Community Care in Madagascar

Mahajanga, Madagascar

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15 people
7 days
Code: 558
Community, Volunteering Abroad
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You will be supporting the locals in two main ways as follows.

Women’s Shelter:

This project cares for women and young girls. It contains 10 children and 20 women on an average age between 4 to 40 years old. First and foremost, you will participate in building up a hut, the Women’s shelter. You will teach girls / woman English in fun and interesting ways. They also play games to provide both physical exercise and relaxation as some of them have become demoralized and really relish spending time engaged in activities. The cultural exchange and interaction provides girls / women with much needed confidence and exposure.

Poor villages Outreach Program:

Focus on teaching underprivileged children from poor villages around Center, whose parents cannot afford to send to school. The participants will interact with children using games and activities to teach them, and help them understand the importance of academics in developing other skills.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

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Aims & Objectives

The project aims to give the local communities a good education and basic knowledge of good health and care in order for them to gain a better and secure future.

Monday to Friday

In the morning after breakfast, you will depart to the project location where the women’s shelter is established.

At the Shelter, you will:

  • Teach English to Women and young children
  • Play games with them
  • Interact with them and spend time with them
  • Help the staff at the Center when required

Then in the afternoon, you will return to the Center to have lunch. After lunch, you will then be leaving to the poor village outreach project. During this time, you will:

  • Teach the children English.
  • Help them with homework.
  • Play with them.
  • Build tables and seats.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                         -

Maximum age:                        -

Minimum English level:         Basic

CRB required:                          On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:          No

Required qualification:         None

Additional Requirements

Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program.

Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program.

Additional Equipment

Appropriate casual dress during your time at the school.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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