VILLAGE CONSTRUCTION 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 280 € for one week. Culture week is compulsory to start the programme.
- Code : G/WSM/VC2018
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
THE GREEN LION SAMOA
Assist with construction and repair works on the island of Upolu in SAMOA, the beautiful Heart of Polynesia! You will stay at a nice village at the SE coast of Upolu, near a beautiful beach. Through this program, you will be able to identify how the locals in Samoa take part in construction work and the efforts they take for construction and renovations. In the meantime, you will also learn the specific methods and skills Samoans use in the construction and repairs. — Program Description Under this program, you will assist the men in Aufaga in their construction efforts. You will work side by side with them and get instructions and guidance on how to work with them. You do not need an additional skill set to take part in project. But basic knowledge in terms of skills related to home repairs, construction work or general DIY activities would be a plus point. In particular, the project assists in the construction of a fale (an open Samoan community house) to support the women entrepreneurs to build a secure and a sustainable future so that they can achieve success through their weaving skills. Aims &Objectives To support the local communities by taking part in construction work and renovations to uplift their living standards.
Accommodation is a standard double storey house in a residential area called Vaivase-uta in Apia. Our house has a large garden with many fruit trees, where you may sit at a table to relax and chat with their friends. — Food Arrangements : Breakfast is continental style buns, cereals as well as fresh fruits, tea and coffee. Dinner food ranges from meals cooked with fresh market produce, Island style, to Asian dishes and pastas.
Samoa is arguably one of those “forgotten” countries which never fail to make a huge impact on anyone lucky enough to travel beyond the better known destinations. It’s not generally known that Samoa is in fact the Heart of Polynesia, and is very rich in its Pacific culture. Land and seascapes are absolutely stunning and diverse, ranging from true rainforests to some of the most beautiful beaches on Planet Earth. Spread over primarily 2 islands i.e. Upolu (on which the capital Apia is located), and Savaii which is larger but less populated. Black lava stone from the non-active volcanoes can be seen in many places, and 3,000 year old star mounds are blessed with mythical stories. Good tar sealed roads connect the many villages and natural sites around the main islands. Apia is also a popular fishing destination and visit to the fish market in Apia in the early morning will surely give you a unique experience! There are also many restaurants in Apia to fulfill the craving of seafood in you.
STARTING DATES : each monday. Participant Criteria &Requirements Standard Requirements Minimum age: – Maximum age: – Minimum English level: Basic CRB required: On Signup Passport copy required: On Signup Resume copy required: No Required qualification: None Additional Requirements Please submit your medical report to us on signup. Participants below 18 require parental consent and participants above 65 require medical clearance to take part in the program. Additional Equipment ? First Aid Kit ? Hat ? Hiking Shoes ? Small padlock to secure valuables ? Tidy clean clothes for church and temple visits ? Umbrella/raincoat. — Additional Requirements Visible piercings like rings/ studs etc. must be taken out when teaching at the placement. Participants below 18 require parental consent and participants above 65 require medical clearance to take part in the program. Additional Equipment No specific equipment required for this program.