About Badilisha Eco-Village
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 the local population towards a more holistic and responsible way.
- Impact and improve the life of the local community
- Learn about permaculture practices
- Free time on the weekend to discover Kenya
- CIVS organizes tours and safaris to spectacular sites of interest in Kenya
- Affordable fees which include airport pick up, accommodation, meals, orientation and 24/7 support
Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture, farm design techniques, and ethics, earth care, people care, and sharing the 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 within the project that provides education to vulnerable children around the community. The project’s main aim is to promote and demonstrate sustainable practices, in particular food production and domestic issues, guided by the ethics and principles of permaculture.
CIVS solely depends on volunteer contributions to support its activities.
The fee has to be paid upfront on arrival in full.
It covers the following services:
- Airport transfers (Arrival and Departure)
- 3-day orientation seminar
- Introduction to the city
- Accommodation and food during orientation and during placement duration
- Coordination and office support
The following costs are NOT included:
- Visa costs and ticket flight
- Local travelling: from the office to the project
- Direct donations to the project
- Cost of sightseeing
- Cost of drinks like soda, beer, mineral water etc.
All volunteers taking part in this project will be picked up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
There will be an orientation seminar for new volunteers lasting three days including Nairobi city introduction.
For easier hosting, the project admits atleast 2-3 volunteers at a time and not 1 volunteer. Volunteers will be accommodated at the project or in a host family by the project where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.
Sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and mosquito net are necessary. You can also bring photos of your country, clothes, books, pens, toys etc
During weekends, volunteers can visit :
- Lake Victoria,
- Kisumu Museum,
- the Equator line
- Kisumu city
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 Masai Mara National Reserve is 400 Euros by Tour van and 480 Euros by a Landcruiser jeep. It includes:
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the evening
Day 2 Maasai Mara: game viewing drive in the morning and the evening
Day 3: Nairobi – Maasai Mara game viewing drive in the early morning
The volunteer will be an integral part of community life:
- Permaculture generally involves farm work activities like digging, weeding, slashing, mulching and clearing bushes in the project’s farm
- Assisting the old and sick in doing general cleaning in their homesteads such as: doing laundry and washing dirty utensils during visits:
- Engaging in environment conservation activities such as collecting litter at the center’s compound, slashing and clearing bushes, and planning and coordinating environment conservation awareness and campaign days.
- Soil conservation activities to manage soil erosion and improve soil fertility such as planting trees and making biodegradable manure for farm use
- Beach cleanup exercises to improve sanitation and hygiene around the community
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