Construction and Renovation

Le Morne - Mauritius

Only 420€ per week!

Help the community construction and renovation efforts we undertake in Mauritius and help make a difference in the lives of the local community.

Amidst the breathtakingly beautiful location, you will be rewarded for having contributed to an effort which will provide many benefits for these communities even after you leave this country. Your assistance will ensure speedy development and construction of local facilities for the underprivileged local communities.

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Program Description

This is an ideal project for those who want to work at the grass-root level within a community and ‘getting their hands dirty’ for a much-needed facility for Le Morne. Your first project would be constructing a public daycare center for toddlers. Artistic talent with brush & colors, design-oriented thinking can be challenged with functional additions that increase the cognitive & perceptual functions in the playroom, removing outer layers of paint for a new coat, a small little garden could light up the daycare center, animal & marine wildlife depictions, design & art from various sources, carpentry, polishing are a few of many avenues through which you can help the communities.

Aims & Objectives

To support the local communities by engaging in construction and renovation activities which would aid them to improve their living standards.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

  • Working with the local foreman and Le Morne community to renovate an unused house for the community daycare center.
  • Stripping the older paint layers and breathing in a fresh perspective with paint & brushes.
  • Painting animals, trees and designs from the surroundings that will conjure up the curiosity of the toddlers in the rooms.
  • Using Carpentry that can create a safe structure to nurture a creative playtime for the toddlers as well as providing an element of physical development.
  • Creation of a small garden in the gardens of the daycare center that will usher colors.
  • Masonry & bricklaying under the local foreman.
  • Tiling and waterproofing of the daycare center.
  • Creation of storage and enclosed spaces for keeping the items required in the daycare center.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment necessary.

Location

The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the Southwest coast of Mauritius, only a two hour drive from the International Airport.

Turquoise clear water, powder white sand, palm trees and a huge mountain behind it. Do you already have an imagination of what this will look like? It will be even better when you are here with forest trails, hikes leading to an incredible panorama very real.

Le Morne represents one of the most significant global commemorations to the memory of the slave resistance. Not only does the region evidence a rich and remarkable oral history but in 2008 it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site precisely for this remarkable role.

About the Accommodation

Participants will stay at our centre which is located in the Le Morne area, yet can vary depending on the project. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for participant’s convenience. Bathrooms have hot water facilities and all rooms have wall-fans to cool off.

Food Arrangements

Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner would be a mix of western and typical Creole style food.

Facilities

ATMs, supermarkets, and medical facilities are available within 5km radius from the accommodation.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

  •  Le Morne Brabant trail
  •  Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth
  • Black River George National Park
  • Chamarel Waterfalls

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of Mauritius

Population: 1,348,242 (July 2016)

Capital: Port Louis

Language: Mauritian Creole, Bhojpuri, French, English

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Time zone: MUT (UTC+4)

Country Information

The beautiful island Mauritius is a famous tropical travel destination lying in the Indian Ocean, about 2000 km away from the southeast coast of the African continent. The country was known by different names throughout the past as it was visited by a number of nations from time to time. And it was only in the year 1638 that the country was inhabited after the establishment of a colony by the Dutch republic. And later, in 1710 the Dutch colony was abandoned and then became a French colony five years later giving the island the name “Isle de France”. The country became a republic in the year 1992 under the commonwealth nations and currently, it is the 3rd most attractive tourist destination in the region due to its breathtakingly gorgeous beaches and the tropical forests. And in addition to this, the country owns the world’s third-largest coral reef which surrounds the island as well.

Climate

The country is blessed with a tropical climate with two seasons which consists of warm humid summer from November to April and a comparatively cool winter from June to September. Hence there are a number of very rare plants and animals that are extremely unique to the island with great biodiversity. The country is relatively a younger island which was formed as a result of volcanic activity around 8 million years ago.

Culture

This is the only country in this region that has Hinduism as the main religion with around 60% of the population. And apart from that Christianity, Islam and Buddhism are also practised in the country in addition to a small percentage of people who do not follow any religion. And as the country has diverse religious practices and the culture and ceremonies are highly influenced by the religions, there are a number of colorful festivals celebrated throughout the year.

Transportation

The country does not have a railway system but has a good public bus transportation service providing free rides for the students, senior citizens and disabled people since the year 2005.

By Bus

The country has a number of bus transportation companies and out of which the major ones are namely, the National Transportation Corporation, Mauritius Bus Transport, Rose Hill Transport, Triolot Bus Service, United Bus Service, Luna Transport and Perle De la Savanne in addition to a number of individual operators. Therefore the country has roughly around 900 bus stops under a considerably big network that consists of around 200 bus lines.

By Taxi

The availability of taxis in the country is commonly higher in the main cities than in the surrounding areas. And the taxis are very useful when you travel independently and all taxis have the “taxi” sign written on the top of the cars. And the taxis can be identified easily due to the yellow square box on the sides of the doors which indicates the route.

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