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Community Construction: School Building Program

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


6th Oct- 20th/ 27th Oct, 2016: 7th Jan-21st/28th Jan, 7th April-21st/28th April, 7th July-21st/28th July, 6th Oct-20th/27th


No special skills or qualifications, other than being reasonably physically fit, are needed, as all required skills are learned. However, while practical experience is welcome, enthusiasm & sensitivity are a must. Successful applicants will learn skills associated with rural development work and construction.


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 1231 (at current exchange rate)

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Language instruction
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Each applicant must generate a donation to be given to Azafady UK (registered charity number 1079121). This minimum donation is a donation to support the charitable work of Azafady. Funds generated by the program support Azafady's projects in Madagascar, with 93% of all donations being spent in direct pursuit of our charitable aims.

Don't let the size of the required donation put you off! Azafady is there to support volunteers in raising this donation, with a wealth of fund-raising experience and resources available to volunteers.

Minimum donations are as follows;
2 weeks GBP 795
3 weeks GBP 995

Please Note: Applicants from outside the UK must raise a donation equivalent to the UK Sterling amount based on current exchange rates.

This is made up of GBP 200 which secures your place on a particular scheme, and the remainder of the balance which is due at the latest three weeks before departure. We are of course delighted if volunteers are able to raise more than the minimum donation. Once we've received your application form, one of our experienced Coordinators will give you a call to find out if you have any further questions or simply if you want to find out what volunteering is all about.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Grassroots Organization

Typical Volunteer

Azafady welcomes volunteers from across the world, primarily from the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. All wish to participate in a grassroots volunteering experience but come from diverse backgrounds; those on a career break, taking a gap year or using their annual leave for an extraordinary holiday!

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 10-20

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

5 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad