The Construction and Renovation project supports small village communities in and around Taiping. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community.
We generally work on schools, centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions.
Our gap volunteer project in Malaysia helps relieve local villagers of some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Participants work under a local foreman (coordinator) who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other participants. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening.
All information about the project and various activities will be provided to you by our local coordinator on arrival. Participants will not be given project preference and are required to join ongoing and existing projects or carry out other construction and renovation work as required by the local community.
After breakfast, you will be off to the school. You will then be organised into groups and briefed on your tasks by our co-ordinator and the school’s staff. Expect to do heavy work at the site for around four to five hours per day with a lunch break in between. Lunch is always at a nearby roadside restaurant and stops at the local town can be made on the way back to the accommodation.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***