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Volunteer in our self-help and skill training project in Homa-Bay, Kenya

  • Kenia
  • 251 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 05/02/2023




  • Descripción


    Welcome to our organisation in the community of Homa Bay at lake Victoria. I am Nixon, the founder of the organisation, and want to invite you to stay with me and my family for a while. I have a wonderful wife and three amazing children. My daughters are 16 and 10 years old and my son is 5.

    I started the organisation in 2004 with the mission to create and promote opportunities for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community to become self-dependent and to build a better life for themselves and their families. We focus in particular on women and girls with a diffucult background or orphans, e.g. due to the post-election violence in 2007.

    To improve their situation, we adress different problems in various projects:

    Due a lack of finances or early pregnancies many children drop out of school. This causes a high unemployment rate especially among youths, girls and women. To give them another chance in life, we train them vocational skills and technologies to enable them to fend for themselves. They are trained in tailoring, computer, embroidery or T-shirt printing and design. By focussing on women and girls, we want to promote gender equality.

    Our skill trainings are designed to create small businesses for our beneficiaries, which themselves are scalable. From parts of their profits, we can finance new projects and trainings to have a continuous growth and increase the number people we support. Parts also go to school fees of children from poor families who will also get the change to participate in our trainings after fininishing school.

    We also cooperate with a local primary school/kindergarden which especially support orphans.

    The HIV/AIDS pandemic has a significant socio-economic impact. So, we partner with a community clinic situated in the slum of Homa Bay, which offers testing and treatment for free in the community. We help in terms of awareness campaigns and counselling.

    Due to a lack of education and awareness, especially girls suffer from school dropouts caused by early pregencies or missing weeks of school due to menstruation. The cooperating community clinic also offers courses about female hygiene, distributes reusable pads and informs about precautions for early pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Caused by an unsufficient medical system, many people loose their family members leaving children without parents or elderly people without support by their children behind. To support them, we organise visits and food donations, counselling and include them into our skill trainings of possible.

    Our community also suffers from the impacts of climate change. The wheather phenomena got more extreme over the last years with severe droughts but also heavy floods, which both have impact on farming causing hunger and poverty. We support these families by sharing our ressources.

    Unfortunately, a fire in 2019 destroyed most of our equipment for the project. We are still recovering from that and build up old projects but also add new ones. Therfore, we are happy about any new ideas and input we can try out here in Homa Bay.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We want to give you the opportunity to learn and experience our local culture. You can experience the local food and learn how to prepare our food.
    We are also happy to hear and learn about your culture at home.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Our organization has varieties of programmes that fully fits any willing volunteer. Our group opens it doors to any interested volunteer to work and transfer skills in any of the following areas.

    You can help in the community medical clinic, which offers different services to the members within the slum of Homa-Bay, as screening and testing of HIV/AIDS, preventive health services, guidance and counseling or trainings about health and hygiene. You can participate in any of these topics.

    You can also work with orphans and vulnerable children from 2 years to 9 years. You can teach English, simple Maths, dances, songs and creative arts or any other subject according to your interest. Additionally, you can help in other everyday tasks at school.

    If you have any special skills, you can support in our vocational training program. You can help in our current trainings of tailoring or emroidery, but you are also free to teach us new skills which we can spread in our commuity. We are currently organising some computer ressources, to also offer computer trainings in the near future. Unfortunately, all our computers were destroyed in the fire.

    We currently lack of any kind of representation in the web. We also need help in creating a website or help us with social media.

    We also plan to initiate a fishing project in lake Victoria. Feel free to support or share your ideas with us.

    We also need support in fundraising. You can help us in starting campaigns, proposal writing or building partnerships with national or global organizations.

    We want you to feel free to share your ideas an we will do our best to enable you to include them in our project.

    We always create work pattern that enable volunteers to feel comfortable and we are always flexible in our activities. Our daily programs run roughly from 9.30 am – 12:30 pm (with a lunch break), and resumes at 2:30 pm until around 4.30 pm. But each volunteer is free to create his/her own schedule.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Luo: Fluido
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I'm very interested in learning German, French of Spanish. I'd be happy to exchange the languag skills with you.

  • Alojamiento


    Volunteers stay with my family at our home. You will be part of our family and experience the local life and culture. The volunteer will share everyday life with the host family, spend time together, cook, have meals, exchange ideas, discuss and laugh, e.t.c.
    During your stay you will share the room with one of my kids in a bunk bed. The beddings (bed, blanket, bed sheet, mosquito nets, e.t.c) are provided.

    We have a big compound, therfore, you are also free to camp in our garden.

    We provide breakfast, lunch and supper to the volunteer. Since we are mostly in town over day, you can take a lunch package. Meals include fish, ugali, fish, vegetables, meat, tea, bread, e.t.c.
    To cover the costs of food, we kindly ask for 5 US Dollars per day on arrival.

    Volunteers shall be provided with a flexible work pattern to enable them to do other things like reading story books/novels or make visits to other places.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We can also help you to organise your arrival. If you land in Nairobi we can organize the pickup and stay with one of our friends at affordable fee. She will also direct you on the busses to Homa Bay, where I will pick you up at the bus station. Our friend can also help you to organize some activities in and around Nairobi or in the National Parks of our country.

    When you arrive at our families place, you will be given some time to rest after the long journey until the next day, where you will be introduced to the organization members and the project activities. Afterwards, the work pattern shall be drawn on your choice.

    The means of transport is local matatus or buses.

    Because the life and culture probably is very different from your home. In some situations you might have to adapt and be flexible. But then, we can promise you exciting moments and memorable experiences for your life.

    Before arrival, we will also inform you on the type of clothes, shoes, e.t.c to carry, depending on the type of climate but also regarding our culture.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We live in our own compound and it's big enough for parking.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas


  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day for five days in a week.

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    Este anfitrión cobra una tarífa

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    US$5 per day to help with food costs
Número de referencia de anfitrión: 311973358491

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