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Open Team to East Nepal | Mar 21-29, 2020

The Need

 

Nepal's Eastern Region is characterised by lush, tropical lowlands in the south, hills in the middle and mountains to the north. The region is particularly conducive to crops and castes in the region focus on growing jute, tea, tobacco, sugarcane and cardamom. Habitat for Humanity Nepal focuses on working with ethnic communities lower down in the castes system who live up in the hills. Because of the terrain and availability of local materials in the area, East Nepal is the only region so far where volunteers will experience building houses made of bamboo. 

Volunteers joining this team will be working alongside and empowering marginalised communities within Nepal, starting with a new Habitat home and improved living conditions.

Requirements

 

  • Team members must be at least 18-years-old on the date of departure

  • Team members must be physically fit, flexible and adaptable.

  • Team members will be required to pay a participation fee which includes in-country meals and travel expenses, accident and medical insurance, and a team contribution cost to Habitat Nepal, which will help expand their building capacity and reach more communities in need of affordable and decent housing.

 

Cost per pax: approximately SGD 2,7500-2,950

  • $1,240 for team contribution to HFH Nepal and compulsory build site insurance

  • $450 estimated return international flight from Singapore to Kathmandu

  • $260 estimated return domestic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar 

  • $800 for in-country costs including twin-shared accommodation, meals, bottled water, airport transfers and daily transportation

  • $200 additional for single room *depending on availability

    Above costs does not include: visas, vaccinations, cultural activities (eg massages, temple entry fee) and trip cancellation insurance. Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set

Itinerary

 

An indicative itinerary is as follows:

  • 21 Mar: Arrive in Kathmandu airport | Welcome Orientation Dinner

  • 22 Mar: Travel to Biratnagar (domestic flight)

  • 23 - 27 Mar: Build

  • 28 Mar: Travel back to Katnmandu 

  • 29 Mar: Fly back to Singapore or extend personal trip

Team members may choose to extend their trip before or after the aforementioned dates for their own leisure activities.

What's Next?

 

Sounds good? If you are interested and fit the criteria above, sign up via this link here:

Note: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and closes on Friday, 31 January 2020. We need at least 12 committed members to form this team! Once all volunteers are recruited, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Team leaders have the right to refuse to take an applicant onto the team.

 

For more information, please email us at info@habitat.org.sg.

Co-Team Leaders

​Diong Bee Chu 

 

Diong is a lecturer at a local polytechnic who has a heart for both youth and those in need. She loves travelling off the beaten track and has enjoys the great outdoors. She regularly volunteers with Habitat's Project HomeWorks and has been on 2 GV builds. By joining this build you will gain a better understanding of what low-income housing looks like juxtaposed between Singapore and abroad.

Ted Choo 

 

Ted is the marketing director at a local university, an avid runner and cyclist. He's also a strong Habitat supporter, serving as a Board Vice-Chair for Habitat for Humanity Singapore since 2018 and volunteering regularly with Project HomeWorks. In the last 2 years, Ted has volunteered for 4 Global Village builds in Sri Lanka, Chiangmai, Cambodia and Indonesia.

 

Open Team to Siem Reap, Cambodia | May 24-30, 2020

The Need

While already famous for the iconic Angkor Wat, Siem Reap remains one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia with approximately 30.7% of total households considered poor and vulnerable.

 

About 85% of the population in Siem Reap's Sambour village are seasonal farmers with an average household income of USD$50-$75 per month. Three in four houses are made out of low quality materials that require replacement every two to three years. Barely half of the villagers own their own toilet and are able to access portable water.

 

Take advantage of the Hari Raya public holiday in lieu and build with Team 'Bring The Change' this May 2020! 

Requirements

 

  • Team members must be at least 21-years-old on the date of departure

  • Team members must be physically fit, flexible and adaptable.

  • Team members will be required to pay a participation fee which includes in-country meals and travel expenses, accident and medical insurance, and a team contribution cost to Habitat Cambodia, which will help expand their building capacity and reach more communities in need of affordable and decent housing.

 

Cost per pax: approximately SGD 1,760-1,910

  • $840 for team contribution to Habitat Cambodia and compulsory build site insurance

  • $320 estimated return international flight from Singapore to Siem Reap

  • $600 for in-country costs including twin-shared accommodation, meals, bottled water, airport transfers and daily transportation

  • $1500 additional for single room *depending on availability

    Above costs does not include: visas, vaccinations, cultural activities (eg massages, temple entry fee) and trip cancellation insurance. Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set

Itinerary

 

An indicative itinerary is as follows:

  • May 24:  Arrive in Siem Reap | Welcome Orientation

  • May 25-29: Build

  • May 30: Return back to Singapore/extend trip

Team members may choose to extend their trip before or after the aforementioned dates for their own leisure activities.

What's Next?

 

Sounds good? If you are interested and fit the criteria above, sign up via this link here:

Note: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis and closes on Friday, 20 March 2020. We need at least 12 committed members to form this team! Once all volunteers are recruited, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Team leaders have the right to refuse to take an applicant onto the team.

 

For more information, please email us at info@habitat.org.sg.

Team Leader

Andrew Seow

Andrew has been team leader for 3 teams of 'Bring The Change' to Cambodia, Myanma and Vietnam, and has also been on 2 other build trips. You will be joining a team of passionate, flexible individuals both seasoned and brand new volunteers dedicated to serve families in need of decent shelter. A no-frills type of guy, Andrew finds joy in sharing the Global Village experience to anyone who is willing to rough it out and go with the flow.

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