Mauritius

19th – 27th May 2018 – Fully Booked  / 23-31st March 2019 – Places Available 

With the concept of all our projects being to deliver humanitarian aid to disadvantaged children while providing a unique adventure for those you join the teams, our growing number of supporters are now driving demand for new adventures once they have done all our existing ones. No more normal holidays for them anymore !

To some, it may not seem a very worthwhile cause being that Mauritius is considered a paradise island but as our new project says theres “Poverty in Paradise”. Working with a new partner – The Overseas Mauritian Society (TOMS)  I visited the Island in March 2017 and spent four days visiting a number of children based charities all trying to help the poor communities where children are exploited to inform for drug dealers or get drawn into the sex trade to provide an income for their families. The Island is very beautiful but it was not long before I saw the underbelly of the place and it appears not much has changed since the times of slavery, its just in a difffernt form now and I certianly believe cultural issues in the Afro-maritian communities do not help the growing problem.

I have identified four charities we will be working with to help mainly the afro-mauritian children to help avoid them falling into this predictable spiral whilst living in the shanty areas and we aim to do this through improved education and after school support.

The trips will provide the team the chance to see the poverty where the children live and the services in place to try and help them get a better education to change their future. You will be working on a farm for the morning, walking through the shanty areas and interacting with the children at three children centres at different parts of the island. The team accommodation will be either a Villa or hotel in Flic end Flac so there will be plenty of time to relax with like minded people in beautiful surroundings and reflect on the days work. At the end of the week it will be out on a boat to see with dolphins, feed fish on the reef and enjoy a BBQ on a desert island before heading home.

Like with all our adventures, change can happen and usually for the good, so keep an open mind and enjoy our adventure. The minimum donation for a place is £1700 and to reserve your place a £200 non-refundable deposit secures your place on the team then we require a further £700 eight months before trip with the remaining £800 eight weeks before departure. 

We will run a kitty for meals but drinks are provided throughout the day. We also recommend bringing 20kg of donations which could be toys / bubbles / clothes / sports equipment / stationary etc  

To find out more drop me an email or give me a call on 07766 821900. 

Look forward to welcoming you to the team. 

Ash 

Itinerary

Saturday: We all meet at Heathrow/Gatwick and head off as a team.

Sunday: Arriving in Mauritius we will be met by Rishi and make our way to our accommodation to relax

Monday – Thursday: You will be working with four charities and seeing first hand the work they are doing to try and improve the education for the children in poor communities. Spending time at the training farm and visiting shanty areas, distributing school bags in Le Morne and spending time with the children while half the team learn how to make herbal teas as part of a women empowerment project in Beau Champ. 

Friday: Off on a boat to see with dolphins, feed the fish and sunbath on a desert island then in the evening off into Flic en Flac for a team meal. 

Saturday: Depending on flight times, you will have the chance to shop in Port Louis market before heading home. 

Sunday: Arrive home around Midday. 

OUR CHARITY

We create adventures which bring people together from different walks of life in a common goal to help small children charities across Asia and Africa and in doing so changing their lives forever.