19th – 27th May 2018 – Fully Booked / Date TBC 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’s charities all trying to help the poor communities where children are exploited either to become informants 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 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.
Saturday: We all meet at Heathrow/Gatwick and head off as a team.