During the work camp, volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in a training about fair trade, workshops with local artisans, some agricultural work supporting the women of Dagga Dialaw village. The volunteers will also support the organisation of a festival on the wonderful beach of Yoff (100 mt from the activity place) and they will work with Senegalese artists in order to create frescoes and pieces of furniture that will be installed in the partner organisation’s seat.
1 free day is planned for excursions to Goree Island (Ile des esclaves, Unesco heritage). The Jahkarlo staff will be available for the volunteers to organise the Day Off at best. (The fee does not include the Day off).
Accomodation and food
Volunteers will be hosted in the Jahkarlo’s hostel in shared rooms (3-4 pax per room) with shared bathroom. The staff of the local organisation Jahkarlo will prepare meals (offering the possibility to taste the traditional Senegalese food) but volunteers will also have the possibility to prepare international food.
Blankets, sheets and mosquito net are provided in the hostel, you need to bring towels.
Location and leisure
Dakar - Senegal / Toubab Dialaw - Senegal (Toubab Dialaw is a village around 40 Kms from Dakar.) Volunteers will have workshops in Dakar and some activities in Toubab Dialaw during the day and will go back to Dakar in the evening. The training activities will be held in Dakar.
Project hosted by
The work camp is organized by: Karibuny, an Italian NGO that has worked in Senegal since 1999 in fair trade projects, Jahkarlo a Senegalese NGO that works in cultural activities and international cooperation projects
Dakar – airport Blaise Diagne. Direct bus to Dakar (cost 600 FCFA/4€). Jahkarlo will provide the needed information and will pick the volunteers up at the Dakar Grand Yoff bus station.
YAP project-related motivation form is required. Volunteers should have a keen interest in fair trade issues.
Please specify if vegetarians, with food intolerances.
Vaccination: yellow fever, compulsory if coming from endemic countries/more than 6 hours stopover in airports of endemic country.
The local NGO runs a small hostel to support its projects in Senegal, and it will allow privileged terms to the volunteers who may want to move up their arrival or to extend their stay.
The training activities will be in English. Basic knowledge of French is still recommended.
EXTRA FEE: 300 EUR. YAP project-related motivation form is required. Volunteers should have a keen interest in fair trade issues.