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November 19 - 30, 2017
If you are interested in making a positive difference for a deserving family in Indonesia, join a team of like-minded people to help a family achieve their dream of a safe and affordable home while experiencing a country with rich cultural traditions, temples and ancient palaces. A spirit of adventure, willingness to work hard and a sense of humour are all you need.
Why should I go to Indonesia?
Indonesia is the world’s most extensive archipelago with more than 17,500 islands and a population of 258 million. Despite significant economic growth in recent decades, more than 28 million Indonesians live below the poverty line, with significant hardships related to poor quality housing, sanitation and water quality. These hardships are made worse during times of economic downturn or natural disasters such flooding, droughts and mudslides resulting from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Almost 25 million families live in urban slums with many others settling along railway tracks and riverbanks, and on streets.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
Habitat for Humanity started in Indonesia in 1997 and strives to provide housing solutions that also address broader community needs such as health and education. As in other countries, HFH Indonesia achieves its goals by working in partnership with an array of organizations and agencies. International and local volunteers contribute time and labour while partner families contribute “sweat equity” to help build their own homes.
HFH Indonesia houses typically range from 25 to 30 square meters in size and are constructed using concrete blocks and cement board with wood framing.
What will my week look like?
(Sun) Nov. 19 - Team meets in Yogyakarta
(Mon) Nov. 20 - Orientation & Build Day
(Tues-Sat) Nov. 21 - 25 - Build Days
(Sun-Mon) Nov. 26 - 27 - R&R Days
(Tues) Nov. 28 - Build Day
(Wed) Nov. 29 - Build Day and Farewell with community and HFH Indonesia
(Thurs) Nov. 30 - Team Departs for home or other travels
(Please note the itinerary may be adjusted as required.)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be in a modest hotel in Yogyakarta with two or more people sharing a room. Breakfast will be taken at the hotel and dinners will be at local restaurants near the hotel. Lunch, snacks and water will be provided at the build site.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 12 day opportunity to build in Indonesia is
approximately $2,110 + round-trip airfare + approximately $300 for R&R*
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 Indonesia and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for their round-trip airfare from their point of departure to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). The costs for R&R are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to Global Village Canada. Your team leader will let you know when and how to pay this.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which will be identified and discussed with you. These costs are not tax deductible
Meet the Team Leader: Ernie Fraser
I have participated in 17 Global Village trips and been the team leader on 16 of those trips to places in Europe, Asia, South America, the US, Yukon and PEI. I will also be leading a trip to Iqaluit in August 2017. I believe these trips provide amazing opportunities for personal growth while strengthening the global village across cultures in ways that are truly unique. I very much look forward to my first trip to Indonesia and the opportunity to give a “hand up” to a local family.
Please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply by using our online application.