Piratas do Pau (MOZ-34)


Type: Youth - Country: Mozambique

Brief description and main aims

Piratas do Pau (PdP) is a young design, product development and production centre with a strong social and environmental focus. The main objective of this sustainable social enterprise is to create unique furniture, bags and other products out of local materials like wood, metal, leather and reclaimed materials, combined with quality training and creation of fair jobs for young vulnerable Mozambicans.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for young vulnerable Mozambicans to get quality training, professional production experience, real job possibilities and creation of fair jobs.

Cultural Exposure

As the Hosting Organization is located in different sites of Maputo and Mozambique the communities are very diverse. Nevertheless, the majority of them are located in the cities and surrounding areas, especially between Maputo City and Maputo Province.
Generally, the communities offers ease access to diverse kind of facilities like banks, including ATM, internet access, hospitals/health care centres, local transport from one place to another (especially between home and work placements), shops, entertainment and so on.

Main Activities

Production of furniture, bags and other materials using local materials like wood, metal, leather and reclaimed materials, combined with quality training and creation of fair jobs for young vulnerable Mozambicans.

Volunteer tasks

As we are in the beginning of the new training program volunteers will be actively engaged in the setup of the training programs next to in the daily running of the production centre. The tasks will be partly in the office and partly in the workshop assisting the workshop chef, working with the young trainees and in the creation of the furniture and other objects.

Tasks will be:
  • Assisting in the setup of the training program;
  • Assisting in the preparation of the training center and acquisition of equipment,
  • Logistical assisting expert trainers;
  • Assisting workshop chef with daily tasks;
  • Working with the young craftsman (if wanted);
  • Documenting expert training's (recording with video equipment and editing);
  • Assisting in the design and development of new objects (if wanted).
With PdP there is place for a lot of creativity next to the opportunity to learn furniture making, welding, spraypainting and other skills. We are a handson project where volunteers will work alongside young Mozambicans, learn about setting up of projects, learn new skills and be actively involved in training and production.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

We expect the volunteer to be:
  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Open minded
  • Patience
  • Fast learner
(Gender and age are not important, but preferably above 22 years).

Location

Maputo

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Mozambican Host Family

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