A Cultural Exchange Experience
The Matènwa Community Learning Center organizes ecotours for travellers who want to have a cultural experience in the Haitian countryside. Ecotours consist of living with a host family in the community of Matènwa from one week to one month. A longer creole language immersion program is also available. You can experience a variety of things here depending on your personal interests.
Some daily life activities are:
Matènwa is situated in the remote mountains of Lagonav, a Haitian island in the bay of Port Au Prince. This mountanous 10 mile by 47 mile island is home to 110,000 people. It is very rustic, having no public electricity nor running water.
Most people travel on foot or by donkey.
The skies are brilliant, like an ever changing canvas.
The weekly fee covers room, board, and daily life activities. English speaking guides are extra. This program was created to generate income for the Matènwa Community Learning Center as well as your host family. Individuals, couples, and families are welcome. For more information call 001 617 543 8844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Mariam Higgin’s blog about her and her two teenage children’s 3 week visit in Matènwa.
Read Max’s blog and get a teen’s view of his 3 week visit in Matènwa.