Feminine Star Africa
We are a non-profit organisation working to empower women and girls through education, mentoring, advocacy, skills training, scholarships and micro business support.
What We Need
We need volunteers who love children and are passionate about community development, women empowerment and skills training. Volunteers who can speak both French and English and willing to work in the following areas; teaching, mentoring, public speaking, skills training, data collection, micro business management and sports.
When & Who
What we Provide
Home stay entails living with a family and sharing toilet, bath but separate bedrooms.
Guesthouses have bedroom, toilet and bath indoors and sitting area.
Depending on the particular community for a project, volunteers are sometimes received in specific accommodation allocated for them.
Our meals are mostly local foods and some continental dishes. Through creativity, we make our local food very relatable and enjoyable to our volunteers.
Our daily fee covers water, food, accommodation and local transport.
One-time fee includes, 24/7 stuff coordination, community project support, Cultural immersion activities, pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
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More Services we Offer
We provide 24/7 support service to our volunteers. We send invitation letter to aid visa application for our volunteers. We also give community profile and project details and requirements to volunteers ahead of their coming. We have video calls for familiarisation and questions and answers. We pick up volunteers at the airport to the project site and send them back to the airport for departure.
On arrival, we orient volunteers about our organisation, the project, the community and show them landmarks such as market, hospital etc. We take our volunteers to tourist sites during their stay. Volunteers are taken through various social activities that provide them with cultural immersion; community interaction, drumming and dancing lessons, time with families, by the fire side and many other activities. We also ensure the safety of volunteers and coordinate Emergency health issues which volunteers bear the medical cost.
Other Ways to Help
Used laptops/desktops, reading book, writing materials, teaching and learning aid, office supplies, sewing machines, flip charts, poster colour, sewing equipments, farming equipments, used clothes, sanitary towels.
Additional Info about Us
Our permanent staffs have the duty to coordinate all activities before, during and after our volunteer depart. They are on site 24/7 to ensure the safety of volunteers and to make sure the objectives for the project is achieved. They serve as interpreter for both volunteers and community members, host families or anyone the volunteers have to communicate with due to language barrier.
Volunteers are given invitation letters and other important documents to enable them acquire visa.
We do have specific projects such as women in Agriculture which is seasonal but specific months are selected by volunteers. This happens from March to July and from August to December.
Feminine Star Africa started in 2009 as a passion to support young girls who got pregnant and dropped out of school in a village called Bodada. In an attempt to curb the occurrence of such pregnancies and hep the girls to earn income to become self reliant, we thought it wise to organise seminars on sex education and engage them in pepper farming to earn a living.
After a couple a year, we realised their interest and desires began to change, so we decided to start helping one girl at a time to learn a trade or go back to school. In the year 2016, we registered Feminine Star Africa as a non-profit organisation with the registrar general to legally work to improve the lives of women and girls through various interventions.
It is our joy to provide social interventions that empower women to become self- reliant and equip them with skills, knowledge and a platform that builds them up for independence.