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

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  • Última atividade: 27 fev. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: Sem período mínimo



  • Descrição


    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 ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Companhia para idosos
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    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.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    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.

    Material Help/contribution

    There other many other things at home that might be of excess and/or slightly defect that could be of great contribution to the local community. Some things are:

    - pen and pencils,
    - Study books,
    - Story books,
    - Clothes and shoes,
    - Torch lights,
    - Old electronic devices
    - Memory cards
    - External DVD Drive
    - External Hard Drive
    - USB driver
    - Phones
    - Laptops (minimum working conditions)

    Access to these materials are sometimes harder and therefore we appreciate your contribution. If you have any question regarding other materials that are not listed, don’t hesitate to reach out! We are happy to answer all your questions!

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Luo: Fluente
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluente

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

  • Acomodação


    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 mais...

    Algo mais...

    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.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

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

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais


  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    5 hours per day for five days in a week.

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    Este anfitrião cobra uma taxa

    Saiba mais
    US$5 per day to help with food costs
Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 311973358491

Comentário (9)


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