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Work camp: Badilisha Eco Village

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Program Description

Project Location: Homa Bay County of Kenya
Orientation date: 01st of December 2018 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 02nd December – 21st December 2018
Safari dates: 29th November – 31st November 2018
Theme: Agro-forestry and Environmental conservation
No. of Volunteers: 10 - 20
Badilisha means “change” in Swahili. Badilisha Eco Village aims to bring change to the lives of people on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS, lack of education among other pressing issues. It also seeks to inspire change in the general paradigms of local population towards a more holistic and responsible way. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, people care and share of surplus. It is a model farm, or epicenter, for both sustainable agriculture and holistic community development. Badilisha successfully hosted a Permaculture Development Course in March 2011 and aims to become an International Permaculture Center. There is a primary school also within the project that was established with an overall objective of providing education to the children around the community.

Highlights

Work camp activities:
Permaculture which generally involves farmwork activities like digging, weeding, slashing, mulching and clearing of bushes in the project’s farm
Teaching of mathematics, english and creative arts subject in the school
Home visits during the afternoon and assisting with general cleaning to the old and sick
Weeding, slashing and clearing of bushes
Soil conservation and planting of trees in the school compound
Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community

Qualifications

Age: above 18 years from (If you are below 18 years you need a written consent from a guardian)
A positive attitude towards independent progress of others
A willingness to adapt to local conditions
A desire to interact and understand other people’s culture and philosophy of life
Be open-minded and willing to freely exchange ideas, information and experiences without imposing your own values on others

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
Certificate of participation for the volunteer
All administrative costs

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Program Locations

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Program Details

Provider:
CIVS Comunity Service
Location
  • Kenya: Rusinga island
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
265 Euros

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