Special Needs Medical Assistance Program
MRCI, in collaboration with The Sunrise Centre, offer this program with the aim of improving the quality of life for disabled children and their families in Nosy Be, Madagascar. By partnering with The Sunrise Centre, we share a common goal of making a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.
Who We Are Looking For:
We are seeking individuals who are qualified, experienced, or studying in the following fields:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech-Language Therapy
- Education (Teachers/teaching assistants)
- Special Educational Needs and/or Disability Support
- Medicine (Doctors/Nurses/Psychologists/ Psychiatrists/Paediatricians)
During your time with MRCI, you will stay at our base camp located in the picturesque Turtle Cove on Nosy Komba. You will travel to Nosy Be and The Sunrise Centre daily by boat and Tuk-Tuk. The transportation expenses are included in the program fee, and a packed lunch is thoughtfully provided by our camp’s canteen staff.
As a volunteer, you will actively participate in various aspects of this program, including:
- Providing medical assistance at The Sunrise Centre
- Providing educational support through the ‘ny fianarantsika’ education program
- Sports coaching at the sports clubs
- English teaching support at the English classes
While we welcome all forms of support, for a more dedicated volunteering experience, we recommend a minimum stay of two weeks. This duration allows us to maximize the benefits of your time in Madagascar.
For the safety and well-being of the children and adults you will be working with, we require all volunteers to complete a criminal background check. Additionally, we will require your CV and would like to arrange a discussion about your previous work experience and volunteering interests to ensure the project’s effectiveness and satisfaction for both parties.
All Year Round / Every first & third Monday of the month
Ready to embark on your volunteer journey? Join us at MRCI, where together, we can discover, conserve, and transform Madagascar for the better.
Contact us today to learn more and take your first step toward making a lasting impact.