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Participez à des projets communautaires, Lac Victoria, Kenya

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  • Description


    Welcome to Rusinga Island and thank you for exploring our impactful project. Our school and farm were founded by the late Michael and his wife Jane with the noble mission of providing primary education to the children of Kaswanga and the surrounding areas.
    Our focus is on financially supporting students through primary education and providing essential meals for those who need it the most. We strive to create a nurturing environment where children can flourish, feel protected, and have the opportunity to progress to secondary education and beyond.
    We welcome volunteers who are genuinely passionate about making a difference and contributing their skills and expertise to empower the community. By volunteering with us, you will have a unique opportunity to combine adventurous travel with meaningful work for a worthwhile cause.
    We are looking for committed volunteers with diverse skills, from teaching and organic farm work to technical support such as web design, project management, photography, and videography. Digital nomads with social media experience and fundraising skills are also valued as we aim to launch a new support scheme to cover the basic needs of food and school accessories.
    Please note that our project is not a vacation destination or a place to simply play with the children. We expect volunteers to actively engage in tasks that contribute to the sustainable development of the school and the community.
    Accommodation and daily life will immerse you in the authentic Kenyan lifestyle. Our focus is on providing a genuine cultural exchange, where you can learn the local Luo language, music, and agriculture. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the stunning scenery of Lake Victoria and the surrounding areas during your free time.
    If you are genuinely interested in making a positive impact and contributing your skills to our mission, we would be thrilled to have you as part of Team Milman.
    Please feel free to contact Victor via Workaway to discuss opportunities and to learn more about how your skills can make a real difference.
    Thank you for considering our project, and we hope to welcome dedicated volunteers who are committed to creating a brighter future for the children and the community of Rusinga Island.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Our project offers a genuine cultural exchange, where you will have an opportunity to interact with the local Luo community. Your presence will be welcomed with open arms, and you can share stories of your homeland while learning from the rich local culture.

    You’ll call this beautiful environment home and will have plenty of time to explore.
    The island is home to a huge array of wild animals, notably the diverse species of birds, but monkeys also live in the hills, Hippos bathe in the shallow waters and if you eat fish you will have the chance to enjoy the local varieties such as fresh Tilapia, Omena and Nile perch.

    The school / work opportunities will keep you busy during the week days. However, there are many fascinating places to visit during your free time at weekends, like Ruma national game park (1 hour away), Lake Victoria and its islands, Tom Mboya mausoleum (an important figure in Kenya's political history who came from Rusinga Island), Landing and fishing beaches, Kit mikai stones, Hot springs close to Homa Bay, The Masai Mara (4 hours away. Spectacular annual migration in July/Aug).

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We are seeking dedicated volunteers who are genuinely passionate about making a positive impact on the community of Rusinga Island. Our project aims to provide quality education and support to vulnerable children, and we value volunteers who are committed to creating a lasting change.

    As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to engage in various tasks that contribute to the sustainable development of the school and the well-being of the students. We welcome volunteers with a range of skills and expertise to support our mission.

    The following are areas where your help can make a real difference:
    1. Teaching and Educational Support:
    • Assist teachers with English language development and other curriculum subjects such as Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
    2. Project Management and Networking:
    • Contribute your expertise in project management to further develop and improve our initiatives.
    • Help create networking opportunities with schools abroad to foster twinning/partnerships.
    3. Fundraising and Sponsorship:
    • Connect our non-profit project to prospective sponsors or businesses to support our initiatives.
    • Assist with grant writing for fundraising programs.
    • Facilitate children sponsorship for their educational costs.
    4. School Organic Vegetable Garden:
    • Volunteer during the planting and harvesting months to support our organic garden, which supplies vegetables for our feeding program.
    5. Videography and Social Media:
    • Develop our YouTube channel and social media platforms to showcase the culture and traditions of the region.
    • Capture impactful content, such as cooking videos, climate change impacts, storytelling, and updates from the school.
    6. Music and Creative Arts:
    • Support the Music Club and Creative Arts department, which aims to discover and nurture the hidden talents of the children.
    • If possible, donate or provide support with musical instruments like piano, guitar, ukulele, flutes, etc.
    7. Permaculture and Environmental Conservation:
    • Join efforts to promote permaculture and restore the depleted ecosystems of Rusinga Island.
    • Assist with tasks in our permaculture farm, tree nursery, and the maintenance of the Michael Odula Memorial Community Forest.

    We value volunteers who bring their skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of the children and the community.
    When contacting us, please describe the specific areas you are interested in contributing to, and we will provide you with more information about the tasks and expectations.
    Please note that our project relies on the dedication and genuine passion of volunteers like you to create a brighter future for the children of Rusinga Island.

    Below is our wish list of items that would support our initiatives.
    • Pencils
    • Drawing materials
    • Books
    • Donations of clothes for orphans
    • Used laptop or new computer for youth and children training
    • Digital cameras
    • Video cameras
    • Musical Instruments / books
    • English book for Kids
    • Construction blocks (for games)
    • Small cars / toys
    • Baby-barbie / dolls
    • Dinette. Cooking play
    • Balls (football, rugby, volley, soft) and pomp
    • Papers, Pens, pencils, colors to paint and brushes.
    • Old cloths and shoes

    Thank you for considering joining Team Milman and making a difference in the lives of these deserving children.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Courant
    Luo: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We have a team of professionals who will help you learn Kiswahili and dholuo (local dialect). Let us know if you are interested

  • Hébergement


    You will be fully immersed in a traditional Kenyan lifestyle. Volunteers share a guest house within the same compound as the main house. A private room may be requested depending on the number of volunteers expected. The kitchen and sitting room are shared with the host family. We provide three home cooked authentic Kenyan meals a day which are eaten together with the family. Volunteers will take turns helping in the kitchen. Please inform us whether you have any special dietary requirements.

    We provide blankets, bedsheets, mosquitoes nets, clean water (we drink treated rain water and previous volunteers have experienced no issues with this, but bottled water is available to purchase in shops nearby (around 20 minutes walking) if you would prefer and solar electricity for lighting. Please bring personal power banks and maybe even a solar power bank as some guest houses are not connected to electricity. Charging devices is always possible in the main building.

    Smoking is also not allowed inside any of the houses and drugs are strictly prohibited on site.

    Like in most rural Kenyan homes there is no running water on the compound, which means that we use pit latrines and bucket showers to wash. Mother hens and their chicks, goats, donkeys, cat, and dogs freely roam the compound, so animal lovers welcome.

    We do not provide internet through Wi-Fi on the compound, but you may buy an internet bundle (at the airport, in Nairobi or at the local shops here) or visit Mbita (the closest town) for Internet access in a café. We suggest using Safaricom sim cards as they provide the best internet and phone signal across the island. Mpesa is also widely used here to pay for goods and services including tourist activities and transport.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Kiswahili, English and Dholuo

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We love digital nomads, however it is worth noting that we use mobile internet and have a solar charging spot in one of buildings. No direct mains. There is wifi near by at a high end eco resort.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    Cet hôte fait payer des frais

    en savoir plus
    US$5 per day
N° de référence hôte : 419827212553

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