Help on our farm, a place for different cultures to meet, exchange and create, near the village of Sanyang, Gambia



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    I am a Gambian physician specialised in internal medicine. I worked in The Gambia for several years.
    During the last fifteen years, with the support of family, friends and surrounding communities, we created a farm in The Gambia, West Africa. The name for the farm was spontaneously given by the neighbouring communities: it means, "the big garden". Its a great place. Some volunteers call it "Green Paradise".
    It has become a nice place for different cultures to meet, exchange and create.

    This 25-hectar farm situated in the outskirts of a historic village called Sanyang. It is 35 km from capital city Banjul, the capital city of the Gambia and 25 km from the only international Airport. Five buildings are constructed on the farm to facilitate hosting of workers, visitors and for storage of farm produce. Portable water is on the farm. Commodity shops and healthcare facilities are reachable.
    A cook is employed . She cooks fresh food using produce from the farm supplementd by those from a nearby village market. Workers and visitors eat together three times a day.
    Volunteers will be expected to participate in all aspects of farm activites depending on their capacities and affiliation:
    1. Using Massey Fergussen tractor and a motor-cultivator to till the land
    2. Biological compost preparation
    3. Fertilizing, manuring and Trimming fruit trees
    4. Harvesting farm produce (mangoes, cashew, oranges etc)
    5. Taking care of small plants in the nursery area
    6. Bee keeping activities

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    S’occuper des animaux

  • 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

    Volunteers and farm résidents live and work together. There is communication between everybody. This facilitates direct exchange. There are several villages surrounding the farm. Simply working through those vilages and interacting with villagers is enrichening. Several formal and informal tours are provided throuhgout the country. Volunteers to participate. Examples are visiting the snake farm, katchikaly crocodile garden, the historic stone circle, magnificent beaches etc

  • Aide


    We have planted over 20,000 fruit-trees on this 25 hectare fertile farmyard during the last fifteen years. We need to care for these beautiful plants as biologically as possible. The planted trees are cashew, mango, citrus and several local forest trees.
    1. We are considering ways of processing and conserving the delicious abundant fruits we harvest: drying, juicing production, marmelade and jam etc
    2. We are building traditional round huts for ecologically inspired lodging of visitors and tourist.
    3. We are creating outdoor furniture from wood grown on the farm to create so called "Chill-Spots" to make the farm as nice and convivial as possible.
    5. We have a tractor and other agricultural small machinery and we need hands to help and teach us how to use them better

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    On the farm. Solar lighting available!!!
    The buiding are roundhuts mimicking the traditional way of living in rural communities of The Gambia, and more modern buildings. Simple furnitures such aas bed, chair and a sofa are present. Toilets are either in individual round huts or outside common WC.
    Volunteers will be provided with single private rooms. There is a possibility of furnishing it to individual taste. This will be paid for by the farm.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are no costs involved for volunteers. The farm is self reliant financially.

    We do not expect financial gains from volunteers or from Workaway. We need skilled individuals from whom we can learn and who can also experience our great culture and traditions
    We established a Healthcare Association. With this organisation we estbalished a hospital, where I worked from 2006 to 2014. During that period, the hospital established the Farm. The farm is an extension of the hoptal where we intend to do behavioural therapy, preventive medicne and teach environmental awareness among other activities. The Healthcare Association, the medical center and Farm are all one entity.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • 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

N° de référence hôte : 724665218661