project review

THE PERFECT WAY TO EXPERIENCE MADAGASCAR

Review submitted by Research Assistant
Review date 17 Jun 2018

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When deciding on which project to take part in, I wanted to experience all Frontier had to offer in Madagascar, therefore I opted to be an Adventurer. As an MGA Volunteer, I got the opportunity to experience all three projects on site - diving, teaching, and foresting.

While diving I was able to see the coral reefs and tropical fish feeling immensely connected to a part of the earth that I'd never before been able to experience. It was a newfound feeling of freedom unlike any other. 

I'd never before had much experience teaching children, but in choosing this project I knew I'd learn a lot. Once we arrived at the school, the children were very welcoming and excited about our presence. Their desire to learn was unlike anything I'd seen before. They hung off our every movement and word, and followed our every step. It was really easy for me to learn how to speak to these kids and relate to them. The personal fulfilment I gained from my limited time in teaching was of a great extent. 

For the last of my time on camp, I was able to experience the foresting project. It was very fascinating being able to witness the different types of wildlife, it was riveting being able to see creatures that I'd never be able to see in the wild anywhere else in the world. Life on camp was laid-back and entertaining. The atmosphere was really welcoming and accepting. I was privileged to make great friends. The sense of community on camp is unlike any other, and everyone easily finds their place within the group. 

Overall, deciding to go on this trip was the best decision I've ever made. I miss it a lot and I miss my friends. And in all honesty, I wish I'd stayed longer. I could have definitely done at least three months out there. I'd suggest it to anyone who wants to become more cultured, who wants to get back to basics and tough it out (which also means a stress free, concern free life!), anyone who wants to make a difference and learn more about Madagascar as a culture itself. I'd suggest this trip to anyone who wants to make some amazing friends, have some wild experiences, and see a part of the world that most people never get the chance to see in their lifetime. It is 100% worth it.