Green Volunteering in the North of Madagascar

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  • Description

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    Hi !
    My name is Christina, I'm 27 and I'm from Madagascar. Until now, I used to work in the development sector in various NGOs abroad and in my country but recently I've decided to create my own social company in my hometown, Nosy be Hell Ville, a small island in the North of Madagascar. Because I'm a climate change activist involved in many associations, a youth inclusion advocate and most of all a youth trainer, I've chosen to start a restaurant with a unique concept in the country, it is the first restaurant and camping in in Madagascar which :
    - proposes slow food and slow food cooking class with fair, organic and healthy products from our own vegetable garden
    - trains in organic farming
    - provide the first upcycling center in the city
    - gives weekly Do it yourslelf /upcycling workshops
    - has its own library on sustanaible developement
    - organizes regular cultural and artistic activities for youth of Nosy be (known unfortunately as a sexual tourism destination in Africa, i'd like to change the image of my island and give more activities to youth there to develop themself and to empower them)
    - gives jobs and training to marginalized youth (we create furnitures and various objetcs from recycleds materials)
    - gives leadership training for young girls around sustanaible development
    - has its own Green school located in a remoted area of the island
    - works with most of the shools of the islands in order to provide environmental education
    Because I didn't want to depend on grants, I've chosen to be a social entrepreneur with impacts in my community. Fortunately, many believe in my project and have joined me as local volunteers
    You could join too and discover this wonderful island. We are a young team dedicated to youth and any experiences/capacities would be more than welcome.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Many activities are possible, we are not limited and welcome any new ideas and activities :
    - To give class and organise activities in our Green School
    - To achieve some green challenges with us (ex: create ourself a solar panel with cans, a bike which can charge mobiles, etc.)
    - To organise some Do it yourself/Upcycling workshops
    - To help/train in organic farming,
    - To help our team organise artistic, cultural and sports activities for youth ( We'll do our best to link most of
    - To help us in our Environment
    - To help us in our Campaign "Clean the Ocean" and awareness activities in the city and rural areas
    ....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide free tents for camping for volunteers who stay more thant 2 weeks.
    We also have bungalows that we could provide half price for volunteers and for free for those you stay more than 1 month.
    However, we're planning to build a house dedicated to welcome volunteers for free entirely made with plastic bottles ( another green challenge where you could join too).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Malagasy people (people from Madagascar) are proud of their culture but really open minded, ready to share it with others.
    We focus our activities on environment so be sure to love it more with us as Madagascar is known for its wonderful biodiversity.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us, yo will learn to challenge yourself, beyond your limits, to be patient and to learn from a population full of creativity. Malagasy people (people from Madagascar) are proud of their culture but really open minded, ready to share it with others.
    We focus our activities on environment so be sure to love it more with us as Madagascar is known for its wonderful biodiversity.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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