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Women in Cape Verde
Women in Cape Verde

Renovation Project in Cape Verde

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    Overview

    Through participating in this social project, you will make a difference to the local community by supporting the students at these schools.

    Your work may involve tasks where you will be able to help to create a positive learning environment in the school. The project involves hard physical and manual labour, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. We may also involve in renovating buildings, painting, repairing the furniture, fixing equipment and so on.

    The other side of this project involves a more artistic and relaxed environment. You may also get a chance to use your creative ideas to beautify the school surroundings. You will work alongside a local coordinator who provides guidance. This activity is fun, and we support the initiative and creativeness during the process.

    Objectives

    • Make a difference by helping the local schools in and around Tarrafal by improving the learning conditions and facilities

    Impact

    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.

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    Location

    Tarrafal, Cabo Verde
    The city is named after the indigenous plant Tarrafe, (Tamarix senegalensis). Also called Mangui or Mangue, it is situated on the northern part of the island of Santiago. A fishing port situated on the northwestern coast and also is a municipality.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at Praia International Airport (RAI) during our pickup window between 06:00 to 20:00

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      Monday to Friday

      Every morning after having breakfast, you will plan the project you will be engaged in, with the coordinator. Then you will set out to the project location to engage in your daily tasks.

      You will be working alongside other participants and you will be guided by our coordinator throughout your time at the project.

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave your accommodation Saturday morning and take a taxi (1.5 hours) to the PRAIA International Airport

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Upgrade to Private Room for 1 week (Cape Verde)$235
    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window (Cape Verde)$180
    • Airport Drop Off (Cape Verde)$180
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment
    • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered
    • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards
    • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate
    • Be thoughtful to poor communities by not displaying expensive items and clothes
    • Wearing local clothes could help you build a good working relationship with the community
    • Yellow fever vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all participants arriving in Cape Verde
    • Participants below 18 are required to provide parental consent letters and participants above 65 should have the medical clearance

    Food

    The meals will contain a mix of local and various types of Western food.

    Accommodation

    You can expect to share a room on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Renovation Project

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$590/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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