Workcamp: Badilisha Eco Village

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Program Description

Project Location: Rusinga Island, Homa Bay County of Kenya
Orientation date: 04th November 2017 from 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 05th November – 24th November 2017
Safari dates: 01st November – 03rd November 2017
Theme: Agriculture 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 living on Rusinga Island, who face challenges such as food insecurity, HIV/AIDS and 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 of living. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, care for people 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.
The project aims at promoting and demonstrating sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.


- Mulching, seeding, harvesting and planting
- Beach cleanup exercises
- Soil conservation and tree planting within the school compound
- Supporting the needy and elderly community members with general cleaning and other related works


The volunteers has to be over 18 and highly motivated to contribute to the project objectives.

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What`s Included

- Airport pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi upon arrival & Airport drop off
- Up to 3 nights' accommodation in Nairobi
- Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Center Tour before the workcamp
- Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site - Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Workcamp facilitation (foodstuffs and accomodation) and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
- Certificate of participation for the volunteer
- All administrative costs
- possibility: 3-day Safari to Masai Mara National Reserve, 330 Euro

What to Bring: mosquito net, sleeping bag&mat, torch, toiletries, first-aid kit, sandals, sunscreen

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Rusinga Island, Kenya

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Program Details

CIVS Comunity Service
  • Kenya: Rusinga Island
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
265 Euros
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