Teaching and Community for Groups in Madagascar

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where?Andasibe, Madagascar
A volunteer helps a child trace her hand on a chalkboard
A volunteer helps a child trace her hand on a chalkboard

Madagascar is known for its unique and extraordinary wildlife, lush rainforest and extensive coastline. Tourism and agriculture are both major sources of growth; however, at least 69% of the diverse population live below the national poverty line. Your group can have a hugely positive impact by helping to improve literacy levels as teachers, caring for children and contributing to their educational development in care centres.

In Madagascar, the ability to speak English and French opens the door for better employment opportunities, especially in the travel and hotel industries. Your group teaching in Madagascar with Projects Abroad will help to improve literacy levels in the community and give students the skills they need to improve their lives.

Volunteering as a Group on a Teaching & Community Project in Madagascar with Projects Abroad

A Care volunteer working on an art project with a child in Madagascar
A Care volunteer working on an art project with a child in Madagascar

Your group will work in primary and secondary schools in Andasibe. The group’s role in the classroom will depend on the group’s levels of experience and confidence. Some may be assisting the local teacher or working with small groups to practice conversational English, others could be asked to lead the whole lesson.

The local staff members are eager for your group to get involved in teaching other subjects and organising extra-curricular activities. Depending on your skills and interests, you could teach subjects such as maths, drama, music, physical education, and more. In the afternoons, the school organises afterschool activities to help keep the students occupied and give them extra support. These sessions can be tailored to your group’s skills and interests, and you could teach a new sport or start an English conversation club.

Your group’s role at the school will go beyond simply teaching in a classroom. You will help improve the students’ learning environment by teaching the importance of good hygiene practices. Whatever talents or skills you have, teaching in Madagascar will give you the opportunity to put them to good use. Your group can be innovative with your teaching and lesson plans to create fun and engaging lesson. The children also love learning through games and songs as these help to break down language barriers and encourage engagement.

Community Outreach

Children learning about hygiene in Madagascar
Children learning about hygiene in Madagascar

Your time will be split so that in addition to spending time teaching you will also be able to have a lasting impact on the school itself, by helping with painting and renovation work. Other community outreach projects groups may get involved with activities such as:

  • Light construction work in schools and homes
  • Digging rubbish pits
  • Constructing waste incinerators
  • Rice planting

Whatever your group decides to do, be sure to let us know so that we can incorporate this into your bespoke schedule.

Weekend Trips

We also arrange an exciting weekend trip to Lake Rasoabe, where you will get to enjoy boat rides and the beautiful beaches. There are also other opportunities to explore the stunning landscape around you.

Baobab Trees in Madagascar
Baobab Trees in Madagascar
 When there is free time in the schedule you can do other activities, such as:

  • Play board games
  • Local language lessons
  • Go to the local shops

If your group has any specific requests for any other activities please do let us know when your group applies.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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