Volunteering in Malawi, Voluntourism experience
Volunteering in Malawi – what we will do
Voluntourism – volunteering experience in Malawi. This program was created following both requests and our desire to contribute to the development of the country through volunteering or as it is called, voluntourism. Starting from our base in Mulanje, where we will learn the basics of Malawi’s culture through a short course of Chichewa organized by AROUND AWT, we will match the discovery of the culture of the country, to a volunteer experience in the heart of Africa. Then our volunteering programme starts here at our community school.
The help that a volunteer can give is to contribute positively to the creation of a solid foundation for a primary education, so that children should welcome the idea of overcoming the challenges for secondary education, constantly motivate them to continue their studies and to commit to their education.
On this volunteer trip you have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with the children with whom we are in close contact, acquiring new skills through the exchange. Volunteers can contribute in different subject areas, English, mathematics, IT, the arts, sport, food education, ecology, to raise awareness of issues of common interest.
End the experience with a few days of safari in Liwonde National Park, admiring the beauty of the river Shire and its elephants, crocodiles, hippos. Then move to Mua mission with its museum to know more about the country and contribute to the tourism industry. Then proceed to Lake Malawi to be in close touch with the simplicity of Malawian life of the fishing villages, fishermen and farmers.
The staff is composed by local guides. WHO WE ARE
MEANS OF TRANSPORT
The distances will be covered with a half Land Cruiser off-road 4 × 4 from 9 comfortable seats or other means that we deem suitable.
At Mulanje accommodation at the base of Africa Wild Truck, at Africa Wild Truck eco lodge and camp, in the hostel/dorm, within a historic garden in the tea plantations. Subsequently, accommodation at one of the centers run by the Friends of Mulanje Orphans; a spirit of adaptation to lodging, in this case, considering the particularity of the situation, must be a little higher. Subsequent nights are in a nice and simple lodge on Lake Malawi near the Lake Malawi National Park. In Liwonde national park overnight at amazing camp, equipped for camping and overlooking the river where the elephants come to drink. At Mua, spend the night in well-equipped bungalows, property, belonging to the Fathers or Missionaries. The rooms in the lodge / chalet / hotel, is intended, unless otherwise requested, in double or, in rare cases, triple; They could be replaced for technical-organizational problems without distorting the original plan. The facilities have been carefully chosen following an idea of land conservation and sustainability of travel, preferring positions in close contact with nature. If you want to know the list of lodges, please write us for more details!
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