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DESCRIPTION: This is a Permaculture Training Centre near Blantyre. Malawi
We aim to inspire environmentally friendly living by demonstrating those methods which save costs and resources.
We teach school children, women and youths the eco-methods of growing crops which save resources , and avoid expensive chemicals , so that they can avoid hunger. Their sleeping quarters need maintenance, and more accommodation needs to be built for the staff and students.
This is on route to Mount Mulanje National Park , built on a pleasant green site by Nantipwihilli stream, and looking towards the mountains.
We are a happy team of 15 Malawian staff, with international volunteers from South Africa, Germany, USA , India and UK . Martina our Team leader is a German citizen, long time resident in Malawi.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsEnseignementBricolage et projets de constructionCuisine/repas pour la familleAccueil / tourismeEntretien général
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
• Volunteers will be fully integrated into Malawi culture and working side by side with our international Team on innovative eco- projects . This will transform the lives of women and children who learn the Permaculture techniques to avoid hunger, and enjoy better health .
• Knowledge shared with our students and interns will shape young lives . Train youth how to build homes and shelter for their families.
• There will also be opportunity to experience life in rural villages community projects, or visit famous Tea estates and golf at resorts with big game walking in the background.
• Design and build a model eco-village for training school groups, through collaboration with experts on-line, and on-site.
These are life changing experiences in Malawi , and will highlight an inspirational c.v .
A variety of challenges in building and maintenance ( carpentry, plumbing) will require solving every day. Trainee carpenters and youth interns will require supervision , and need to acquire skills for their livelihoods.
More accommodation is planned for staff and students which must be suitable for the local climate, whilst also saving costs and resources. A mixture of conventional and traditional eco-building ( e.g rammed earth. grass thatch) , and upcycled materials (e.g wooden palate furniture) is planned.
A charcoal kiln is due to be constructed in collaboration with Malawi University of Science and Technology
We plan to build a model Eco-village. This will be a collaboration with international experts on-line and on-site.
Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Courant
Dormitory accommodation ( 6 male + 6 female) are comfortable cubicles ( see photos) . These have individual sleeping areas , and showers and toilets . There are communal lounge areas .
Breakfast, lunch and supper are provided free of charge in the Bistro and bar.
Cuisine is mostly vegetarian with some options.
There are local markets nearby, and large supermarkets in Limbe (5 km) and Blantyre ( 20 km ).
Airport pick up can be arranged. Lift to Limbe and Blantyre can be arranged with our staff. Minibuses can be caught on the main road ( 200 m)
Relax alongside our pool, and dine with other volunteers in Bistro and bar.
Weekend events include Seasonal Fairs , Local Cuisine , Music of local performers, Permaculture subjects, Herbs and Medicines, Soaps and Fertilisers.
Visit Mt Mulanje National Park with waterfalls and streams.
Visit lake Malawi with the largest number of fresh water fish species in the world.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Espace pour garer des vans
Site car park, and some space in the compound green area
Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux
Dogs and cats
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
Working hours average 5 hours per day, with lunch break . Weekends are generally free time.