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Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
On Monday, you will have breakfast and then get an introduction about the Cape Verdean traditions and culture. We will do initial documentation before your program begins including the signing of the Code of Conduct and collection of passport and visa copies. Then you will attend a Basic Kriolu class to learn about the local language. This is critical because the majority of people speak Kriolu, Portuguese or French here. So it may come in handy if you know some of these languages. Then we will leave to visit local supermarkets and ATMs and explore the surroundings of our centre. We will have lunch at the centre. After lunch, you will visit Mar De President Beach and spend some time on the beach before returning back to the centre for dinner.
After breakfast, you will attend a one hour Basic Kriolu class to continue your course. Today you will learn how to talk about Days of the Week and months in Kriolu. Then you will visit the Museum, Tarrafal concentration camp, local Market. You will return to the centre for lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit Ribera Das Prat.
After breakfast, you will attend another one hour Basic Kriolu class to where you will learn useful words for communication and spellings. Then you will visit Traz di Munti to learn pottery. It’s going to be a great time to learn and explore your creative skills. Then you will have lunch in the village. After lunch, you will visit a lighthouse.
After breakfast, you will attend one hour Basic Kriolu class and start learning how to make sentences. Then we will leave the centre and visit the Project site for the following week. You will have lunch and continue at project site till the afternoon.
After breakfast, we will have our last Basic Kriolu classes and start making phrases. Then we will head out to go on a fishing trip with the local fishermen. We will return to the center for a Barbeque lunch. After lunch, it is your free time to relax.
Leave your accommodation Saturday morning and take a taxi (1.5 hours) to the PRAIA International Airport
You can expect to share a room on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.