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September 17 - 26, 2017
Are you looking for a chance to make a difference in the life of a deserving family and at the same time enrich your own? Do you have a desire to help the less fortunate with a willingness to pull up your sleeves and open your heart?
A Global Village trip offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world, learn more about another culture, learn more about yourself, and test your adventurous side. Our team will work alongside local people to assist with improving the quality of life for a family in Armenia. On this build you may be working on all stages of construction
Why should I go to Armenia?
Armenia is a fascinating mountainous country steeped in ancient history. This tiny country is frequently called an open-air museum. Over 5,000 monuments, from prehistoric cave paintings and stonehenges, to fortresses and Medieval monasteries that are scattered all over Armenia. The capital city, Yerevan, is one of the earliest sites of human civilization, with its history dating back to 782 B.C. Armenia proudly calls itself the world’s oldest Christian nation and was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity.
Garni temple (1st century A.D), Edjmiadzin monastery built after the adoption of Christianity in 301, Zvartnots, Geghard monastery, which is carved into rock, are just some examples of the wonders of Armenia.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Armenia
In Armenia 3 events shaped the current housing situation; the conflict with Azerbaijan in the early 1990s, generating an influx of an estimated 350,000 refugees, a devastating earthquake in 1988 which destroyed or damaged much of the housing stock in the north of the country, and privatization of homes. Today, 5% of the population still lives in temporary shelters and a significant numbers of houses in large cities are in deplorable condition. In rural areas of Armenia 50% of the families live in substandard housing conditions.
What will my week look like?
|Sunday, Sept 17||Arrival in Yerevan, Welcome & Orientation|
|Monday, Sept 18 -
Wednesday, Sept 20
|Thursday, Sept 21||Cultural Activities|
|Friday, Sept 22||Build Day|
|Saturday, Sept 23||Build Day|
|Sunday, Sept 24||Cultural Activities|
|Monday, Sept 25||Final build day, house dedication, farewell activities|
|Tuesday, Sept 26||Depart for home or further optional travel|
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Accommodations will be provided in a basic local hotel or guest house with participants sharing rooms. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, lunch will be provided by the partner family on the work site or from a local restaurant and dinners will be at local restaurants.
What will it cost?
|This cost for this 10 day opportunity to build in Armenia is
approximately $2,440 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Armenia and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Yerevan, Armenia. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and the eligible airfare – these will be 2 separate receipts.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax deductible.
Meet the Team Leader: Sally
Hi, my name is Sally Sipos and I am thrilled to be leading this team to Armenia. This will be my 11th Global Village trip and my sixth as a Team Leader. I’ve had the pleasure of doing Global Village builds in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Portugal, Trinidad and now Armenia.
My first Global Village trip was a life-changing experience for me, which is why I continue to share my time and resources year after year to this most worthy cause. I am looking for a team of energetic, passionate, positive, good-humoured volunteers who share the same desire to help families achieve the safety and dignity gained by owning a decent home.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!
Looking forward to sharing a wonderfully rewarding experience with you!