You will have French language lessons and free weekend sightseeing.
PROGRAMS IN benin.
-ORPHANAGE PROGRAM -TEACHING PROGRAM -HEALTH PROGRAM
-MEDIA PROGRAM -CONSTRUCTION -COACHING PROGRAM
-WOMEN DEVELOP/MICRO-FIN -HUMAN RIGHTS -DEVEL/ENVIRO/ADMIN
-ENGLISH LESSONS -WATER AND SANITATION -AGRICULTURE
-DAY CARE (CRECHE) -ORPHANAGE RENOVATION -MEDICAL OUTREACH
Day 1 - Arrival at the airport in Cotonou- Meet the stae-sa staff upon arrival. Get local sim card and connected to the internet. Transfer to the community, meet your host family and show you around the neighborhood.
Day 2 - Orientation session by the coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, how to travel to your work place and back home, introduction at your work place, behavior, food, change of money into local currency.
Day 3 - Work at the placement starts. Few days for orientation and observation. Thereafter under the supervision of the senior staff at work, you handle most of the tasks on your own.
Daily activities at work varies according to your qualification. Full details of your internship or volunteer daily activities at work will be included in your placement details. This will be sent to you as soon as we receive your completed application form. Please click on apply to complete the short form.
Working hours: Volunteers work Monday to Friday. From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday are free for the volunteers. Those working on the farm have a different schedule of work.
Breakfast - 7:00 am at home.
Lunch - 12:00 noon - 12:30 at work.
Dinner - 7:00 pm to 08:30 pm at home .
Weekends are free: Travel to many interesting places.
7 WEEKS 1175USD 10 WEEKS 1475USD
8 WEEKS 1275USD 11 WEEKS 1575USD
9 WEEKS 1375USD 12 WEEKS 1675USD
4 MONTHS 1975USD 5 MONTHS 2375USD 6 MONTHS 2675USD 7 MONTHS 2975USD
8 MONTHS 2375USD 9 MONTHS 3575USD 10 MONTHS 3875USD 11 MONTHS 4175USD
12 MONTHS 4475USD
Please note: We will still give you discount and there is no extra fee to be paid upon arrival.
1 WEEK 395USD 4 WEEKS 875USD
2 WEEKS 695USD 5 WEEKS 975USD
3 WEEKS 775USD 6 WEEKS 1075USD
stae-sa.com is not a travel agency hence there is no service charge involved! No deposit required! No application fees! No extra fee to be paid upon arrival! The amount you pay goes directly towards your program(s).
Accommodation, Meals, weekend sightseeing, 24/7 supervision, WiFi modem for Internet connection at the host family (Please return the modem after your program) local sim card, safety, airport receive/transfer, certificate of participation, orientation, program search, host family search, transportation during orientation, transportation to the placement the first day, donation towards your placement, donation to other communities projects, programs, and cancer association.
What is included in the fees
Other important information
Commencement of the programs: Anytime! All year round program
How long are the placements? 1-week minimum and 2-year maximum
Are there any requirements for participation? No previous experience is necessary. Volunteer/intern must be 15 years and above.
Location: Cotonou, Parakou and Save
Name of the airport: Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport
How do the volunteers get from the airport: Airport pick up included.
Accommodation: Home stay or independent accommodation
How far from home do volunteers work? 5 to 10 minutes by public transport - This excludes traffic.
How can the volunteers do their laundries? Volunteers do their own laundries with hands
Is Food provided in accommodation? food including lunch is provided. Mainly. local food. We also make a provision for vegetarians.
What are the visa specifications for the program? Contact us. Visa can be obtain upon arrival and it is subject to renewal
Vaccines: Yellow fever is very important. Travel insurance is recommended
Safety: We are 24/7 there with you in the country making sure you are safe. The community is very safe. You can go out alone at night and have some fun. But we recommend for the 1st week of your stay, to go out with a friend at night. During the day you don't need anyone to go out with.
Currency: West African CFA
Are there any ATMs available near the home/work? There are ATMs at the airport and near your host family.