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Jakarta, Indonesia

February 3-14, 2018 

So, are you ready to embrace a new culture in a really unique part of the world and make a huge difference in the life of a local family? This trip is your chance to visit with and work alongside the people of a rural area of West Java, near Jakarta, Indonesia. Women and men of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to join our diverse team. You do NOT need construction experience. What you do need, is a great sense of adventure! Are you ready to sweat and smile through manual construction and work as part of a team? Are you also flexible and adaptable to the inevitable hiccups along the way? If so, please join our Canadian team heading to rural Sentul, Bogor, just south of the teeming capital city of Jakarta, to build a home for a family living below the poverty line.

Why should I go to Jakarta, Indonesia?

There are 9 villages in this district south of the capital. Of the total 25,448 families living in this area, 75 percent live below the poverty line, with an average daily income of around $3.30 Canadian. Poverty causes negative impacts, especially in sanitation, water distribution and housing. Habitat Indonesia says many families live in houses with muddy ground and bamboo walls. More than 70 percent have no toilets in their houses and are using public latrines that flow directly to the river.

Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Indonesia 

Since October 2010, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia has worked in four Bogor-area villages and has build 639 new houses. Habitat employs a Community-Based Development Approach, where inhabitants are involved in every process and decision making, including finding solutions to social problems. Home partners and the community are also required to contribute to the building process, like providing rocks for the foundation and helping the craftsmen.

What will my week look like?

(Sat) Feb. 3 - Team meets in Jakarta,evening orientation, welcome dinner

(Sun) Feb. 4 - HFH Indonesia orientation, travel to build location, free time

(Mon - Fri) Feb. 5 - 9 - Build Days

(Sat - Sun) Feb. 10 - 11 - R&R Days

(Mon) Feb. 12 - Build Day

(Tues) Feb. 13 - Build Day and Farewell with community and HFH Indonesia 

(Wed) Feb. 14 - 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 at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.



What will it cost?

The cost for this 12 day opportunity to build in Jakarta, Indonesia is
approximately $2,490 + 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 Jakarta, IndonesiaFlight 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: John Ayearst

The team leader is John Ayearst, now of Comox, B.C., and Alajuela, Costa Rica.

John is a Habitat veteran, leading Global Village trips to Nepal, Bolivia, Chile (twice), Kenya, Guatemala, Costa Rica (twice), the Philippines, Cambodia and the Dominican Republic.

He also worked with Habitat New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and with Habitat Chile after a major earthquake. With a disaster relief agency he deployed to Pakistan after historic flooding and to the Philippines over Christmas/New Years 2013/14 in the wake of super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). He returned there again in summer 2015 with both Habitat and the other agency.

John is a recently-retired fire captain and is also a team leader with GlobalMedic. He is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of people locally and internationally. (And he can’t wait to meet the team, welcoming both Habitat rookies and veterans!)

For more information about this exciting trip to Indonesia, contact John at: ayearst.john@gmail.com    Or apply now using our on-line application!

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