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Solidarity trip to the vibrant neighborhood of Achada Grande

Collaborate and be part of this vibrant Cape Verdean community

Solidarity trip to the vibrant neighborhood of Achada Grande

from 580€ por persona

This solidarity project focuses on community development. It is located in Achada Grande, a neighborhood of Praia, the capital city which has great tourist potential and a lot of character.

The project aims to improve the area's infrastructure and lift people out of poverty by helping through the community with volunteering, sports, workshops, initiatives and activities.

This project works towards achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 4 Quality education
SDG 5 Gender equality
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
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  • Project Location
    Community of Achada Grande, Praia, Cape Verde
  • Volunteer hours
    3 - 4 hours a day between 9:00 and 18:00
  • Volunteer activities
    Extracurricular activities: sports, music, dance, painting, yoga, games, etc. School support. Empowerment workshops: CV preparation, introduction to finance, etc.
  • Minimal collaboration
    2 weeks
  • Incluido
    Tumaini accompaniment
    Hot water
    Accommodation
    Kitchen
    Local Coordinator
    Training course
    Airport pick-up
    Volunteer liability insurance
    WIFI
  • No incluido
    Tourist activities
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Breakfast
    Travel insurance
    Flight

Volunteer Program

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Voluntary activities
  • Care and educational support for children from 3 to 7 years old: reading stories, educational games, help with homework, etc.
  • School reinforcement: when the school is closed (end of June to end of September) it is done from 9 to 11 a.m. If there is school, it is done at 3:00 p.m.
  • Extracurricular activities: sports, music, dance, painting, yoga, games, etc.
  • Language exchange: Spanish, French, English, German, 
  • Collaborate in the different activities that are being carried out in the community: construction works, plans to create orchards for families, psychological support for families, etc. 
  • Various workshops depending on the experience and training of the volunteer.
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Profiles required
To participate in this solidarity trip it is not necessary to have a specific profile. The only requirements are:
  • Basic level of Portuguese or have a good level of Spanish.
  • Be of legal age.
  • Be open-minded, tolerant, supportive and willing to learn. Flexibility is essential, as tasks may change depending on the needs of the NGO, similarly the ability to work in a team since volunteering is done in coordination with other people. 
The project is particularly suitable for:
  • People who like children and are interested in getting closer to the reality of many people in Cape Verde.
  • People looking for a project in which they can live with a Cape Verdean family or get closer to this beautiful culture with so many influences from other countries.
  • Teachers (child, primary and secondary), music and dance teachers, doctors and nurses, music teacher, painting teacher, sports teacher, language teacher, etc.
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A day in the project
In this project, each day is different. In the mornings you can: 
  • Assist in the maintenance tasks of the center: cleaning, carpentry, etc.
  • Teach classes with the children of the community if your profile is educational.
  • Activities with the community: creation of vegetable gardens, organization of talks with women on topics that may be of interest to them, empowerment training, entrepreneurship, small business management, psychological support.
In the afternoons, support is generally given to children between 3:00 and 5:00 pm. with school support in various subjects (biology, mathematics, languages, science) and extracurricular workshops.

 

Project Location

Project

The project is located in Achada Grande about 10 minutes by cab from the center of the capital and from the Plateau district, the most central neighborhood.  It is located east of the city center, between the port of Praia to the south and the Nelson Mandela International Airport to the north. This neighborhood has a great tourist attraction and a lot of character as it has a great street life with all sorts of art displays.

Climate

Cape Verde enjoys a warm climate all year round. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 21 °C to 27 °C and rarely drops below 20 °C or rises above 28 °C. From April to October temperatures are very high (around 28 degrees and high humidity). From November to March it cools down a little and temperatures drop a few degrees but it is still a hot climate with high temperatures during the day and night. 

The cost varies according to the duration of your solidarity trip. The costs are approximate as they depend on the exchange rate at the time of payment.
You will stay in a solidarity hostel in Achada Grande, with shared bathroom with hot water and access to kitchen and living room.
  • 2 weeks: 580 €
  • 3 weeks: 710 €
  • 4 weeks: 830 €
  • 6 weeks: 1.080 €
  • 8 weeks: 1.340 €
 
What is included?

From Tumaini::
  • Search for the solidarity trip that best fits your profile and interests to provide an enriching beneficial experience for both travellers and NGOs.
  • A guide of the project with useful up-to-date information on the status and needs of the project.
  • Support during the preparation of your trip: visas, vaccinations, tips for buying your flight, advice on what to visit, essentials to carry in your backpack, practical information (money exchange, transport, timetables, culture, etc.).
  • Tumaini coordinator available by email or phone whenever you need to solve all your doubts. Sometimes, if possible, face-to-face meetings are also held.
  • Online course on solidarity travel and responsible tourism, mandatory for volunteers to get the most out of their experience.
  • Contact, if possible and on request, with volunteers who have already been in the project.
  • Contact, if possible and on request, with people who are going to travel on similar dates to chat before the solidarity trip, resolve doubts or organize it together.
  • Basic Tumaini Portuguese-Spanish dictionary.
  • Accident and liability insurance specialized in volunteering.
  • Follow-up during the solidarity trip.
  • Letter of reference or certificate of solidarity travel/volunteering on request.
  • CO2 compensation by planting a tree and monitoring it for three years on the island of Borneo in Indonesia.

On the part of the project:
  • Accommodation in a solidarity hostel in the Achada Grande neighbourhood.
  • Transportation upon arrival from the airport (we can also arrange transportation upon your return).
  • Access to the kitchen if you want to prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Hot water
  • Local Coordinator.
What is not included?

  • International ticket
  • Meals (although you have access to a kitchen if you want to prepare your own food) we will provide you with a list of our favorite local restaurants.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Visa (required for stays longer than 30 days)
  • Extras such as personal excursions, shopping, etc.
 
Your trip will contribute to the growth of the project. The total cost of your solidarity trip is divided into two parts:
  • A contribution to Tumaini for the efforts and assistance of the volunteers.
  • A contribution to the project for accommodation and coordination.
Your stay generates a direct benefit for the NGO, with your solidarity trip, you are directly contributing to making the project self-sustainable.
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