Come we work together on this beautiful island

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Come we work together on this beautiful island

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionWe are a local family in Mfangano Island,Kenya and we are happy to share our home with the world. We welcome solo travelers, couples, families, groups and students from anywhere in the world to come to our door, to stay with us, and dine with us; our hospitality is truly unique.To experience real cultural exchange and much more, come to Mfangano Island and be our guest.We offer out door self interacting enthusiastic environment offering a unique place to stay based on a simple way of living,in close interaction with nature giving full possibility to disconnect from technological distractions and high tempo city lifestyle. We are located somewhere not so far and not so close depending with where you are.Due north,a beautiful mountain range covered by green vegetation that supports African monkeys and several species of birds, down is the world’s second largest fresh water Lake (victoria)offering best fishing, swimming, and water sporting opportunities. In the east, a observable rising sun is daily observed to its sunset due west in the evening (12hours) as it disappear in the massive water horizon, as the very visible stars and the great moon takes over. Cultural reserves are intact including sacred grounds (ancestral ritual grounds) and ancient rock painting.Eco-diversity stands our pride, and these surrounds our home and farm.

    We welcome volunteers to come and help us in our organic farm. Because we are also working on construction volunteers who have the skills are welcomed. We are also working in supporting widows around the Island and offering financial support to orphans and needy children in our region. COME and ENJOY working with WIDOWS and ORPHANS with us. There is also a literacy Library for both old and young generation. We enjoy spending time with the kids and old people to teach them how to read and write. You can be among the few who might have chance to teach the grandma’s how to read and write as they also teach you our local languages and Swahili.

    Computer Literacy program is not left behind we also teach the kids basic computer skills to help them during their study and research so that they may fit in the technological world.Currently am also learning how to code. Any volunteer who have the experience and skills to help teach me go through the curriculum is really welcomed.

    This is the only place to be,Come to this Fun,Loving and Magical Environment and share the best experiences together.

    Welcome!! Welcome all!! Welcome anytime!!
  • LocationKenya, Homa Bay County

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Art project
    Building
    Charity work
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
    Help with eco project
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Other
  • Hours per day You as a well wisher, donor, volunteer it is you choice to choose which kind of work you are comfortable with. Time expected to work a day is 1-3 hours but you are free to add your working hours if interested.
  • Work requirements: As a helper you are expected to get involved into family projects as well as community projects like:
    1. Gardening that is digging, weeding, pruning and harvesting depending on the season you arrive
    2. Computer literacy in case you have knowhow
    3. Fundraising for the needy children, our farming gears, women and youth's empowerment
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: As much as you can
  • Maximum number of helpers: 20
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, kiswahili
  • Has pets? Yes there are pets
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: There are rooms for volunteers in each room there are beds, pillows, free space for your lagage and air conditioners
  • Additional info
  • You are highly welcome in the beatiful Mfangano and during your free time their are Mfangano sisters islands around lake Victoria you like to visit them and Mfangano hills welcome