Badilisha Eco Village
Homa Bay County of Kenya - Kenya - Chantier court terme
Environnemental - Work with kids - Education
- Chantier International
- 30-11-2019 - 21-12-2019
- 20 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 265 EUR de frais de participation
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 Centre. 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.
The Centre For International Voluntary Service (CIVS Kenya) is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. It pursues an integrated socio-economic and cultural development approach in the fight against poverty and social exclusion of Kenyan communities under the maxim “development by people”. CIVS believes that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while they support, guide and mentor their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services. CIVS achieves these aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service and Community Development.
Permaculture which generally involves formwork 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 clean-up exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community
Logement & Nourriture
Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping bag and mat. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and the volunteers will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
Emplacement & Temps libre
In this workcamp, volunteers can visit Rusinga, Mafangano Islands and Tom Mboya Moseleum, which are about 1 hour and 2-hours drive respectively from the project. CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding. Safari dates: 27th November – 29th December 2019 Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc. All volunteers who want to participate in this project will be invited to attend the preparation session (le week-end de préparation au départ) organised by Solidarités Jeunesses before their departure.