Learn Permaculture and get a certificate in the Homa Bay community, Kenya

My name is Paul and as a Permaculture Teacher and Designer, my mission is to bring permaculture knowledge & technology to my community and farming group that we are working with.

We are a approved Register Community Base Organization {CBO} permaculture farming group with the Government of Kenya, and working with the following farming groups under our big umbrella to achieved their success in helping their community through hard work and working together {Dala Mor Farming Group, Dero community Farming Garden Group, Nyathuon gweno organic farm, Mwai organic farm, Leo organic farm, Kakayando organic farm and they were facing climatic changes, low investment, and relative, isolation, the main headquarter office are situated in the south western part of kawiya village located in the northern part of korayo sub location, Kochia central location, Rangwe district in Homabay county -Kenya. 

We are a open farming group, we welcome many more volunteers to come in as we love you to work with our farming groups for knowledge sharing and community interaction.

The village is 10sq km with a population of 1800 people, one public school, three privates schools and 15 churches, the primary occupations in the village are sustenance farming, carpentry, blacksmith, tailoring and small business which are under lake Victoria ecosystem environmental, with a vision to educate and empowered the rural community to escape extreme poverty.
We envision a community where young and adult people who are willing to work gets trained and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming through sharing the information and new farming technology/innovation on Permaculture and Organic farming to facilitate an open source approach to decentralized Permaculture education.

We are focusing to support practice and policies that will sustain young & adult ,independent and prosperous farmers now and in the future through Re-connecting with the Earth care and people care through gardening, knowledge and experiences that lead to more holistic sustainable life and escape from extreme poverty as we are committed to:
  • 1- Treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness
  • 2- Taking both personal and group responsibility including:
  • • being accountable for our actions
  • • measuring and sharing our contribution to the community
  • • making and keeping commitments
  • 3- Demonstrating openness, honesty, clarity, good faith and integrity in all our communications and encouraging shared leadership in our community.
  • 4- A participatory decision-making and conflict resolution process.

VOLUNTEERING HELPING HAND OPPORTUNITIES

Our major issue at this moment is that we welcome the knowledgeable/skilled volunteers to come and help in upgrading of the bellow mention program. and help spreading awareness about our permaculture farm project around the world to maintain it as well as further develop and improve through education on organic and sustainable agriculture eg:
volunteering travel
  • ~Permaculture and Organic farming
  • ~Farming and Gardening
  • ~Horticultural farming
  • ~Teaching
  • ~Sports education
  • ~Administration and project management
  • ~Networking & collaboration of the project
  • ~Computer and internet online and growth
  • ~Community charity work eg working with the community groups.
  • ~Spiritual program
  • -Designing of the project website

Cultural exchange and learning opportunities


They will have the opportunities to explore the village, makes friends, learn more about our community culture and see many interesting sites and game parks, he or she will awarded certificates of excellent and he or she will have opportunities to learn more about Organic lifestyles in our community to makes a difference! 

Think Global-act Local!

Volunteers will participate in public tours, get a special price on various courses that take place at our permaculture project, enjoy any kind of events that are being hosted by us, and take part in many other community activities

Languages spoken

English,Kiswahili & Dholuo

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be perfect as the volunteers will be with the hosting family in their home through home base care accommodation,to promote social integration and cultural exchange.

Volunteers will share feeding cost with the hosting family as we will recommend for our volunteers him to share a small contribution of 5USD per day for food as we the hosting family we will provide the remaining most needed required materials for the volunteers like private safe sleeping room, bedding's [bed, blanket, Bed sheets, mosquitoes nets and others] & clean and boiling water, solar electricity power.

As The volunteers will share everyday life experience with the host family spend time together, cook food, shared meals, exchange ideas discuss way forward how he or she can help in Networking the project to world map and also laugh together as a family.

We also advice volunteers to Bringing their own basics such as soap, toothpaste, a first aid kit, special dietary requirements will help both you and me as your host. Strong shoes, gloves and work clothes are essential.

The volunteer period of staying should be a week/ two weeks or less, but it depends on how he or she had a plan time frame of staying with the hosting family, the volunteer could read novels, playing with the community childrens, share story with our local people, can explore the village and learn our language, can make a field trip for site seeing like game park, kit mikai, Lake Victoria boat riding tour to places like OBOLO BOLO For hippo/Sikri for monkey & Soklo for Holy cave, even organize a playing with the community like playing football, netball, volley ball and running event, the host family had a bicycles, a volunteer can used for exploring the village, or the only cheap and available means of transport are Motor bicycle.

Directions

when you come to the project this are the instruction:
From Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international air port-take flight to kisumu international air port, then from there the host will pick you at the air port to the project site, then we will used a public car from kisumu whereby one person used 300ksh to homabay,from homabay 100ksh to Rodi then from Rodi 100ksh to the project site

Contact details

E-mail: permoafrica@gmail.com

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