Bairro da Mafalala

Maputo City - Mozambique - Chantier court terme

Environnemental - Education - Culturel

  • Chantier International
  • 16-01-2018 - 01-02-2018
  • 20 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 215 EUR de frais de participation
  • AJUDE01





AJUDE (Associação Juvenil Para o Desenvolvimento do Voluntariado em Moçambique) is a non-profit organization which brings together young Mozambicans without distinction to race, sex, religion, tribe, level of education or any other way of discrimination. The idea of creating AJUDE dates back to 1993.


In cooperation with local Community Based Organization, ACAM – Associação Cultural e Ambiente da Mafalala, the volunteers will do different communities activities as well as carrying out various environmental tasks (which includes environmental education in local Primary School and in the community) and cultural activities with the local community.

Logement & Nourriture

Classroom or Tents, no Shower, Self-Catering. This is normally provided for duration of the project. Most of our projects are usually self-catering (unless it is stated otherwise) and sufficient money is provided for you to buy and cook food together. Please bring with you traditional receipts that do not require particularly special ingredients. Accommodation is usual in classrooms or tents but this is known before hand.

Emplacement & Temps libre

Mafalala is one of the Maputo suburbs neighborhoods. its history made it to become a potential for touristic attraction and famous area in Maputo and Mozambique. It is a crib and hearth of Maputo traditions and culture. Here several artists, politicians, sportsmen were born or grew up. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (one of the best football player in the world); José Craveirinha and Noémia de Sousa the reference among Mozambican writers and poetry. Samora Machel and Joaquim Chissano, the first and second Mozambican Presidents. Mafalala is also popular for the fact that they still preserving part of the Maputo history in terms of architecture but is also one of the poorest neighborhoods of Maputo and still face environmental and sanitation problems. Weekends are meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by itself. You can decide to visit places of interest around the area of the work camp. It has now become a custom in all our Workcamps to have cultural nights. This affords each volunteer the opportunity to present her/his country and culture. Please bring with you your national flag and traditional dress if possible. Sports and artistic moments will be organized together by the participants and local community. In some cases the workcamp may run during special event (festival, fairs, workshops and others) occurring close to the area where the camp will be running.

Notes Supplémentaires

The workcamp participation fee is strictly US$250 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses during the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, so participants are asked to reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. Participants should arrive at least two days before the camp starts for orientation. It is also important to note that project locations may change due to several reasons some within (too few application, massive cancellations or community failing to make its contribution to the project’) and without our control (political instability, natural disasters).