Bairro da Mafalala

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Mafalala - Mozambique


  • Chantier International
  • 16-01-2019 - 01-02-2019
  • 20 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 250 USD de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: 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.



Aims and objectives of AJUDE 1. To promote volunteer activities for young people in their spare time and holidays; 2. To promote community development and encourage participation of community members in activities for their own benefit; 3. To promote exchange of youth volunteers in the different regions of Mozambique, of Africa and the rest of the world; 4. To send young Mozambican volunteers to participate in voluntary work in other countries; 5. To create opportunities to exchange experiences between youth from different parts of the country and the rest of the world; 6. To assist with community development; 7. To promote international understanding through voluntary services; 8. To enable young people to encounter and understand different cultures; 9. To encourage the concept of voluntary services as a force in search for peace equality, democracy and international understanding; 10. To provide opportunities for the people of Mozambique to become aware of international issues. What kind of work is involved? The work greatly varies from one project to the other. It normally involves Construction work in remote rural villages, nature conservation work and environmental education, gardening and creation of parks, restoration of historical monuments, wall painting, bricks mounding, health and Aids awareness campaigns, sanitation projects such as digging water wells and erecting Blair toilets. The communities may ask us to perform other specific tasks beyond the scope of our agreement, seminars and/or workshops on different topics including volunteering as well arts and sports. This is seen as a way of promoting intercultural understanding.


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

Food and Accommodation 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 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. Leisure Activities 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.


What to bring Participants should remember to bring suitable clothes (e.g. winter/summer clothes) depending on the geographical location of the workcamp they would have chosen, a good sleeping bag; a small mattress; working boots and gloves. Also bring with you some recipes, some music from your country as well as musical instruments if you can play one, etc. in Mozambique only powerful currencies are exchangeable such as the British pound, US dollar, Euro and South African Rand. For other currencies ask first before bringing them to Mozambique. The exchange of money is done at banks and any other officially licensed foreign exchange houses. Visa and Master card can be used to withdraw money form any bank or to pay your bills in some restaurants, shops. Please note that it may not be applied in rural or remote areas. Travelers’ checks are not advisable because very few places and expensive one can cash them. Alternatively, you can cash them in South Africa. We strictly recommend all volunteer to bring mosquito repellent and mosquito net, do not forget sun cream.

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). All volunteers who want to participate in this project will be invited to attend the preparation session (le week-end de préparation au départ) organised by Solidarités Jeunesses before their departure.