have a toilet two rooms,one bathroom, and toilet.
    We have agas,and stove and ordinary local stove for cooking ,
    In local cooking method we use ordinary fire wood cut from coppice trees and also we use charcoal for cooking.
    Feel free you will learn how to cook locally together with the host family.
    How to make local foods such as chapatti, ugali,fermented porridge and many more.
    Feel free to come to kawiya community.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will be free to explore tour in tourist attraction by the help of the host family a company you like boat ride in lake Victoria.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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,


Host ref number: 773317689496