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 multi-coloured produce and hospitable locals shouting their wares.
You will gain valuable experience in a specific career field that combines learning with frontline observations in working health clinics. This practical learning experience within the workplace provides an invaluable addition to classroom learning and an ideal opportunity to develop your future career.
This project works with a local healthcare partner who welcomes children from all over north-western Madagascar to undergo corrective surgeries for physical handicaps. Many have been abandoned or neglected by their families which are unable to support them due to a lack of economic resources or education on caring for the handicapped. Suffering from birth defects or deformities brought on by malnutrition or juvenile illness, they have all suffered through their short lives and have become isolated in their own homes and communities.
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Every Monday throughout the year.
Ideally flights to Madagascar and connections to Nosy Be (Fascene) should be arranged for this arrival date.
1 week and longer
This project is available throughout the Christmas period and throughout school holidays
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK TEFL training & certification
Airport pick-up weekly on a Monday
Internal ground transfers (for volunteers arriving weekly on a Monday)
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
Nearest airport(s): Nossi-Be (NOS)
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