Feminine Star Africa
What We Need
We need volunteers who passionate about community development, youth 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, sports, counselling sections.
When & Who
What we Provide
Home stay entails living with a family and sharing toilet, bath but separate or shared 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 just for them.
Our meals are mostly local foods and some continental dishes. Through creativity, we make our local food very relatable and enjoyable for all our volunteers. We always ensure we need the nutritional needs of our volunteers.
Daily Fee Covers;
Food, water, accommodation and local transport.
One-time Fee Covers;
Airport pick-up and drop-off, Volunteer project fee, Cultural immersion activities, Sight seeing and a 20% management fee which supports our 24/7 stuff coordination since Feminine Star Africa is a non-profit organisation and does not receive any government support for the projects we undertake to aid community and human development.
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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
This entails spending a day at our office teaching children creative art and other lessons or painting a mini library in a school along side cultural experiences including bead designing, drumming and dancing lessons and cooking lessons with a local family.
- Laptops/desktops, projectors other electronic books for our Mini Computer Lab projects.
- Sanitary towels (reusable is well also appreciated) Charts on menstrual cycle, reproductive health etc for our 'Girls Talk project'.
- Reading book, stationaries, Flip charts, poster colour and learning aids, office supplies for our 'Learn At It' after school support program and Mini Library projects in deprived communities.
- Sewing machines, equipments and materials, thread and yarns, cutting and measuring tools for our skills training project.
- Farming tools and books on organic farming, bee keeping, mechanised farming for our 'Women in Agriculture' project'
- Clothes and shoes, sport wears, dental hygiene supplies and other basic items for our general programs and donation to children.
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 in the case of 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 our attempt to curb the occurrence of such pregnancies and hep the girls to earn income and be self reliant, we thought it wise to organise seminars on sex education and engage them in pepper farming to earn income.
After a year, we realised their interest were different and started 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 that stands for integrity to impact the lives of women and girls by providing social interventions for their self-sufficiency and independence.
Girls Education Support (Scholarships and educational materials)
Micro Business Support
Upwards Bound Seminars
Write Evolution Project (Story Writing Competition)
Women in Agriculture
Learn at It (After School support)
Mini Computer Lab Project
OUR SUCCESS STORIES.
We have sponsored 25 students to Senior High Schools.
We have given full scholarship to 6 ladies and partial scholarship to 45 ladies to study in tertiary institutions.
We have engaged over 15,000 students under our Upwards Bound Seminars in Junior and Senior High Schools.
We have supported 20 teen mothers to return to Junior and Senior High School.
We have trained and given start-up capital to about 150 women in various skills i.e. bead designing, sewing, hairdressing, pastry preparation etc.
We have offered after school support for 150 pupils in basic schools in Hohoe township.
We have given micro financial support to 100 women to start or expand their micro businesses.
AIMS / OBJECTIVES
• To empower women to be self-reliant through skills and business management training.
• To reduce the high rate of poverty among women by supporting small scale businesses.
• To prevent rural urban migration among women.
• To champion the course of reducing teenage pregnancy among girls.
• To inspire independence among women through sharing women success stories.
• To identify and turn the talents of women into jobs.
• To educate women to fight for their rights and support abused women and girls.
• To identify and solve educational problems women are faced with.
Our vision is to support women to realise their full potentials through creativity and innovation to bring about change and development to every community.
To educate, empower and provide the apt platform for women and champion the course of their personal and societal development.
Feminine Star Africa has its target as women between the ages 10 to 50 which include but not limited to the following:
• Girls or women who have dropped out of school
• Teenage mothers
• Unemployed women
• women and children who are suffering physical, sexual or psychological abuse
• Women with various forms of disabilities
• Women without any form of formal education