Come along and explore the beautiful island nation of Madagascar, while helping the local community through construction and renovation projects. Work alongside the local people to build, renovate and improve their public buildings, parks, schools and libraries which will improve the quality of life for everybody living there.
A perfect project for creative types, put your imagination to good use and help to find constructive ways to use local resources, and create a more beautiful, and functional, living landscape for the local village.
The Construction and Renovation project on Nosy Be works to support small communities around the island in building and renovating those buildings that are essential for the development and growth of the local communities. We work to improve the living conditions for local families and to support the community by increasing the overall quality of life.
During your time on this project, you will work with a local coordinator, who will provide you with all the training and guidance you need. In addition, you will work alongside other volunteers and members of the local community. An incredible experience to learn first-hand about the culture and make life-long friends.
You will begin this project by meeting with the coordinator and discussing what is required during your stay at the project. There is a focus on light construction work and you will be expected to help paint the school buildings, make tables & chairs, construct and renovate the playground, make pathways, build toilets, repair the school wall and help build the new classrooms. Construction and renovation work is available in more places when required in the local area. You need to be flexible and understand that your work on arrival will reflect the current needs of the local area.
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.
The specific day-to-day schedule will depend primarily on your placement location and the needs as well as operating hours of that particular project. Once you have met with the project coordinator, you will work together to create your schedule.
To participate in this program, it’s important to have creative skills, be an active person who is capable of physical labor, have a cheerful disposition, be friendly and polite with local villagers, have clear plans and be able to organize the daily program with our coordinators.
It’s crucial that you are a positive team member who can be cooperative with local coordinators and other participants!