Join an NGO that teaches youths about gender equality and environment conservation in Shianda, Kenya



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    Hi to everyone
    My name is Josephato Chibata Chibai I lead a registred non profit organization, we legally operate in the communities of Mumias East sub county in Kakamega county Kenya.Our main focus is reducing poverty and suffering through the following projects:
    1. Educate Inform We Empower whereby we teach for free both Computer & Internet skills to youth both in and out of schools for we believe for one to succeed fully in life must be computer literate and also be able to use the vast information that is found online both for community and personal development.
    2. Jigger eradication we find that many believe that those infested by jiggers are either cursed or bewitched ,we treat those infested with jiggers and fight the stigma associated with those infested with jiggers so that the school going can still go back to school and chart their own future.NB if you have not seen Jiggers kindly go through some of our program photos and let me hope the photos won't frighten you.
    3. Fighting gender based violence GBV here the girl child is the most vulnerable,we advocate for her equal schooling opportunity in a safe environment and we believe given a chance she excels in life.
    4.Environment conservation we believe that if we do not plant environmentally friendly trees so to increase the world forest cover ,we are killing the future generations.
    We warmly welcome you to our organization to come and help, be an agent of change that we desperately cry for in our communities.It does not matter your background be it medical,fundraising,community empowerment and social skills,teaching,photography,videography,basic computer & internet skills teaching or any other valuable skill is highly welcomed
    About my family I am a father of 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys,among the children there is one set of twins a boy and a girl as second borns,third born is a boy and our last born is a 6yr old girl Juddyanne who loves and works on computers like a genius. Ours is a rural setup village home but not very far our main town Shianda, we have electricity, our house is a mud house with rooms,our kitchen is a mud house also, our bathroom and toilet is and outside, we cook with firewood and sawdust jiko,we drink spring water and we fetch & carry our drinking water from the spring in containers but we also have bottled mineral water for you if you wish, our meals are prepared fresh and we have a small garden of kales locally known here as Sukuma wiki,eggplants etc,currently we don't have chicken but in future we plan to have some, we have 1 cow 2 dogs and 1 cat as a pet.All my children attend school 3 in high school and 2 in primary school,while my wive stays at home as I ran PEOPLE AGAINST POVERTY a community grassroots non profit organization that is making a great social impact to the youth and all the the communities of Mumias East sub-county in Kakamega county.We are a very humbled family.We love visitors both in our home and our organization,if you decide to come you will have 2 options of accommodation ie the volunteers we had from Germany and Hungary volunteering under our EIWE project decided to stay in an apartment ,so whether you decide to stay in an apartment or in our home as in home stay you will still be part of our large family we accept both individuals and couples including families travelling with children.We would love to see you come and sharing our stories to the world in your own way.
    Once again Karibuni Kenya.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    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 learn new language, experience new food in taste and cooking, you'll meet different types of people with diverse cultures, you'll be able to interact with children,youth and old people in a rural setup

  • Help


    We have an organization that empowers youth and the communities with different projects
    1. free computer skills whereby you can be our computer& internet instructor.
    2. You will help fight & eradicate JIGGERS counsel the affected and help end stigma .
    3. Help conserve environment through planting environmental friendly trees.
    4.Help to educate about gender equality and fight gender based violence by advocating the right of equal opportunity of all children.

    Away from the organisation you can also teach computer/internet to my children in the house to help them improve their academic performance, you can help and participate in cooking family meals, you can help in the garden to plant vegetables tomatoes etc,you can also techniques & internet in schools under our programs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You'll stay with us in our mud house but it has electricity & a computer with internet coverage, we will prepare and share our local meals together eg chapati,ugali na mboga , but we will also be happy to learn and share your recipe.You will be provided with your own room with key and lock,you can share the rooms.But should you wish to in a permanent house we will arrange for you near our home where we have been hosting previous volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kakamega county is home to Kakamega forest when free you can visit the forest for nature trail, you can visit the crying stone, Mumias town has a cultural centre you can visit and learn about the Nabongo kingdom that ruled all the luhya people in Kenya and Uganda.

    A polite request to all those volunteers that would like to volunteer with us or are travelling to Kenya. ( We have secured to get donation of free laptops from and organization called LABDOO we therefore kindly request you or any of your friends who will be travelling to Kenya to be picking the laptops for us from LABDOO HUBS to Kenya. By accepting to volunteer bringing laptops for us you help many people in our communities be reached for computer litracy program.
    Always feel free to inquire from us for more information. On the lapbdoo laptops ( travellers from Germany,Austria,Australia,Spain,Luxembourg,Switzerland will be of very much help to the laptop project.) Kindly tell a friend to tell a friend.

  • A little more information

    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: 877493787835