CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION 2018
- G/MG/CR 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 245€ per week (minimum duration is 2 weeks).
- Code : G/MG/CR 2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
THE GREEN LION
The Construction and Renovation project on Mahajanga 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.
About the Accommodation 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. Balcony and a large roof terrace is also available for you spend some quality time. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements 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 at your own expense.
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. Apart from different ethnic groups from all over Madagascar, descendants of Comorian, Indo-Pakistanese and Chinese migrants live in harmony with native Sakalava Boeny in Mahajanga, plus Europeans. This cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Mahajanga the ideal place for first time travellers and adventurers to acclimatize to different culture. Ranked among Madagascar’s top tourist destinations, protected areas like Ankarafantsika, Baie de Baly or Tsingy de Namoroka National Parks are home to fauna and flora endemic to Boeny Region whose administrative center is Mahajanga. Breathe taking Waterfall, impressive caves, river and mangrove wait to be discovered and enjoyed with villages along white sand beaches and the city of Mahajanga. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Mahajanga the ultimate travel destination.
Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program. No specific equipment required for this program.