Food security for Bedouins

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Discover Bedouin lifestyles, new desert agriculture techniques, give back to the community & exchange cultural experiences. Make a lasting impact in Nuweiba. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

About Habiba Community

Habiba Community is committed to transforming the lives of local Bedouin communities through promoting sustainable agriculture and permaculture. We do this by empowering the Bedouin we employ to experiment with organic farming, helping them to not only grow their own produce, but to conduct their own research into how best to make use of the resources around us. We also run programs for the economic and educational empowerment of women who have more restrictions on their lives. Our goal at the farm is to help the local Bedouin leave and create their own farms, thus creating employment, food security and a sense of commitment to the future of our shared environment. Our goal through the women empowerment program is to provide opportunities for the Bedouin women to improve their lives. Habiba aspires to set a successful example to be followed by locals across the Sinai Peninsula.

Habiba Community is based in Nuweiba, South Sinai with the Sinai Mountains on one side and sandy beaches with turquoise waters on the other. The farm is based on a plot of what was empty desert, and has transformed it into a production hub of locally grown organic vegetables, as well as a center for research in sustainable desert agriculture. We are a center for research and regularly collaborate and conduct knowledge transfer with the Desert Research Center as well agricultural research facilities around the world.

Habiba also aims to promote the importance of conservation. We teach the local communities the benefits of organic farming practices, showing that it not only benefits the individuals who consume the produce, but also the environment as a whole.

Habiba welcomes volunteers, students conducting research, and experts. This page is focused on volunteer opportunities. If you are a student looking for a friendly environment for agricultural research, or an expert who wishes to share your knowledge via speeches and workshops, please contact us via our website. We’d love to have you.

Volunteering at the Organic Farm

The goal of this project is to help Bedouin organic farmers with their research and experimental farming projects. You will help them discover new desert agricultural techniques and exchange cultural experiences.

This is a unique opportunity for you to work with the Bedouin side-by-side, for you to learn to see the world through their eyes, and to give them a chance to do the same with you.

By participating in this project you will be empowering local Bedouin to create their own food security in an uncertain world, as well as to teach them not only to farm in the desert, but to conduct desert farming research to continue innovating on their own. Our metric for success is when one of our farmers can leave to create their own experimental farm elsewhere in the desert.

The recreational activities available in the Red Sea and the neighboring mountains and valleys are endless and breathtaking. The coast is dotted with popular snorkeling and diving sites, and nearby cities of Taba and Dahab offer many tourist activities. Weekly excursions to Dahab offer an opportunity to enjoy the "city" scene and easy transportation is available to Sharm el Sheikh, St Catherine, Cairo, and many other locations in Egypt.

Training

You will spend a few days at Habiba Organic Farm learning desert farming, water management techniques and waste management in order to be able to train the Bedouin community.

What should I bring?

Sun protection including lightweight clothing to cover your head, neck and shoulders, mosquito repellant, sturdy shoes, work gloves, beach gear, and a sense of adventure. Most of the above is available in shops around Dahab and Nuweiba, but its preferable to buy your quality shoes and cargo gear before arriving. Winter gets chilly, even in Sinai, especially in January and February, so bring warm clothes for the evenings.

Tagesablauf

You will interact with community members at the Habiba Organic Farm. You will spend time doing organic farming, helping with projects run by local community members and generally interacting with them.Work varies by season and the most critical time is autumn, starting mid-September.

A general day will start by going to the farm around daybreak. Work will begin at dawn, and will consist of

  • Helping local farmers with their agricultural research projects, with will involve planting, cleaning, harvesting and other general research farm work
  • Assisting in construction and maintenance of farm buildings and infrastructure
  • Plant maintenance, composting, sifting soil for the Sinai Palm Foundation
  • Interacting with members of the community and participating in knowledge exchange

Generally you will return to the Habiba Village around 11am for a late breakfast, followed by a couple of hours more work either at the farm or at the village.

Volunteers work six days a week, with excursions typically planned on the seventh day, unless of course you prefer to rest at the lodge.

After work, the afternoons are for you to relax at the beachside area. Dinner is served at 7pm, and usually is vegetarian, home-style food, made entirely with produce from the organic farm. Most people will never have tasted vegetables like these!

Freizeitaktivitäten

Nuweiba has many affordable activities and excursions to offer. 

There are numerous dive centers around, which can both train you in diving and rent you gear. You can also arrange camel rides as day-trips and multi-day excursions. There are also yoga, meditation and craft centers around Nuweiba, boat trips and safaris.

Please communicate with your host if something you’re interested in will take more than a few hours and will interrupt with your volunteer work. We will discuss timing and possible adjustments to your daily accommodation rate.

Please note that excursions are not included in the volunteer rate.

Swimming
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Climbing
Hiking
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Voraus­setzungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Knowledge of: farming, carpentering, composting, bio-dynamics, organic husbandry
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Samstag und Sonntag von 06:00 - 12:30

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Habiba

First of all your contribution is highly appreciated to enable us supporting our community towards food security.

you will have best 2 vegetarian meals plus some times you will participate in cooking and exchange precipices 

Unterkunft

We provide volunteers with accommodation at the guest house in the farm or at Habiba Beach lodge on the sandy beaches of Nuweiba. Each room is equipped with beds, sheets, and views the Aqaba Gulf.  Habiba Beach lodge is in walking distance of the farm and the markets of Nuweiba. 

Doppelzimmer Camping
Verpflegung

The meals are vegetarian and many components are from the organic farm. We also provide bottled water, hot drinks like tea or Nescafe (3 times per day)  and fruits (served 3 times per week) .

You can also get fresh fish, chicken or meat for an additional fee.

The chef at Habiba Beach Lodge can satisfy all of your culinary wishes, but any special requirements should be communicated prior to arrival. Traditional Egyptian cuisine is our standard. Volunteers are free to cook their own meals with the ingredients provided by the Lodge or any other ingredients they wish to buy from local markets. The meals provided are mainly vegetarian to rhyme with our concept of farming and self sustainability. Our organic veggies from the farm make superb salads, soups and sauces.

Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) in Sharm el Sheikh. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Ägypten zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Ägypten bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Ägypten antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Ägypten überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 800
4 Wochen
$ 1.400
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 4.000
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 367 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Habiba wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Habiba während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Food security for Bedouins

Discover Bedouin lifestyles, new desert agriculture techniques, give back to the community & exchange cultural experiences. Make a lasting impact in Nuweiba.

$367/week

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