Escape-the-City Series Kickoff
EXCITING! I am happy to announce that we made the successful concept of VOLUNTEERING & VACATION a regular program in the Changemakers Manila Group.
Escape the bubble of the business districts and get into the real life of the Philippines. It is a double-rewarding concept. We put our activities with NGOs in the provinces and make our trip worth the travel time (you all know what traffic means in this city).
Having a full weekend, we use one day for volunteering activity and the second day for vacation - as a Manila Internations group. Examples for that way of volunteering are the Beach Clean Ups in Protected content Protected content the upcoming Tree Planting.
Lessons learned include the necessity to beat the Friday evening traffic (Participants who wouldn't listen to the advise ended up with 5 hours in the car!) and the structuring of the after-volunteer program.
In pipe are:
Volunteering at an indigenous "Aetas" village in CAWAG and hiking (with AETAS guides) across the mountain to the Nagsasa Cove (only available by boat or hike - no cars) . Hike is Beginner (3/10)
Delivery of school supplies combined with Beach CleanUp of SIlanguin Beach in Silnaguin Cove - coupled with a sailing boat trip (also not available with car)
Visit in the AETAS Pamulaklakin Rain Forest Trail with educational tour and scuba diving at historic spanish shipwrecks
I invite interested Internations members to a kickoff to discuss possible destinations and identify organizing volunteers
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