ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week 210€ per week, mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/MW/EC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION MALAWI
In this program you will be part of an environmental campaign for a local Malawian village! You will be contributing to this campaign in a variety of ways but our program emphasizes tree nursery education and efforts, as this is a first step to help counter the effects of climate change and unsustainable practices. This means that you will find yourself planting trees raised in our nursery around the village in community centers such as schools, local markets, and clinics. The nursery also acts as a center for local villagers who would like to learn more about making their own tree nursery or garden at home. Here you will also take part in planning and presenting environmental lessons on practical topics such as recycling in the home, reducing one’s carbon footprint, broader topics like the effects of climate change and the need for environmental concern. As part of this program we will also take a lead role in helping with garbage collection, creating garbage bins, developing home gardens and other activities that will improve the sustainability of this growing community. Aims &Objectives Increase community awareness of environmental concerns; Advance the ecological sustainability of Malawi; Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
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 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory to start the project. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Reception at Airport Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) on Sundays between 07:00 and 13:00.