Share your design & coding skills with bright African minds!


The Exchange

As part of the non-profit program Learning Lions, you will dedicate your time to lead and support a small group of 3 – 10 young adults in your specific area of expertise. We propose an instructor-led “learning by doing” format but are eager to discuss the most effective way with you. Your ultimate goal will be to reduce the high unemployment rate in impoverished rural areas of Africa by teaching the selected “Lions” applicable ICT & design skills


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Web Developer: Help develop and maintain websites.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Learning Lions is a non-profit program that selects, educates and trains young adults living outside urban areas with few job opportunities in high-value skills like software development, graphic design and media production. It is focused on hands-on skills taught by volunteers from around the world that can immediately be used to generate income online. Our follow up program Startup Lions (www.startuplions.org) then helps our trained “Lions” to use the skills they acquired in the training to create their own business in our IT-Hub, while we source clients for them from around the world.


Rules

The Learning Lions program offers you the opportunity to live in one of the most remote regions in the world. The social environment and setting of our project is very young and friendly but it goes without saying that you will not live in luxurious conditions. We reassure you that it will be a life-enriching experience for you from a professional and a personal point of view.

Lodwar is a small city (~50 000 inhabitants) located in the northwest of Kenya and west of Lake Turkana. Most of its population is still following traditional living habits in relatively poor conditions. At the same time, the city is the bustling center of the region with two nightclubs, many bars and restaurants. It is a 2-hour car drive away from the future ICT center.