before you go …
It all started when…
In 2012 Rithy Ann a local Cambodian tour guide led RC South Melbourne member Bronwyn Stephens to Bosala after it was devastated by outbreaks of cholera, typhoid, dengue and pneumonia.
Immediately the District 9800 Rotary Club moved into action by providing the village aid with food, clean drinking water and emergency medical treatment and 'World of Difference' was born
Twin or double share of a 3-4 Star Hotel. Including airconditioning, ensuite bathroom, pool and wifi. You may upgrade to single accomodation for an additional fee.
Accommodation, return airfares, meals as listed, top travel insurance policy, tour passes, transfers, transport, western tour leader, local guides, local village experience and at least seven organised, one-day volunteer experience.
Drinks are not included in tour costs. Approximately $80 AUD will be required to tips for guides, waiters, drivers etc.
A Cambodian visa can purchased online and it will be necessary to purchase this prior to your departure.
A comprehensive insurance policy has been negotiated for participants and is included in the trip fee (subject to Rotary Insurance Conditions).
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK:
In order to partake in this trip, participants are required to obtain a working with children check (free for volunteers).
SUPPORTED ROTARY PROJECTS:
You will participate in a variety of Rotary - supported projects. The types of activities you will undertake at these facilities will depend on your skills/ talents eg you may teach English, teach arts or crafts, knit, be able to help with maintenance, etcEveryone has an opportunity and the volunteering is not difficult but is enormous fun. Your volunteer work will be tailored to maximise the value we can add to the lives of disadvantaged Cambodian people.
DONATION OF GOODS:
Several projects we visit, such as schools and orphanages, have asked us to make donations of needed items such as rice and books. It may be easier and cheaper to buy some of these items in Cambodia, but you will be given more advice on this once the team has been finalised. It is up to you how much you contribute towards the pruchase of such items.
We urge you to undertake fundraising to purchase goods to donate to projects. Aside from the goods we donate, each person is asked to raise at least $500 which will be donated to a worthy project.
Cambodia's dry season runs from October to April.
December, January and February the temperature is generally cooler - in the high 20's.
In order to take part in this trip, you will need to obtain a medical clearance from you doctor, including the declaration of all pre-existing medical conditions. Participants must be of a moderate fitness level and be mobile enough to walk on uneven surfaces for up to 2-3kms.
Things can change from day to day in Cambodia. Road conditions can often be difficult. This trip requires participants to be flexible and aware that the intinerary may change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will make every effort to ensure things go according to plan!
SHARE THE JOY:
Visit Facebook www.facebook.com/WODHT where you can communicate with other group members and importantly, let your friends and family know about your trip of a lifetime by adding to the journal.
BEFORE WE GO:
A group information session will be held for booked group members prior to departure. This is a great way for us to get to know each other.
$1000 deposit payable on booking and total remaining balance 6 months prior to tour.