School Renovation Project

Get involved in renovating local village schools and help the students have better learning conditions. This project supports schools in and around Tarrafal by restoring and renovating their infrastructure in order to create better learning conditions for the students. We also help the schools by providing learning facilities where and when needed. The projects include renovating libraries, playgrounds and anything that might need a helping hand at the time!



Program Description

Through participating in this social project, you will make a difference to the local community by supporting the students at these schools.

Your work may involve tasks where you will be able to help creating a positive learning environment in the school. The project involves hard physical and manual labour, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. We may  also involve in renovating builidings, paiting, repairing furniture, fixing equipment and so on.

The other side of this project involves a more artistic and relaxed environment. You may also get a chance to use your creative ideas to beautify the school surroundings. You will work alongside a local coordinator who provides guidance. This activity is fun, and we support initiative and creativeness during the process.

Program Duration & Availability

Min duration (weeks):1

Aims & Objectives

Our objective is to make a difference by helping the locals schools in and around Tarrafal by improving the learning conditions and facilities.


Monday to Friday

Every morning after having breakfast, you will plan the project you will be engaged in, with the coordinator. Then you will set out to the project location to engage in your daily tasks.

You will be working alongside other participants and you will be guided by our coordinator throughout your time at the project.



The city is named after the indigenous plant Tarrafe, (Tamarix senegalensis). Also called Mangui or Mangue, it is situated on the northern part of the island of Santiago. A fishing port situated on the northwestern coast and also is a municipality.

Accommodation & Food

About the Accommodation

You can expect to share a room on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.

Available Room Types

Standard Room

All meals included

Yes *

Free beverages

Yes **

Persons per room

4 – 8

Wifi in public areas


Laundry facilities


Safety box


Lockable rooms


Hot shower


Private bathroom


Bed linen




Air conditioning




Mosquito protection


* Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and two meals (breakfast, dinner) during weekends
** Tea, Coffee and Drinking water

Food Arrangements

The meals will contain a mix of local and various types of Western food.


There are ATMs, mini marts, some shops and restaurants available in the city center.

Mandatory Orientation Day

On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarize you with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your program will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.


  • Welcome, introduction to Cape Verdean traditions and culture, House rules, Code of Conduct and handling of documents
  • Basic Kriolu Lesson
  • Visit local supermarkets and ATMs, and explore the surroundings of our center.
  • Lunch
  • Visit to Mar De President Beach and spend some time on the beach before returning back to the center for dinner.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

  • Tarrafal beach


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

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