Content and App Creator

Africa Startup MyFarm
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Coordinator | lucas
Coordinator | lucas
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High­lights

The content creator's role is to get involved with everything at MyFarm and then help us turn all our educational activities into apps to be used across the world!
A simple nutrition activity we do at the farm everyday can help so many people worldwide, it just needs to be turned into a format that has no boundaries.
Help out in our specialised agricultural training programs. We teach anyone and everyone about innovative agricultural techniques and teach locals "how to make money" using agriculture.
Watching the children learn to learn in our universe of educational apps and games is such a fulfilling experience. Your Job will be to help us expand this universe.
Education is the foundation for a better future...Help us to build those foundations for as many people as possible in the world!
At MyFarm we make educational apps for everything we do. The content creator's role is to observe and get involved in activities, and create the content into our system. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Help Us Educate The World!
MyFarm is the creative hub of our organisation where we test, trial, and improve educational concepts, that are then used across the world! It is the centre of a far-reaching educational movement we believe can change the world! 

Volunteers specifically making content for us have the opportunity to see their creations used all over the world!

Every week at MyFarm you will be assigned a topic of activities to get involved with. You will take notes, pictures, and videos of everything you do and we will help you create educational apps around that topic. Sometimes you will be assigned farming activities or environmental science, even just fun educational games children can play at home. 

What is our educational universe of apps?
Leap Learning, our implementation partner has developed a universe of educational apps with everything from foundational numeracy to creativity and music, the educational potential is unlimited! These apps are used by hundreds of thousands of children and adults across the globe...This all starts at MyFarm.

Each app is designed to make students feel like they are mastering learning and therefore eager to learn more and more!

Education is the foundation for a better future...we have made it our mission to build those foundations all over the world!

Typical day

Wake Up Its A Beautiful Morning


You will wake up in the tranquility of our gardens in the canopy of mango trees to the sound of birds chirping. 

Take a stroll around the beautiful farm, if you choose to you can help feed the many animals we have on-site or help out in the gardens.

Children Are Excited To Learn At MyFarm
At 9am excited children will start arriving at the farm, and you will see on their faces they are excited to learn in our amazing Learning Labs and gardens. Spend the morning with them getting involved with everything they do.

Every day delicious traditional Gambian lunches are served and we all sit and eat as a family. You'll try everything when you at MyFarm...Domoda, benechin, palm oil, and the popular polassis.

After lunch you will either head back with the children or help to develop vital content for the apps with our expert educational team.

The great thing about MyFarm is that we have so much going on. You can either stick to a schedule, or you can get involved in a bit of everything :)

Typical Day Program
  • 7.30-8am - Wake up
  • 9am - Get involved with educational activities
  • 11.30am - Break time and farm activities
  • 12pm - Take pictures of everything going on at the farm
  • 2pm - Lunch
  • 3pm - Create content around the mornings activities
  • 4pm - Education in the garden
  • 5pm - Work ends
  • 5-late - Free time

Free-time activities

We are very flexible at MyFarm, usually volunteers work Monday-Friday, but this is not fixed. Sometimes you may work during the week and sometimes the weekend, it just depends on whats happening at the time.

Experience The Real Africa

Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, that doesn't mean that there is not much going on. Gambia has so much to offer.

Spend time upcountry (rural Gambia) for a true African experience. Upcountry is beautiful and our team know all the tips to make you have the most wonderful time. Highlights include Wassu stone circles, take a boat ride with Gambia's wild hippos or visit the incredible chimpanzee rehabilitation project. Upcountry you will find all sorts of amazing wildlife, including crocodiles, baboons, hippos, red colubus monkeys, hundreds of bird species and much more.

Bird Watching 

Gambia is famous for its birds, in face there are over 700 resident species in the country...amazing for such a small place. The thick mangroves forests hugging the coastal and river regions is just the perfect sanctuary, you will get to experience all of this during your stay

Spend Your Weekends In Gambia's Many Eco Lodges

Gambia has so many amazing eco lodges. Most of them are set in thick jungle, use composting toilet and all have their own vegetable gardens. These eco lodges are beautiful places to be and we have great contacts with all of them, many will even offer discounts to Myfarm volunteers so you will get the best deals too. Footsteps eco lodge and Nemasu are particular highlights in the coastal region. At Bintang Bolong lodge you may even be lucky enough to see dolphins more than 60 miles in land.

Other Highlights
  • Kayaking through the mangroves at Tanji
  • Crocodile pool in Bakau
  • Beautiful beaches
  • quad biking through the jungle
  • Bird watching in Gunjur
  • Boat trip to Senegal 
  • Coastal festivals in March
  • Many restaurants with cusiene from around the world
Gambia really does have so much to offer for such a small country so you will not be disappointed :)

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Excellent computer skills. Good Photography. Organised and fast learner
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Africa Startup MyFarm

Accommodation, airport pickup, lunch 6 days a week is all included in this price.

Airport Pickup at Yundum International Airport

Just let us know your arrival time and we will come and pick you up...free of charge

Accommodation

We have a few different options for volunteer accommodation.

You will either stay in the beautiful new volunteer's house or one of the traditional huts around the farm. 

All accommodation is on-site in our beautiful gardens.
All accommodation has showers and toilets and you will have your own privacy too.
All accommodation has cooking facilities

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Monday-Saturday you will be served a traditional lunch cooked by our amazing chef. You will have all the local favorites including domoda, and benichin. The food is fantastic.

Dinner is your responsibility, but in the accommodation, you have everything you need to make whatever you fancy.

On Sundays, we do not have a chef in and you will have to sort your own lunch out. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Yundum International Airport (BJL) in Banjul. We assist you to find cheap flights to Gambia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Gambia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Gambia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Gambia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There is no specific time of year volunteers come out. You are welcome anytime. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$420
5 weeks
$525
6 weeks
$630
7 weeks
$735
8 weeks
$840
9 weeks
$945
12 weeks (max. stay)
$1,260
Average fees
$105 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Africa Startup MyFarm will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Africa Startup MyFarm during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Content and App Creator

At MyFarm we make educational apps for everything we do. The content creator's role is to observe and get involved in activities, and create the content into our system.

$105/week

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