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Workcamp promoting Fort Jesus UNESCO World Heritage site

FORT JESUS WORLD HERITAGE MOMBASA

The Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction. The Fort’s layout and form reflected the Renaissance ideal that perfect proportions and geometric harmony are to be found in the human body. The property covers an area of 2.36 hectares and includes the fort’s moat and immediate surroundings.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Cleaning up the shipwreck in fort Jesus, devising publicity for fort Jesus, holding visitor satisfaction questioner for fort Jesus. Teach English in Primary Schools, organize games and drama festivals, attend to visitor. Volunteers will facilitate educational activities with young children in the host community to promote culture, sensitize the international and local volunteers  and the local community as well as the concerned authorities around issues related to world Heritage.

 

Duration of the project: 1 to 6 months. The program is running from January to December.

 Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided with a host family. There is electricity, shower and tap water at the accommodation.

Leisure time: This will provide opportunities for international volunteers to learn/ enjoy local life and exchange with local people, we have quit a number of tourists attractions and site seeing points e.g. fort Jesus, mama Ngina drive, the old town, Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary, shimoni caves, the great Mombasa temples, elephant tusks, Ngomongo village, haller park, Nguuini wildlife sanctuary, falconry bird sanctuary, akamba curving centre, the great Indian ocean swimming beaches and marine wildlife park having good times on the beach side, enjoy swimming in the white sand beach,pirates beach,diani beach,nyali beach.

 Project fee: 600 euros for three months

 

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