Voluntary work in Guinea Conakry. Drum and dance tuition aswell as cultural awareness of the region included. African Holidays Dance and Performance
     
   
 
   
Once a year, we are making available a volunteer opportunity in Guinea Conakry.
 
The first phase was the purchase of a stretch of land at Batafon and the construction of six African-style roundhouses. This is now complete, as is a toilet and shower block, a central area under a traditionally built grass shelter for social gatherings and a boundary wall currently being built. Roundhouses
 
Compound Construction The second phase began during winter 2003/2004. This is the construction additional accomodation and showers incorporating another outside meeting area.
   
These two phases are in preparation for phase three - we need to build the accomodation and facilities for phase three, our project with a local school, which is planned to commence in December 2004. Welcome to Guinea
 
You will also have the opportunity to learn traditional West African percussion and dance as part of your visit, to learn about the culture of the region and to visit other areas if you wish.
 
photo by G. Jameson.voluntary work
 
building the Batafon Compoundphoto by G. Jameson.
 

If you would like to join us in Guinea, send us a brief letter giving your reasons for wanting to join us in our work. Please send to our e-mail address which you can find on the contact us page and we will send you further details.

Please don't expect glossy brochures - we just send you information: the aim is to send most of the money to Guinea for the project, and to pay local people for food, wages and their medical needs.

 
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