Education Project

Le Morne - Mauritius

Only 420€ per week!

At this destination, participants from all over the world will be a welcome option for supplementing children’s education with Basic English.

Whilst taking the breathtaking surrounding view of this coastal community, participants will have a chance to breathe new life into a curriculum that really does not support English and be rewarded with a sense of giving back to a community during your visit to Le Morne.

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Program Description

Participants give the children of a neglected community an opportunity to draw from English Education. The Kindergarten teaching option is a wonderful chance for participants to introduce learning through games and a lot of fun. English is not part of the syllabus and the repercussions of not being able to communicate in a global language has taken its toll on the current youth and Mauritius is saddled with a massive issue wherein only 54% of youth complete an educational program in schools or colleges, actually complete their induction without dropping out of the educational system currently present in Mauritius.

Aims & Objectives

To foster community development by providing underprivileged children with equal opportunities to education.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

  • Kindergarten & Primary School teaching, using English
  • Learning through activities using board games, play dough, colouring pictures and games
  • Introducing children to colours, shapes & other cognitive exercises.
  • A basic introduction to numbers and alphabets in English
  • Games in the playground that enhance exercises & translating the actions in English.
  • Introduction to the natural & manmade environment in the naming of trees, water, leaves, grass, metal, water, taps, building etc.
  • Short stories, poems & songs that are popular to a majority of the participants
  • Sharing geographical knowledge in their countries that they come from and country locations on the globe.
  • Lesson planning and research to plan for the next day’s teaching inputs for the children.
  • Maintaining a file on each of the educational activity that you do with and for children so that future participants can avoid repetition and improve the existing activities, materials etc.
  • Weekly meetings amongst participants to brainstorm on the programs undertaken

   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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