Malawi Orphan & Community Care

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Malawi Orphan & Community Care

from £1,232.50
Duration: 4 weeks
Countries: Malawi
4 weeks working on essential infrastructure projects in Malawi, supporting communities in their effort to provide a fighting chance to children orphaned by HIV. Departs July 2017!
Summary

Malawi Orphan & Community Care

Why Malawi

In Malawi an estimated 560,000 children have lost their parents to AIDS, and each village community often supports over a hundred of these orphaned and vulnerable children. By volunteering as part of our team in Malawi, you can help these children get a better start in life.

Your role

There is an ongoing need of improved facilities for the project and your team’s focus will be to extend these facilities. Mixing cement, carrying bricks and digging foundations alongside the local youth groups is essential work which allows the communities to better support their children.

You will also have the opportunity to help in the feeding centres, preparing food and playing with the kids. You’ll be surrounded by shy smiles and big hugs! The beauty of this project is the opportunity to experience the generosity of a Malawian welcome, work side-by-side with local youth groups and immerse yourself in rural Malawian life.

Quest Overseas is a proud founding member of the Fair Trade Volunteering Movement - www.fairtradevolunteering.com - which ensures overseas volunteering is truly worthwhile for both the volunteers and local communities.

Community Development

Development projects overseas can give huge benefit, but if badly managed, can be extremely damaging - do your research and make sure your impact is a positive one!

Quest Overseas guarantees that we will not:

Give false hope or promise anything to a project that we cannot actually do
Put our volunteers at risk, physically or emotionally
Exploit our volunteers- we have no secrets about our aims and long term goals
Drain our project partners financially- 100% volunteer expenses covered by the participants, not the local community

What Quest Overseas will do is:

Provide all funds for the construction project to be completed, as well as finance to maintain it into the future
Work directly with our local project partners- only people who live the project can really tell us what the communities need
Provide dedicated project managers who ensure all our volunteers have a responsible and efficient use of time


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Price details:

from £1,232.50 to £1,450

EARLY APPLICATION DISCOUNT

15% discount for applications confirmed 12 months before departure, 10% discount for applications confirmed 6 months before. Contact the office for more details.

Dates

15th July 2017 - 14th August 2017

What's included?

All food, accommodation, in-country travel, activities and any technical equipment whilst away are included in the Quest Overseas payment

Donation

On top of the Quest Overseas payment there is also a project contribution of £500 that goes directly to the charity you will be working with

Who's this trip for?

Participants are typically aged between 17-23, from all over the world

Team Sizes

Normally between 6 and 10.

About Quest Overseas

Quest Overseas, run specialist expeditions and projects in South America and Africa

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Photos

Photo Gallery

Wall construction

Wall construction

Building foundations

Building foundations

Building the foundations of a new kitchen for one of the feeding centres
Selfie!

Selfie!

Local children at the feeding centre
Painting

Painting

Bmi measurements

Bmi measurements

Volunteers helping to take children's BMI measurements
Waving children!

Waving children!

Safari day trip

Safari day trip

Elephant sighting on a safari day trip
Local market

Local market

Picking up fresh fruit and veg at the local market
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