Enjoy your gap year helping underprivileged communities in Le Morne in Mauritius by helping to complete construction projects for them. These public buildings are fundamental to the village’s development. Their construction and renovation will help improve the living standards of all who live in Le Morne.
This is an ideal project for those who want to literally work at the grass root level within a community. Initially you will help with constructing a public day care centre for toddlers. Those with artistic talents are particularly welcomed since it will include painting animals and marine life. Carpentry will also be involved
The actual location can be found sitting alongside a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Southwest coast of Mauritius and only a two hour drive from the country’s international airport.
Turquoise clear water, powder white sand, palm trees and a huge mountain provide a stunning backdrop to the community. As well as partaking in water activities gap volunteers in Mauritius can also enjoy hiking through beautiful terrain. Le Morne actually became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
Monday to Friday
After breakfast (western style) volunteers then report to the local foreman at Le Morne where the task will be renovating an unused house for the community day care centre. This involves spending the morning and afternoon stripping off old paint, putting up fresh colours and carrying out some carpentry work. Tiling and waterproofing will also be needed.
Lunch (and dinner) will be Creole-style. In the afternoon volunteers could find themselves helping to create the community facility’s gardens. This could involve brick laying and masonry tasks. After this dinner will be served and gap year volunteers have the evening to themselves to socialise or explore.