Nutritional Education & Community Support

Actively engage in the development of a local community by working to setup a showcase site. Also, contribute in bringing positive changes in the lives of women there, by sharing income generating activities and working with them. You will also visit the surrounding villages and teach the Center’s cook and young trainees/staff about nutrition and the English language respectively.

 

 

Program Description

Apart from training youth, the Center’s main goal is to set up a showcase site for surrounding villages and for all of Nosy Be.You will take part in setting up this showcase site and also teach the Center’s cook about nutrition. You will also teach young trainees – as well as staff – English language, vis-a-vis the villagers. Participants will also teach them about nutrition and hygiene including the English language. You will also get a good opportunity to contribute in bringing positive changes in the lives of women there by sharing income generating activities and working with them.

Program Duration & Availability

Min duration (weeks):1

Aims & Objectives

To teach about nutrition and hygiene including English language. To enable the women by sharing with them income generating activities.

Schedule

Monday

After breakfast, you will be meeting the ESPACE ZENY team and get to know about the history and taboos of the place. You will also visit the training centre and observe all the activities there. After a 20 minute break you will have a visit to the surrounding village and have discussions with the women there followed by lunch in the center. Then you will move to ESPACE ZENY where you will teach English language to the trainees and staff there. After a 20 minute break, you will teach women about an income generating activity and work with them.

Tuesday

You will set up showcase site with the Center’s team and trainees. Then you will teach nutrition and hygiene to Center’s cook and cook with her. After lunch in the center, you will move to ESPACE ZENY and teach English language to women and children in the surrounding village. Later you will teach them about nutrition and hygiene. You will also share ideas with women about income generating activities and work with them.

Wednesday

You will set up a showcase site with Center’s team and trainees. Then you will teach nutrition and hygiene to Center’s cook and cook with her. After lunch in the center, you will move to ESPACE ZENY and teach English language to women and children in the surrounding village. You will also share ideas with the women about income generating activities and work with them.

Thursday

You will set up a showcase site with Center’s team and trainees. Then you will teach nutrition and hygiene to the Center’s cook and cook with her. After lunch in the center, you will move to ESPACE ZENY and teach English language to the women and children in the surrounding village. Later you will teach them about nutrition and hygiene. You will also share ideas with the women about income generating activities and work with them.

Friday

You will set up a showcase site with Center’s team and trainees. Then you will teach nutrition and hygiene to the Center’s cook and cook with her. After lunch in the center, you will move to ESPACE ZENY and teach English language to the women and children in the surrounding village. Later you will teach them about nutrition and hygiene. You will also share ideas with the women about income generating activities and work with them.

Location

Nosy is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar’s largest and busiest tourist destination. It has an area of 320.02 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 73,010. Nosy Be means “big island” in the Malagasy language. The island was called Assada during the early colonial era of the 17th century.

Here you’ll find volcanic lakes, lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and breathtaking coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored. In May, come to experience the four-day Donia Music Festival. Perfectly located on the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia, Nosy-Be evokes feelings of discovery and adventure, the rich and endemic biodiversity will have begging for more. There are many spots that are perfect for ones who seek a golden opportunity to swim among turtles, stingrays or manta rays.

Accommodation & Food

About the Accommodation

In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace is also available for you to spend some quality time.

Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Available Room Types

Standard Room

All meals included

Yes *

Free beverages

Yes **

Persons per room

4 -6

Wifi in public areas

No

Laundry facilities

Yes ***

Safety box

No

Lockable rooms

Yes

Hot shower

No

Private bathroom

No

Bed linen

Yes

Towels

No

Air conditioning

No

Fan

Yes

Mosquito protection

Yes

* Three meals per day during weekdays and two per day on weekends
** Water
*** At an additional fee

Food Arrangements

The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice a week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants at your own expense.

Facilities

ATM – The closest ATM to the Center is about 15-20 minutes away by bus or Tuk-Tuk from the accommodation.

Supermarket – The closest local supermarket is around 15-20 minutes away by bus or Tuk-Tuk from the accommodation.

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.

Schedule

  • Welcome, introduction to Madagascar and the team, House rules, Dos and Don’ts, Code of Conduct and handling of documents
  • Introduction about the neighborhood and prices for taxi ,tuk-tuk etc.
  • Visit Ambatloka to get SIM Cards and visit market area
  • Lunch
  • Malagasy Language lesson

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

You can get sundrenched all year-round, and Nosy Be is paradise for aqua activities. Nosy Be offers you a variety of activities which you can engaged in your free time. The golden beaches are the highlights of Nosy be where you can swim, snorkel or even if you want to just sit back and enjoy the sunshine. Some of the beaches are namely,

  • Palm Beach
  • Andilana Beach
  • Ambatoloaka Beach
  • Andilana Beach

Nature enthusiasts and adventure lovers certainly find happiness around Nosy Be. Diurnal and nocturnal endemic lemur species, unique bird species, reptiles or indigenous plants and animals can be spotted among these breathtaking landscapes during your Nosy-Be weekend getaways.

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