Environmental Nature Project

The Placement consist of:

  • Edible and non-edible oil processing
  • Bio-diesel production
  • Mushroom growing

The programmer involves research and development of alternative renewable energy sources. Current focus include bio-diesel, solar and wind energy. The main target groups for this project are women, local institutions and small enterprises. Major progress has been achieved in the area of bio-diesel, with the acquisition of processing equipment with capacity of 800 litres.

Volunteers can take a variety of tasks, depending on your education, work experience and the duration of your stay. Activities could vary from helping with landscaping and farming to assisting with the oil production or working at Sunflower processing facility where sunflower is processed. It is also possible to train community members in topics such as entrepreneurship .

Research projects includes:

• Research on possibilities for organic farming
• Effects of climate change
• Prevention of bird predation
• Effects of programmes on gender-equality
• Market surveys
• Identification of marketable non-wood forest products
• Product Development
• Feasibility study for windmills
• Support with baseline surveys (research)
• Research on (eco) tourism possibilities and small tourism-related industries (souvenirs etc.)
• Research on how water availability affects small-scale farmers

You are welcome for this placement if you meet the following requirements:
• For interns: You are in the final year of a Bachelor or Master study in one of the following fields: (organic) agriculture, livestock / poultry, forestry, water management / irrigation, business, marketing, ICT, development studies, anthropology or human geography;
• You are available for at least 3 months;
• You can work independently;
• You are flexible and can adapt easily to different cultural circumstances;
• You are comfortable to live in a rural environment with limited facilities and leisure opportunities;
• You have enough funds to pay for your ticket, insurance and living expenses.

Program Cost

First 4 Weeks: USD1,290

Extra 1 Week: USD 200

Age Range: 18 or above

Included in Program Fee
• All Food
• All Accommodations
• Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Pick Up
• Transport to Project Location
• In-Country Orientation
• Volunteer Project
• Cultural Excursions
• 24/7 Country Coordination
•Transfer to Nairobi Hotel the First Night on Full Board
Sim Card for your Cell Phone and a Credit Airtime Kshs.100
Transfer Back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight back home on completion of your program

Not Included in Program Fee
• Airfare
• Visa Fee
• Vaccinations
• Internet
• Phone Calls