School Trips - Conservation & Care in Madagascar
For the last 26 years, Projects Abroad has sent over 100,000 volunteers overseas to volunteer on worthwhile and meaningful projects that address local needs and benefit communities. Though we work in 25 destinations around the world, Madagascar is our latest addition for our individual and group volunteers.
Madagascar is renowned for its unique and diverse wildlife, with lush rainforests and extensive coastlines; it makes the perfect home for many animals. This attracts much needed and welcomed tourism which provides vital jobs through hotel and travel industries. Despite this, many still live in poverty, with 70% of the population living below the national poverty line. This means that many children are deprived of a decent education due to a lack of facilities and funding, making their life even harder before it’s begun.
Working predominantly in care centres and schools, your group will have the opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the situation, through teaching children English and other subjects which are beneficial to the children’s future. Your group will also be able to help with our ongoing conservation efforts. As it stands, 80 - 90% of the countries original rainforests have been cut down due to deforestation. In turn this has adversely affected the unique wildlife that call this island home. With around 90% of all plant and animal species being endemic to this island, it is crucial to preserve these ecosystems for future generations. The conservation effort will be focused on taking part in the continuous censuses of flora and fauna. At weekends your group will have the chance to unwind and explore what Madagascar has to offer, notable trips include a visit to the Madagascar National Park, which boasts an abundance of wildlife and picturesque scenery, and a visit to Lemur island; a sanctuary for lemurs that were once kept as pets.
Why should you consider Projects Abroad for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Your students will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills that can’t be taught in the classroom; these can only be experienced and admired from being fully immersed in a new culture and environment. Each trip is customised and tailored to the needs of your group, so whether you want to combine certain projects or you want to include some more travelling, we will do everything possible to make this happen. With 25 years of experience behind us, Projects Abroad ensures that not only will your group have a worthwhile and fulfilling experience, but you’ll always be safe and supported throughout your trip, and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime.
- Care & Conservation in Madagascar 14 Days
Day 1 – Arrival and Inductions
Day 2 – introduction meeting with the Care Centre
Day 3 – Teaching English | Lesson planning
Day 4 – Running sports classes
Day 5 – Teaching English | other extracurricular activities
Day 6 – Teaching English
Day 7 – Trip to Madagascar National Park
Day 8 – Trip to Madagascar National Park
Day 9 – Flora and fauna studies / reports – Building hides so you can sleep out in the jungle
Day 10 – Alien plant removal | wildlife hikes
Day 11 – Conservation education with locals
Day 12 – Reforestation at local plant nursery
Day 13 – Teaching English to local guides | Rubbish clean ups
Day 14 – Departure
Prices start from £1,745pp
What size groups do you cater for?
All group sizes of 5 or more. We offer a free staff place with every 9 students.
Is there first aid on site?
The group will be accompanied by Projects Abroad staff throughout the trip who are trained in the correct procedures to follow regarding medical emergencies or illness. We’re fully insured and we offer 24 hour support from our local team and our team in the UK. We also conduct a full risk assessment prior to the trip that meets our strict health and safety guidelines. Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Travel Aware” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA) who is a governing body behind the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Disabled facilities can be offered on request.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Visitors with special educational needs can be catered for on request.
Our experienced staff will guide you every step of the way, whether it’s providing you with fundraising support or writing you a tailor-made schedule to your exact specifications, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your group has a safe and unforgettable trip. We can also come in and give a presentation to the staff, students and parents to answer any questions and inform you about the exciting and worthwhile adventure that lies ahead.
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