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Experience Island Life and Help Build a Sustainable Home for vulnerable children on Mfangano Island, Kenya

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  • Última atividade: 5 dez. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    Welcome to Mfangano Island, a picturesque paradise in Lake Victoria, Kenya, where
    the azure waters meet lush greenery, and vibrant culture thrives. We invite you to join
    us in a unique Workaway experience that combines community engagement,
    sustainable construction, and immersion in the local way of life.
    Project Overview: We are embarking on an exciting journey to construct a
    sustainable home on the captivating Mfangano Island. Our mission is not just to
    build a house but to create a haven learning centre for young children that embodies eco-friendliness, community
    involvement, and cultural richness. We need your help to make this vision a reality!
    What We Need: Our construction project encompasses various tasks that volunteers
    with a wide range of skills can contribute to. Here's how you can get involved:
    1. Debris Clearance:
    ● Help us clear debris from the building site, bringing it back to the foundation
    level for a fresh start.
    2. Sustainable Building:
    ● Utilize locally sourced materials like sand, stone, plastic botle and water to build sturdy
    walls that blend with the island's natural beauty.
    ● Assist in obtaining other materials through donations, such as cement, metal
    sheeting, and new tools.
    3. Carpentry Skills:
    ● Showcase your carpentry skills by crafting doors, ceilings, and windows that
    reflect the island's unique charm.
    ● Contribute to the creation of furniture, including beds and dressers, that will
    furnish the home.
    4. Glass Artistry:
    ● Work on creating windows that not only let in the island's radiant sunshine but
    also add a touch of artistry to our project.
    5. Eco-conscious Construction:
    ● Participate in the construction of a veranda/porch using eco-bricks, which are
    recycled bricks made from plastic bottles. This initiative aligns with our
    commitment to sustainability.
    6. Flooring :
    ● Get involved in the flooring process and assist with tasks
    necessary to bring the building to life.
    What We Offer:
    ● An immersive cultural experience on Mfangano Island, where you can engage
    with the local community, learn about their traditions, and make lasting
    ● Accommodation in a communal setting, allowing you to live, eat, and share
    experiences with fellow volunteers.
    ● Delicious, locally sourced meals that introduce you to the island's culinary
    ● An opportunity to be part of a meaningful, sustainable project that will
    positively impact the community and environment.
    ● A chance to explore the natural beauty of Mfangano Island, from its pristine
    beaches to its lush landscapes.
    Join Us: If you're passionate about sustainability, eager to learn, and excited to
    contribute to a transformative construction project, we invite you to join us on
    Mfangano Island. Together, we'll build not just a house, but a brighter future for this
    incredible community.
    Contact us today to embark on this unforgettable journey!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Companhia para idosos
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    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

    While on exchange volunteers can benefit from a multitude of unique life experiences. They can also have a tour exposer around Mfangano Island at their own expense. To put it simply, the exchange is eternally awesome! Here are our top five reasons why going on exchange with us is a worthwhile life experience:

    1) Experience a new culture and learn a new language
    2) Being part of a sustainable project to save Mfangano Island natural resources
    3) Make friends from all around the world
    4) Get a ‘second family’
    5) Personal development

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

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

  • Ajuda


    At the moment we like to join forces and focus on finishing our house. This involves building the walls, the roof and the floor.

    Also we work on plumbing,, the latrine and paintings.

    We kindly ask volunteers to participate.

  • Idiomas

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

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I want my kids to learn some good English

  • Acomodação


    Volunteers will stay in a separate house.
    Apart from the bedrooms there is a living room, a kitchen for cooking, a shower and a latrine.

    Solar panels provide electricity and Wi-Fi is available.

    The house is surrounded by trees, which give shadow. The component has direct access to the lake and a great view.

    We can acommondate more than 5 people. 3 meals a day/6 days a week will be cooking for the volunteers. Sunday is a special day! The volunteers will cook for the family for food exchange.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Mfangano Island is a nature-lovers paradise with plenty of birdlife, hikes and peaks with stunning panoramic views. We are on the east side of the island and exposed to sun rise, but there is much to see and experience on the other parts of the island as well as the other nearby islands on your days off.
    We either walk or take boat and motorcycles around (no more cars on the island !) and there are motor boats to transport people to different points on the island. It is possible to walk the whole ring road around the island in one day (if you start very early in the morning !).

  • 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

    We have good conection. Our WI-FI in is very steady.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have a big space and flat for more cars to pack.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We have dogs and cats

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    Maximum 2 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • ...

    Este anfitrião cobra uma taxa

    Saiba mais
    USD 5 a day for food
Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 364274667616

Comentário (17)



Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.4)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.9)

Comunicação: (4.2)

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