CULTURE WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/MW/CW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION MALAWI
Learning about the culture and lifestyle is one of the most important aspects of travelling. Knowing how to interact with locals, understanding the do’s and don’ts will help you fully appreciate your new surroundings. Our Malawi Culture week aims to prepare you well for this! During the program, you will learn all the basics of Malawi’s local culture and history, explore the location and new surroundings, learn how to cook Malawian food, take part in the sightseeing, and more. It goes without saying that you will also get the chance to meet other participants like yourself and make new friends! By the end of this program we believe you will have more respect and confidence as a guest of Malawi. Aims &Objectives: Increase your knowledge of local customs, food and history; Prepare you for a longer stay in Malawi; Teach you helpful phrases and basic language elements to assist your interactions.
You will be accommodated in a center. It is quite basic, shared accommodation you should expect 4-8 people with shared flushable toilets. There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hand. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Malawian food will served mainly, along with some European food. You can expect meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread, rice spaghetti and more.
Mangochi is coastal town sited between Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Previously called Fort Johnston during colonial times, it is known as a lake town with a lot of water and fishing activities. Although a small township with a population of 50,000, necessities are nearby to assist you during your stay. It is also full of culture and history and it’s always interesting to walk through the small town. There are many modes of local transport such as taxis, vans, buses which depart every 30 minutes to downtown Mangochi. There are ATM’s &Western Union transfer facilities in Mangochi downtown which is about 20-30 minutes by driving from the center. Next to our center there are many local shops nearby which only take about a 5-10 minute walk. There are many nice places to visit, but we recommend lake Malawi which is close by and where there are many nice beaches with beautiful hotels. Also there are various water sport activities such as snorkeling, boat trips etc available. You may like to visit the famous Malawi Mountains for trekking and hiking! Speak to your coordinator to arrange these.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week, culture week compulsory to take part to the projects. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Reception at Airport Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) on Sundays between 07:00 and 13:00.