Teaching and Community Placements in Madagascar from $255
- Nosy Komba
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- Food on camp
- Accommodation on camp
- Airport pick-up
- Project training
- 24-hour in-country and international HQ emergency support and back-up
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Madagascar's dramatic forest landscape is home to a fascinating diversity of life, with baobab and aloe trees, lemurs, chameleons and a whole host of other species that are found nowhere else on Earth! Its fantastically beautiful coastline boasts coral reefs rich in marine species, perfect for diving and snorkelling, and silky sanded beaches ideal for soaking up the bountiful sunshine. Madagascar's culture is vibrant and diverse; you will find bustling markets full of multicoloured produce and hospitable locals shouting their wares.
Overall schools in Madagascar are basic and teachers are in high demand; therefore your contribution will be extremely valuable. You will teach conversational and beginner’s English to these impoverished children, help with environmental education, and participate in other community activities. This truly will be an incredibly rewarding experience in one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world!
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- Earn a TEFL Certificate
- Teach Children and Young Adults
- Live in a Unique Location
Response from Frontier
We are very disappointed to hear this reflection of your experience in Madagascar. Particularly as all details and conditions of our project are explained and listed in all our pre-departure information such as trip notes, field briefs and other materials provided by Frontier. This includes itineraries, food provided, conditions in town and accommodation, kit list, etc.
As we take volunteer satisfaction very seriously and are eager to provide the most wholesome experience possible, we have in country procedures such as one to one and group feedback chats with staff, conflict resolution meetings and feedback forms, as well as give all volunteers a point of contact with our UK office support to ensure the project is meeting expectations.
We feel that a lot of the issues you listed are directly linked to perhaps not consulting all the information provided and by also refusing to participate in some of the activities – both in the teaching and healthcare project – designed by our project manager and supported by local staff members. Sorry to hear that our food was not to your liking. We focus on providing locally sourced goods with the lowest possible carbon footprint and in general, our food is very much enjoyed by all our staff and volunteers. Our facilities although basic are in line with how the local community that host us lives and, in some ways, we even have better amenities than the average household as we offer western toilets in the volunteer house instead of a long drop.
It was a shame that you had to pay an extra admin fee but this was charged because there was a request for a short notice change to your project arrival date meaning that you arrived in country a week earlier than expected and we had to rearrange your schedule with our local partners, adapt our logistics and operations.
We take all our volunteer feedback very seriously and we acknowledge your concerns, it is just very unfortunate that you declined to take part in the tried and tested communication and feedback processes that are in place both in country and post project. We believe that ultimately, the problems listed boil down to potentially not fully reading all the pre-departure information, communicating your concerns with our staff either in country or at London HQ or allowing yourself time to digest and enjoy the opportunities offered by our Madagascar community project.
Our project is visited by hundreds of volunteers every year and after providing these types of holistic volunteer experience over the course of 30 years we are more than confident that if you were to have given us and the programme a chance, you would have had a fantastic time!
Frontier Madagascar Team