Community & Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda

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Community & Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda

£2,050
Duration: 6 weeks
Countries: Rwanda
5 weeks community volunteering with street children and youth groups in Kigali + 1 week trekking with silver back gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Applications for 2017 now open!
Summary

Community & Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda

Ubaka U Rwanda

Rwanda lost approximately a tenth of its population in the Genocide, resulting in many children being orphaned. A large number of children have also been born in prison or abandoned as unwanted offspring of a rape: they have been left to fend for themselves and have no one. In 2003, an ex-street child named Evode Usabyamahoro started an initiative, Ubaka U Rwanda, to help boys living on the street. Through local donations he was able to rent a small house in Kigali. 4 small rooms with inadequate toilet facilities and crowded and basic living conditions are better than no home at all but the boys deserve more. You can help Quest to build a much-needed new home. By volunteering with Quest you will be directly involved in the building of a new home, shelter and facilities for children that have been affected by the genocide and are living on the streets.

Volunteering: Weeks 1-5

During the volunteering phase of the trip you will work closely with our charitable partners, spending time with the boys at the community youth centre and helping to construct a much needed drop-in centre, which can be used for educational purposes and as a safe place off the streets, for the boys to eat, relax and socialise. 

Weekends

Weekends will be spent soaking up Kigali's vibrant culture, visiting the shores of Lake Kivu or maybe spending a night in the Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Trekking: Week 6

Your final week is spent trekking to see the incredible silver-back gorillas in Rwanda's beautiful Volcanoes National Park.

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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Details

Further Details

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Price details:

£2,050

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.

Departs:

February and July each year

What's included?

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

Project Contribution

On top of the Quest Overseas payment there is also a project contribution of £750 that goes directly to the charity you will be working with

Who's this trip for?

Participants are typically aged between 17-24, from all over the world

Group Sizes

Minimum 4, maximum 10

About Quest Overseas

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

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Photos

Photo Gallery

Basketball Game with Volunteers

Basketball Game with Volunteers

Board Game

Board Game

Elephant Sighting

Elephant Sighting

Rwanda Landscape

Rwanda Landscape

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking

Silverback gorilla

Silverback gorilla

Baby Gorilla

Baby Gorilla

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