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Nosy Be Construction and Renovation

This beautiful island nation is the ideal location for us to complete our construction and renovation.

Join the locals in building, remodeling, and improving educational facilities to create aesthetically pleasing structures that will raise the standard of education for children as you travel the country. To develop your innate talent for resourcefulness in order to improve the environment for the neighborhood.

350.00

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Description

Program Description

This program is helping to support small communities on and around the island. It aims to build and renovate educational facilities that are essential for the growth of children and the community.

In this program, you will begin with a meeting with the coordinator, discussing what is required during your stay at the project. You will further work at the placement for a minimum of four hours in a day alongside other participants.

In addition, a local coordinator will be in charge of overseeing your work with the neighborhood families and other participants while also providing you with guidance and training.  Because you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, waterproofing, laying tiles, landscaping, gardening, as well as improving the community’s hygienic and sanitary infrastructure, the project will require arduous physical labor.

Aside from that,  you will be expected to help paint the school buildings, make tables and chairs, construct and renovate the playground, make pathways, build toilets, repair the school wall, and help build new classrooms. Construction and renovation work is also available in more places when required in the local area such as renovating community centers or residents houses.

In addition, during the construction activities, please be careful and mindful when using construction equipment and material, ask assistance from your local coordinators for heavy  tasks  and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

So, get your hands dirty and help this community build a safe and better place for everyone.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

To renovate, build, and beautify the schools to create an aesthetic institution that will add value to the quality of education for the children. To nurture your latent talent towards creative usage of local resources in providing a better landscape for the local community.

Schedule

Monday

  • Welcome, introduction to Nosy-Be, Madagascar, and the team, House rules, Dos and Don’ts, Code of conduct, and handling of documents.
  •  Introduction about the neighborhood and prices for tuk-tuks, etc.
  •  Visit Hell-Ville to get SIM Card and visit the market area and AT
  •  Lunch
  •  Malagasy Language lesson
  • Visit to Mont Passot (time permitting only)
  • Project Meetings and preparations.
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Working at the placement. Do Light renovation and Construction efforts.
  • Lunch
  • Working at the placement. Do Light renovation and Construction efforts.
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • You don’t need special qualifications or even to have experience in Constructions but do consider this job requires physical strength and endurance in hot weather conditions .
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.
  • Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all participants arriving in Madagascar.

Additional Equipment

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable working clothes that you dont mind getting dirty.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the construction activities.
  • Please also bring work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots as you may do some heavy construction tasks.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during construction activities.