Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
    • Livingstone
  • India
    • Delhi
Length
4 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
40
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
22
Price Details
What you are paying for:
• Accommodation (shared)
• Airport pickup upon arrival in Malawi.
• three meals per day(breakfast, lunch and supper)
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Activities Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 07, 2024
Feb 03, 2024
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About Program

Construction of a Resource Centre:
Though the district is making some good gains in the recent years, there is obviously a lot of work that still needs to be done. Several sectors of the life in the district, women, youths, children and the local leaders and even government officials believe that the absence of a community resource center hinders progress in socioeconomic development.

In the past years we have invested in acquiring a land for constructing a resource centre. This building is to provide the children and youth with skills and education in various fields, as well as provide a space to organise workshops and other community events.

We need help both with fundraising and with the physical construction of the building – such as, helping mix concrete, painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, carpentry.

Our construction project is to provide and encourage maintenance culture in already existing facilities. In the past years we have invested in acquiring a land.

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Program Highlights

  • Become more open and adapt to working with a team.
  • Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience.
  • Become more passionate about community development.
  • Visit other surrounding places during your stay with us.

Program Impact

In Karonga, located in the north of Malawi in Africa, there are many schools without toilets. Lack of toilets causes infectious diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever, hinders children's education, and protects their dignity as human beings. We aim to create an environment where as many children as possible can attend school with peace of mind.

How to Apply:
Send us an email to helpingyoucommunityforum@gmail.com with a short summary of your qualifications, and tell us which time period you would like to join

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Bezi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My time with HYCF

It was very enjoyable being able to help out the local community while learning about the culture and society. The project that I worked on felt impactful for community. David is always helpful and is willing to help teach you new skills for your life. The family was also very kind and treated as if you were one of them. So it was very easy for a person to adjust to living in the new environment. I loved every moment I spent there and do not regret going there to work. If you get the chance to go I recommend you to do it.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Riding on local transportation such as motorcycles and bicycles.
18 people found this review helpful.
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Bradley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Construction of a Resource center.

Brad and I had an incredible experience working here for almost a month in September. David and the volunteers are a dedicated hardworking team with a big hearts and a big agenda! The programs they have, and hope to put into action are greatly needed by the community.

Our skills gave us the ability to help them move forward with the construction of their Community Resource Center/Office and garden. Resources and funds were limited but we were still able to accomplish a lot. Everyone was willing to jump in and help with pouring concrete for floors, digging a well and running to town for supplies. Lot's of laughter, playing games and getting to know the volunteers too.

Everyone in the village was so friendly and our hosts David provided nice accommodations and meals. We learned a lot about Malawi in our conversations and thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent with them, their family and friends. We wish we'd had time to help them with projects at their home too.
It was a rewarding adventure and hard to leave, but now we have new family half way around the world!

What was your funniest moment?
Dancing with the locals.
Pros
  • Excellent communication skills with the team
  • Well organised
  • Cultura exchange
20 people found this review helpful.

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