Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home. Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
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May 19-29, 2018
Why should I go to Yogyakarta, Indonesia?
Selopamioro Village is located in the south of Yogyakarta province and is about 25 km from Yogyakarta city (45 minutes driving). Selopamioro Village is a hilly area used predominantly for rice fields and tree planting (such as mahogany and teak). Selopamioro consists of 18 sub villages consisting of 4, 615 families, 68% of whom are low income families (mainly laborers). The main challenges in Selopamioro are: high unemployment (around 45%), soil containing lime, lack of access to water and water management infrastructure, lack of access to proper toilets, and indecent housing. Approximately 586 families live in indecent houses with mud floors, walls of woven bamboo, and fragile/leaky roofs. Habitat for Humanity Indonesia is committed to the community by increasing the quality of life and making sure all live in a healthy environment. In this 3-year program within Selopamioro, they are planning to build 487 houses, along with a water distribution system to provide access to clean water and 450 individual toilets.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
Indonesia is the world’s most extensive archipelago with more than 17,500 islands. Habitat for Humanity started in Indonesia in 1997 and currently works in Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Batam. Its largest program focused on rebuilding after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami with more than 8,000 families helped. Habitat aims to galvanize resources to provide an additional 60,000 Indonesian families with decent homes by 2020.
Despite significant economic growth, more than 28 million Indonesians are living below the poverty line, according to World Bank data. These families face greater hardships in times of an economic downturn or a natural disaster. Currently, nearly 70 percent of low-income housing is built by the families themselves rather than by the government or private developers. Almost 25 million families live in urban slums with many others settling along railway tracks and riverbanks, and on streets.
What will my week look like?
|Sat. May 19||Arrival at airport in Yogyakarta|
|Sun. May 20||Travel to build location, free time and Welcome Dinner|
|Mon. May 21||Habitat Indonesia Orientation and Build Day|
|Tues. May 22||Build Day|
|Wed. May 23||Build Day|
|Thurs. May 24||Build Day|
|Fri. May 25||Build Day|
|Sat. May 26||Build Day|
|Sun. May 27||Rest and Relaxation Day|
|Mon. May 28||Rest and Relaxation Day|
|Sun. May 29||
Departure Day (or continue your journey in Indonesia independently)
(Please note the itinerary may be adjusted as required.)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at a local hotel (with double occupancy) that Habitat works with. Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner will be at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 11 day opportunity to build in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is
approximately $2,100 + 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: Micaela Roughton
Hello, my name is Micaela Roughton. I first became involved with Habitat for Humanity Global Village in 2014, and a part of my heart has remained there ever since! I have experience travelling within Latin America, Europe, and Africa. In the past few years I have focused on exploring more of Southern Africa through personal travel and founded a grassroots Canadian charity that supports an HIV/AIDs orphanage in Zambia. The first team I led was also on a Global Village trip to Zambia in 2014, and I had an incredible time leading a Global Village trip to Malawi in 2017. I’m very excited to expand my Global Village experience and explore and build in Indonesia this May!
In my day-to-day life I work in Student Affairs at Simon Fraser University supporting international students from around the world. My true passions in life are focused around social justice work, international development, travel, and connecting with new people and cultures wherever/however I can. My experience so far with Habitat Global Village has been incredible, and I feel honoured to be able to share in a wonderful new adventure with you. A willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, an open-mind, and a readiness to serve are all that you need to join our team.
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 online application!