CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Short-Term Volunteering

Badilisha Eco-Village

June 2021
Badilisha eco village1

Orientation date: 5 June 2021, 10:00 am
Start and End dates: 6 - 23 June 2021
Safari dates: 2 - 4 June 2021
Theme: Promotion of permaculture and environment conservation
No. of Volunteers: 15

 

Project Profile

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. Badilisha Eco Village promotes permaculture farm design techniques and ethics: Earth care, people care, and share of 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 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.

Location

Rusinga Island, Homabay County of Kenya.

Workcamp activities

  • Permaculture which generally involves farm work activities
  • 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

Accommodation and Sites of Interest

Accommodation will be at the project in this workcamp and it is important that you have your own sleeping mat and a sleeping bag. During the workcamp, volunteers will get food from locally available foodstuffs and will share the responsibility of preparing the food.
In this workcamp, volunteers will have a chance to do evening nature walks, home visits, cultural meetings, and games. During weekends volunteers can visit the Rusinga hills, Mafangano Islands, and Tom Mboya Mausoleum. We advise volunteers not to swim in the lake since it is contaminated with parasites.

Camp Fees

Volunteers participating in this project will be required to pay 265 Euros. This cost will include: -

  • Airport pick up upon arrival & Airport drop off after the workcamp
  • Up to 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi
  • Introduction to Kenyan life through a Nairobi City Centre tour before the workcamp
  • Workcamp Orientation at the CIVS office in Nairobi or the workcamp site
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Workcamp facilitation and mentoring of volunteers by an experienced workcamp leader
  • Certificate of participation for the volunteer
  • All administrative costs

Safari Option

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: 2 – 4 June 2021

Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park at 340 Euro

If you need more information or have questions, please contact us.

Center for International Voluntary Service (CIVS)
Phone: +254 (20) 780909, +254 (20) 786658
Mobile: +254 722 210968
E-mail: info@civskenya.com