Rusinga Island, Homabay County - Kenya - Projet permanent
Education - Agriculture
- Volontariat International
- 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 2 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 250 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 epicentre, 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 which was established with an overall objective of providing education to the children around the community. The project’s main aim is promote and demonstrate sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.
CIVS Kenya is a community development agency operating especially in the marginalized and poverty-stricken rural areas of Kenya. We pursue 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”. We believe that people should retain the responsibility for their own development while CIVS supports, guides and mentors their efforts with innovative and customized high quality services. CIVS achieves this aims through its two program areas: International Voluntary Service (IVS) and Community Development.
Permaculture which generally involves farm work 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 Assisting with general cleaning to the old and sick Weeding, slashing and clearing of bushes Soil conservation and planting of trees in the nearby schools Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.
Emplacement & Temps libre
The project is located in Rusinga Island, Homabay County of Kenya. CIVS Kenya organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya. Volunteers, who wish to participate, should let us know as soon as possible in order to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry fees, accommodation and tour guiding. The cost of a 3 days safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 340 Euro.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction and project placement. Our monthly orientation seminar starts on the first Monday every month. It would be good if the volunteers can arrive at least one day before the orientation starts. Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and mosquito net are necessary.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities. Participation fee: 250€ for 1 month / 200€ per month when the project lasts at least 2 months. The fee is non-refundable and has to be paid upfront or upon arrival in full. The fee paid covers the following services: Airport transfers 3-day orientation seminar Introduction to the city Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration Coordination and office support