CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 245€ per week (minimum duration is 2 weeks).
- Code : G/MG/CR2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Construction and Renovation project supports small communities in and around the island. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. We generally work on schools &community centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions. Our project helps in increasing overall quality of life under the stressful conditions that they are living under. You will work under a local coordinator who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other participants along with you. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, water proofing, laying tiles, landscaping/gardening, as well as, improving community hygiene &sanitation facilities. This project aims to improve the quality of life for under-privileged citizens in and around Nosey Be. The construction projects greatly improve the surroundings of the marginalized sections of communities within the scope of projects available currently. Schedule Monday to Friday You will begin with a meeting with the coordinator, discussing what is required during your stay at the project. There is a focus on light construction work and you will be expected to help paint the school buildings, make tables &chairs, construct and renovate the playground, make pathways, build toilets, repair the school wall and help build the new classrooms. Construction and renovation work is available in more places when required in the local area.
You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre, whilst it’s generally stable, it may be slow and irregular at times. Villages of Antantafondro, Ambalahonko &Doany, just have solar lightin Standard Accommodation You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre, whilst it’s generally stable, it may be slow and irregular at times. Food arrangements You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants. Facilities ATM – There are many ATM’s located in and around the town and easily accessible. Hospitals – Pharmacy and Hospitals are easily accessible. Supermarket – There are many supermarkets where you can find anything. They are located around our center and quite easily accessible.
Location Mahajanga is located in the region of Atsimo-Andrefana and is also the regional capital of this region. Atsimo-Andrefana capital Toliara (Toliara) is approximately 891 km away from Mahajanga. The distance from Mahajanga to Madagascar?s capital Antananarivo (Antananarivo) is approximately 377 km. Mahajanga is a town and major port in Madagascar island’s northwest coast, at the mouth of the Betsiboka River, whose estuary extends into Bombetoka Bay. The town was the capital of the 18th-century kingdom of Boina. The French occupied Mahajanga in 1895 at the beginning of their conquest of Madagascar. The town’s old sector is confined mainly to the harbour quarter and has some 19th-century Arabian houses. The town’s modern buildings include a Roman Catholic cathedral, a Protestant meeting place, and a mosque. Immigrants from Comoros were almost as numerous in the town as the Malagasy until 1976–77, when most of the former were repatriated to Comoros following riots in Mahajanga. The Comorien population has increased again, and the town also has a substantial Indian merchant population. Fishing, cattle raising, and hardwood lumbering are important in the surrounding area, and coffee, rice, sugarcane, cashew nuts, cassava, cotton, and raffia palms are cultivated.
To have creative skills You should be an active person. Have a cheerful disposition. Be friendly and polite with local villagers. Have clear plans and be able to organize the daily program with our coordinators. A team member and be cooperative with local coordinators and other participants. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 245€ per week (Minimum duration: 2 weeks). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme. COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12.