FEEDING OUTREACH 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week.
- Code : G/MOZ/FO2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / POR
- Age : 18 - 99
There are many rural communities away from big cities whose residents cannot provide enough for their families. Many of them do not have a lot of money to maintain their property or eat much other than the food they grow themselves. There are also many orphans who do not have adequate food to eat and do not have a family to look after them. In many third world countries, periods of food shortage occur which increase levels of malnutrition in children if they do not receive much needed support. During this project, you will be working in villages to provide meals to locals as well as preparing activities to engage the children in creative learning which will give them an experience they will greatly benefit from. Objectives: – Support the communities and its villagers – Develop the skills of local village children – Provide you with an experience of local conditions in Mozambique
You will either be staying in our program center. The accommodation is shared between 12 people with 4-8 people per room and shared bathrooms. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself, and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Meals are inspired by the local cuisine which is rich in fish, cassava, nuts, paozinho, spices, seasoning, maize, millet, potatoes, rice, sorghum, fruits, and sugarcane. We provide 3 meals during weekdays (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) in the weekend at the program center.
You will be staying in Fidel Castro Village located just outside Xai Xai, the capital of the Gaza Province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Xai Xai, you’ll have access to many local shops, banks, grocery stores, cafes as well as surrounding beaches and towns including Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Local transport modes include buses, minibuses and taxis which can take you to around the local area and out to surrounding towns. Banks and ATMs with VISA and MasterCard are available. Our center has access to nearby ATMs, restaurants and local shops which are within walking distance. Some places to visit nearby are: Xai Xai Beach 30 minutes away from our center. Many water sport activities are available in Xai Xai and surrounding beaches, these beaches are also a great place to relax. Wenela Tidal Pool 2 kilometres south of Xai Xai which has a natural tunnel and blow hole linking the pool to the Indian Ocean, or maybe you may go snorkelling along the coral reef which runs parallel to the Praia Do Xai-Xai beach.
Additional equipment: Modest clothing for the school – i.e. covering the knees and shoulders. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Participation to the culture week is mandatory (175€). Reception at Maputo International Airport (MPM) on Sundays between 07:00 and 13:00.