COMMUNITY OUTREACH 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 350,00€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 385 € to start the project
- Code : G/BRA/CO2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
There are many poor families living in Manaus. Many of the villages here are located along or near the river. Most of them are living in wooden houses and are missing good facilities like decent toilets and clean running water. Villagers living here are mostly working in the downtown area, but too often they do not earn enough to support their families.. In this program you will get to help these families. The kids typically only attend school for half a day, so after that you can teach them english at the community center. Be creative, teach them an english song or why not play some games with them. The kids in Brazil love playing sports, so if you are into that, the kids would love to teach you one of their games or play a football match with you. Also, you will be working with an environmental club and can join them for some activities as separating garbage, sharing some information on global warming and water pollution etc. You can also help local families with renovation or light construction such as painting or repairing chairs and tables etc. Your typical day will be a variety of these tasks, depending on what help is needed during your time here.
About the Accommodation You will either be staying at the participant house or in a homestay where you will be living in a real brazilian home with one of our students. Food Arrangements All the meals served at the accommodation will be typically brazilian, including rice dishes, potatoes, beans, spaghetti, meat, sandwiches and vegetables. Water, coffee and tea are available all day.
You will be located in the middle of the beautiful brazilian town Manaus, an interesting town located 1,400km from the Atlantic Ocean. Manaus is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and has a population of two million. It is quite popular with tourists due to its rivers and proximity to the rainforest. Although lots of tourists come here, it’s not a touristic city. This city has kept its strong culture alive. It’s here in Manaus where the Rio Negro joins the Solimões to form the Amazon River. The river tours here are amazing, and if you are lucky you may even spot some pink dolphins. Manaus if full of trees and lots of beaches for you to truly enjoy yourself.