Mpamba Disability Skill Sharing Centre

Butterfly Space Malawi
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Coördinator | Holly
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High­lights

Support the centre to motivate, educate and support these adults through learning new skills, or improving on their existing skills.
Work with an inspiring welcoming and friendly group which comprises of people who are deaf, blind, polio victims, people with prosthetics, people in wheelchairs and other disabilities.
Use your existing skills and knowledge (carpentry, brickwork, tailoring, cookery etc) to share with the group, run workshops and promote their vocations within the community.
Occupational therapists and physiotherapists are especially welcomed as volunteers to give consultations, referral exercises and medical advice remotely.
Get involved in this inspiring hub for disabled members to share & learn skills in tailoring, catering, carpentry & building. They also run a nursery school for children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Many people with physical disabilities are disenfranchised educationally in Malawi.  The Mpamba workshop for disabled adults came into being in 2008 and now has a building developed to create the workshop space.

Mpamba is located 10kms from Butterfly in Nkhata bay.  Volunteers will have to provide their own transport which will cost £1 each way.  The group comprises of people who are deaf, blind, polio victims, people with prosthetics, and people in wheelchairs. The centre is a hub for all member in the district alongside the skills that are taught, tailoring, catering, and building.  The catering group offers a restaurant service with prior notice for large groups, the tailors make uniforms and bags for tourists.  Recently the physically disabled adults have started a nursery class in the workshop teaching fully able children.

There are many opportunities for volunteers at Mpamba. It will be essential to make an initial visit to orientate and liaise with Patrick who is central to the workshop.  Occupational therapists and physiotherapists would be welcomed as volunteers.  The members need consultations, referral exercises and medical advice. They also need home visits and help to get free government assistance and essentially transportation to these facilities.  Liaison with these government providers would be essential and sometimes impossible for the group themselves.

Tailor, builders, carpenters, chefs, and caterers would also be beneficial as volunteers at Mpamba to extend and develop skills in these vocations.

Any volunteer with new ideas for skills training that have business income generating possibilities would be welcome to create a space that has been inspired by Nema craft in Tanzania.

Volunteers can:

  • Provide physio sessions if they are qualified. Occupational Therapists can also offer relevant advice and solutions. 
  • Help with vocational training sessions.
  • Visit and use services offered there and offer support and ideas.
  • Fundraise for building maintenence and supplies.
  • Promote and share the needs of people accessing the centre for future support from volunteers. 
  • Advertise the skills and services they have so that they are more widely used

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Start early, and have breakfast around 8am before heading to Nkhata Bay centre to catch a shared taxi to Mpamba disability centre where you will be greeted by Patrick, the center's full time and very passionate volunteer.

Return to the lodge in the mid afternoon in time for a swim, some down time and a sundowner before the group meal at 7pm.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Butterfly Space Lodge is beautifully situated under a canopy of mango trees, surrounded by lush permaculture gardens with a restaurant and bar. Butterfly Space is a 15 minute walk from the bustling ferry port and market town, which has a vibrant market, great night life handcrafted souvenir shops, restaurants and a warm and friendly feel! 

Across the bay is Aqua Africa who offer scuba diving and kayaking, Monkey Business  (on site at Butterfly) is a small Malawian business that offers kayaking and canoe trips, mountain biking and treks. The lodge has a lively bar and pool table, and hammocks overlooking the beautiful crystal clear Lake Malawi. Snorkels are available free of charge at reception for snorkelling. There are lots of beautiful coves and beaches to explore along the lake, and pretty villages that welcome warmly passers by.

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op vocational skills, medical qualifications niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
All skills are welcomed that could be useful to teaching adults living with disabilities at this vocational centre.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Butterfly Space Malawi

• Dormitory Accommodation*

• Two meals in the restaurant included

• Laundry and cleaning facilities

• Orientation on projects and Nkhata Bay

*If people wish to stay in an individual chalet rather than the dormitory then there are upgrade options available.

Discounts can be discussed and provided for volunteers wishing to volunteer for longer than their initial month. The first month volunteer package is a necessary cost to cover the running costs of the non-profit Butterfly Space lodge and the projects. 

Accomodatie

 You will be placed in a 6 bed dorm, males or females, both which overlook the lake. Dorm beds have mosquito nets, a secure locker, and are situated close to our composting toilets and lovely heated outdoor shower overlooking lake Malawi. Upgrades to private chalets are available upon request.

Eten & Drank

2 meals a day included at the Greenview restaurant (usually breakfast and dinner)

Greenview restaurant is a small business run by two Malawian ladies, Beatrice and Memory, here at Butterfly Space Lodge. They are passionate about what they do. The meals are freshly prepared and there are many delicious menu options, both local and international dishes, that cater for all dietary requirements.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Mzuzu (ZZU) in Mzuzu. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Malawi.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Malawi biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Malawi dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Malawi.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This is an ongoing project and volunteers can arrive and leave at any time, although we usually require a minimum of 1 month for development continuity.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$610
5 weken
$763
6 weken
$915
7 weken
$1.068
8 weken
$1.220
9 weken
$1.373
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$1.830
Gemiddelde kosten
$153 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Butterfly Space Malawi zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Butterfly Space Malawi gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Butterfly Space Malawi jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Butterfly Space Malawi

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Mpamba Disability Skill Sharing Centre

Get involved in this inspiring hub for disabled members to share & learn skills in tailoring, catering, carpentry & building. They also run a nursery school for children.

$153/week

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