Building communities using art and media! in Lagos, Nigeria

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Nigeria

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Pan-African media group that focuses on teaching, producing, and distributing positive African content that is unique. We also runs a youth initiative which sets out to create innovative and unique learning spaces for youths all over Africa.

    Our projects change every three months so earlier in the year we may focus on an agriculture project with the community, during the summer we might work on an art project with youth and towards the end of the year we might develop PSAs with local partners.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    All our volunteers are given accommodations and feeding for an agreed upon period of time while working with our organizations. Accommodations and feeding provided for volunteers who have very specific skills, especially facilitation in agriculture, grant writing, research skills, etc. there is no fee. All volunteers are required to collaborate with the community, mentors, volunteers, etc. on ground in Nigeria. Our visitors will be immersed in the Nigerian culture and be able to interact with many of the different tribes that make up Nigeria from the Yoruba, to the Hausa, to the Igbo. Often times after completion of a community project there is a few days set aside for exploration of cultural spaces such as Olumo Rock, Ogun State and Erin Ijesha Falls, Osun State.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a collaborative space. Each volunteer, mentor, coordinator, teacher, parent, student, and partner works to teach and to learn from one another. We need volunteers interested in facilitating workshops and trainings, to help with research and grant writing, and who can help our team with conversations around social justice work and community outreach. We are empowerment focused. A typical outreach day would be: up at 8am, out by 9am, arrive at the partner locations at 11am for trainings, workshops, or community projects, lunch at 1pm, finalize at 2pm-3pm and back to the house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This space is very homey. We've hosted tons of people from all of the world. Some rooms have only one bed and some have two beds. The rooms have a closet, night stand, bathroom with shower and toilet. A mosquito net is provided as well as sheets and towels. Power is not constant in Nigeria but we do have a generator and solar power. Breakfast and dinner as well as beverages such as water are provided - there is a food table so everyone eats the same meals but adjustments are made for individuals with dietary restrictions.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are tons of things to do in Lagos! It is a truly beautiful country though it can be stressful. Things do not run as they should more times then not, Nigeria is a growing nation and is ever changing. We are hopeful we will get there as we continue to develop and grow and we need our volunteers to have that same attitude. Flexibility is key in this environment and you will also be supported by and collaborating with mentors and volunteers from our organization who will be excited to show you some art spaces, take to eat local foods, hang out at our Nigerian spots and restaurants, and/or take you to cultural events.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 984827766181