humanitarian
madagascar
Intermediate English
From 2 to 12 weeks
18 years old
Community projects in Madagascar

Community projects in Madagascar

Discover our French-speaking projects with communities in Nosy-Be, Madagascar, each offering a unique opportunity to make a positive contribution to the local community, whether that’s building educational infrastructure, teaching pupils in French or introducing children to English.

 

1. CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION

This programme aims to support small island communities by building and renovating essential educational facilities.

Participants begin with a meeting with a coordinator to discuss the needs of the project. They then work for at least four hours a day on site, alongside other participants, under the supervision of a local coordinator. Tasks include building, renovating, painting, carpentry, gardening, etc.

Volunteers are encouraged to take care when using equipment and to learn from the experience.

 

2. TEACHING MISSION

As a volunteer teacher, you will have the opportunity to interact with students from different backgrounds and cultures, and to bring new and modern approaches to teaching.

Even without any previous experience, you can help the local teachers in various subjects such as maths, history, science, etc. English is particularly important to teach as Nosy-Be, where the programme takes place, is a popular tourist destination in Madagascar.

Your role includes planning lessons, assisting students, creating fun activities and regularly assessing progress. You must be punctual, respect the local dress code and take an active part in other activities.

 

3. KINDERGARTEN

The programme aims to teach English to young children in nursery school, in the knowledge that this early learning will benefit their future. The teaching approach is informal, based on play and interaction. The children, from disadvantaged families, will benefit from a quality education thanks to this programme. Activities focus on the children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. The volunteers’ responsibilities include assisting the children, teaching under the guidance of local teachers, creating engaging activities and regularly assessing progress.

A typical day includes four hours of teaching at school, with the possibility of teaching an additional two hours at a community centre.

Volunteers must be punctual, creative, patient and respect the local dress code. They are encouraged to participate actively in other activities and to make the most of their learning experience.


Community projects in Madagascar

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included

Airport transfer on day of arrival
Accommodation
24/7 Assistance
Donation to the project
Meals included
Follow-ups & support throughout your stay
Training upon arrival
Supplies (books, etc.)

Not included

Travel insurance
Flights
Vaccinations
Return airport transfer

Dates and prices

This programme is available all year round.

Arrival every Sunday.

Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
1050 €
3 weeks
1340 €
4 weeks
1670 €
5 weeks
2050 €
6 weeks
2330 €
8 weeks
3040 €
10 weeks
3800 €
12 weeks
4560 €

ONCE ON SITE

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

The volunteer house in Nosy Be offers a range of facilities for the comfort of participants. It includes a spacious dining room and two lounges, one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, where volunteers can socialise. There is also a large balcony where volunteers can relax after hours of project activities.

There is also a fridge that you can use to store your own food and drinks.

The diet consists of three meals a day on weekdays and two a day on weekends. Meals served at the house are family-style and vegetarian, with a combination of Western and Malagasy dishes, mainly rice and vegetables. Kitchen facilities are also available for those who wish to cook or they can choose to eat in local restaurants at their own expense.

For those with specific food preferences, allergies or dietary restrictions, they have the option of supplementing the menu with Western foods that suit them better.

 

MORE INFORMATION

On arrival, you will take part in an orientation day to familiarise yourself with the local environment and culture.

Your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday and for the rest of the week.

You will be working as part of a French-speaking team with French-speaking coordinators and you will share your daily life with volunteers from all over the world. A good command of English is therefore a plus in terms of communication.

THE REQUIREMENTS

– Age 18+

– Provide a copy of your criminal record

– Vaccinations: Polio, hepatitis A, diphtheria/tetanus, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis B and tuberculosis are strongly recommended but not compulsory.

– Vaccination against yellow fever is a compulsory requirement for all participants arriving in Madagascar from countries affected by yellow fever.

 


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