Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€
- Code : G/KEN/A2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
THE GREEN LION
Agriculture is the main economic backbone of Kenya as well as the primary source of income for basic households in many parts of the country. Gatanga is one of those places, and local villagers spend their lives harvesting fruits, vegetables and coffee as well as taking care of their livestock. In this program, you’ll get the chance to experience the authentic countryside of Kenya by living amongst locals and helping out the villagers in their farms. Your tasks will include: Cutting and cleaning up the grass areas around the farm Planting, watering, picking fruits Helping take care of the livestock Various other community needs… Working up close with local farmers will not only teach you new skills, but will also get you immersed in a new culture and lifestyle.
About the Accommodation You will be accommodated in our center. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will also be expected to clean up after yourself and play your part in keeping the accommodation neat and organized. Food Arrangements Food served will mainly be Kenyan food, which consists of meats, vegetables, potato, eggs, bread, pancakes (commonly known as “chapatti”) and fruits such as oranges, bananas and avocadoes.
Gatanga Village will be your new home and will give you the chance to see authentic rural Kenya. Close by is Thika, an industrial town where you will be able to find anything you need. Nairobi is not too far either, and you can head there during the weekend for nights out or sightseeing. Likewise, there are many natural areas in close proximity to Gatanga, a simple example are Fourteen Falls, a set of waterfalls that will leave you awestruck.
There are no further requirements. Modest clothing (covering the knees and shoulders) is recommended Please bring work gloves, work shoes, hat and sun protection.