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Siem Reap, Cambodia
July 8 - 17, 2018
Do you have a desire to help others? Are you looking for a purposeful and meaningful experience like no other? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this trip to Cambodia is for you! If you have a strong desire to make a difference and like to have fun in the process, then we would love to have you on the team!
NO construction experience is necessary! Just a willingness to learn and meet new people, a positive attitude and a desire to immerse yourself in a beautiful culture.
Why should I go to Siem Reap?
Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. It has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake. It is a gateway city to an ancient world with Angkor Wat as one of its main attractions.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
In Cambodia, over a quarter of the 15 million people live below the poverty line. Habitat for Humanity seeks to break the cycle of poverty through affordable housing solutions. Habitat also works with partners to help families gain access to livelihood opportunities, clean water and sanitation, housing finance services, and secure land tenure. Since 2003, HFH Cambodia has served more than 10,000 families. HFH Cambodia takes a holistic approach to housing that includes securing land tenure and developing thriving communities with access to clean and affordable water and electricity. Working in six major provinces, Habitat and its partners train families in financial literacy and livelihood development and enable informal settlers to have secure land tenure. HFH Cambodia also provides micro loans and construction technical assistance to enable families to build wells and latrines. Habitat programs feature the use of environmentally-friendly soil blocks, solar powered lights and rainwater catchment systems.
What will my week look like?
|Sun. July 8||Arrival in Siem Reap|
|Mon. July 9||Build Day|
|Tues. July 10||Build Day|
|Wed. July 11||Build Day|
|Thurs. July 12||Build Day|
|Fri. July 13||Build Day/ School visit|
|Sat. July 14||1/2 Build Day/ House Dedication/ Cultural Activity|
|Sun. July 15||R&R - Angkor Wat|
|Mon. July 16||R&R/ Farewell Dinner - Floating Villages|
|Tues. July 17||Depart for home or other travel|
This itinerary may change as details for the trip are finalised.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
The team will stay in shared rooms in a modest, secure, clean HFH Cambodia-approved hotel near the build site. Meals will be in approved restaurants or prepared by Habitat-authorized local community members. Clean drinking water will be provided at all times. Health and safety of the team is always top priority.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 10 day opportunity to build in Cambodia is approximately
$2,150 + round-trip airfare + approx $500 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 Cambodia and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Siem Reap, Cambodia. 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. The costs for R&R portion of the trip are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to HFH Canada. Your team leader will let you know how to pay this.
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: Sophia Chaudhery
Hi my name is Sophia and I’m very excited to be leading a team to Cambodia in July! I’ve done quite a bit of travelling over the years and love the idea of travelling for purpose. Habitat is great way to experience something new and help a family in need. I participated in my first Habitat trip to Jordan a few years ago and was inspired to continue on the Habitat journey. I’ve had the opportunity to be team leader on builds within Canada (Grande Prairie, Whitehorse and Iqaluit), and overseas (Hawaii and Jordan). I’m very excited to be leading a team to Cambodia this summer and I hope you will join me on this East Asian adventure.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!