I got to hear about Phunzira completely by chance while traveling in Malawi, and I consider it to be one of the luckiest things to ever happen to me. after only seeing in Africa NGOs that seemed to want my money more then my help, here was a small, truly community based organisation, that was exactly what i was looking for. Phunzira has a true commitment to ownership, capacity building and both social and environmental sustainability. the work you do as a volunteer is completely open to new and fresh ideas and the projects you can do are very varied and flexible. the staff at the center are great fun and serious workers at the same time, and the after work hours at the lodge just top it all up. if your looking for an honest, well run organisation, where you can really see your work making a difference, then Phunzira is the way to go.