Exciting cultural exchange in a semi-rural community in Kisumu, Kenya



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    I am Nicholas, 45 years old. Married with two boys. I'm the founder of a project. My education background is social work and project management. I have over 25 years working with international organization in Kenya, South Sudan and Eritrea with street children, women youth refugees and internally displaced persons.

    I had this passion of starting an organization in my own village as away of giving back. Therefore, I decided to leave active employment in 2015 and the following years, the Sophia Foundation was born, with focus on talent development through art and economic empowerment of widows.
    So far we have made some little progress by putting up a community centre to conduct art classes and and gave out 15 small animals (sheep/goats to widows in Pap Onditi community. Currently, widows are engaged in weekly table banking, basket making and offering small loans to widows involved in small businesses to boost their businesses.
    We are a registered community based organisation based in Pap Onditi, Kisumu City, at the shore of lake Victoria, Kenya.
    We are a community which is open, friendly and loves visitors. We always participate together during cultural functions as a way of solidarity. We are a community which fish is the main dish because of nearest to Lake Victoria but we also have variety of food.
    At our project site we grow variety of vegetables, fruits and crops for home consumption and our volunteers usually love to eat.
    Pap Onditi is a semi village a quite place and conducive environment for work. We have a flat, building for volunteers accommodation with running water and electricity. It's a place to be.

  • 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
    Aide informatique / avec 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

    They will benefit in many ways, like have new friends, learn new languages, cook and try new foods, they will attend community cultural activities to understand our cultures and way of life.
    As the founder of the organization, I will be available to help and teach them about our cultures, way of life, our languages, food and show them around, visit some of the tourist sites around. I will work together with them most of the time and share meals together all the time with my family to build a family bond and just connect beyond volunteering.

  • Aide


    Our organization is focused on women empowerment initiative and develop and nurture talents of children through art, sport, painting, music. We will welcome help in the following areas :
    - work with women on table banking, savings and loaning scheme, help develop new ideas on microfinance, conduct training on relevant business needs.
    -together help identify and initiate other microfinance areas to help build their capacity
    -Plan activities together with the centre staff.
    -Teach art (drawing, moulding, singing, dancing, painting... or language classes.
    -Give talks to widows on development related issues.
    -Home visit to children or widows and develop their profiles and situations at their homes.
    -Develop documentaries
    -Help in the garden to plant or weed vegetables and fruits.
    -Help with coming once in a while.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have a flat with rooms where volunteers can share. There is running water and electricity. We also provide bedsheets and mosquito net.

    We have different types of local foods eaten here. This will be another way of cultural exchange by teaching helpers how to prepare and cook. Through this, they will learn and know how to cook for others. At the same time we will be able to learn to cook their foods.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    They can go to local makets, visit different places around, visit even homes of the beneficiaries. Basically they are free to plan their free time and where to go with the knowledge of the in charge and of cause accompanied by a staff.

  • 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

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a big space to accommodate even a big camper van.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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