18th-26th April 2020 – Places Available
We have partnered with a small charity called Children of Sumatra based on an island north of Sumatra run by an English lady called Katie. The charity aim to carry out as many cleft lip and palate operations as possible on children affected across the island with operations carried out at Harapan Jaya Hospital in Siantar during September and October each year. Katie journeys out to the remote villages to find the children but over the past few years are getting more and more people contacting them for help, which is great considering Sumatra is predominantly a muslim country, which does create barriers being the offer of assistance is coming from a Christian based organisation.
Having carried out our exploratory visit in January 2016, the 8 day trips will run annually for a team up to 14 people. The funds raised from the 2017 trip has changed the lives of 25 children and with operations taking place every October/November the team will see the difference they have made when they meet them in following year.
Here’s the difference an operation can make to a child
As with all our trips the minimum donation required to secure a place is £1700 and covers the cost of the flight, accommodation, transfers in Sumatra and breakfast and dinner with lunch and drinks being covered by a team kitty which will work out to about £100 per person for the week. (depending how much you drink and eat of course!)
The remaining money goes direct to the project. A £200 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place with the following payment schedule;
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.
All money raised above the minimum donation all goes to the project to help more children with the Gift-aid claimed going to develop new projects and provide emergency funds for our existing projects.
A pre-trip meeting will be held approximately 8 months before the trip depending on the team members locations.
This project like our other projects is truly magical and delivers on all levels an unforgettable adventure. So, sign up now!
Now booking for 2020!
Ash – Adventure Aid
Saturday: Meet the rest of the team at Heathrow/Gatwick Airport
Sunday: Arrive in Medan, Northern Sumatra around mid morning and travel to Lake Toba which is approximately 4 hours drive
Monday: Up early to travel to our first project of the day
Tuesday: Travelling by boat we will journey to a remote village school to distribute school supplies to the children then enjoy a meal on the lake and swimming near the water fall.
Wednesday: Travel to Siantar and our accomodation for the night then off to see the market then off to see Harapan Jaya Hospital, Rehabilitation centre and orphanage and provide donated sports equipment, crutches etc
Thursday: Off we go to Bukit Lawang ready for the Jungle Trek
Friday: Up early and into the Jungle with our personal guide for the day trek to hopefully meet Orangu-tans, Thomas Leaf monkeys, Gibbons etc
Saturday: A lazy morning then a bus back to Medan and fly home.
Sunday: Arrive back in UK