Working together with the community, teachers and each other, students will strengthen important skills such as team work, motivation and communication.
School Leavers are also able to take part in builds to celebrate finishing school while at the same time helping families in need. Check out our Schoolies Build heading to Cambodia this November for more information.
Under staff supervision, students can take part in all aspects of the construction process, from laying bricks to mixing cement to painting. All volunteers are briefed with onsite safety training to ensure everyone stays healthy and happy whilst on the build.
The Global Village program is a great form of community service and is compatible with both the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the International Baccalaureate. School teams are encouraged to organise their own fundraising activities and partake in planning their trip, making for a holistic and rewarding experience for all.
A Global Village build is a highly personal and reflective journey that will help your students gain an appreciation of life in the developing world.
“The build was an extremely worthwhile experience for the group of school students. They learnt building skills and were shocked that the family would live in a three room house, realising the vast difference between their own lives and those in Cambodia. They were able to see the appreciation of the home owner; his smile said everything, giving them a sense of satisfaction that they had contributed in a small way to improving someone’s life.” – Global Village school team leader
The Team Leader, in conjunction with the Habitat host country, will devise a budget to cover your accommodation, meals, bottled water, ground transportation and local activities.
Additional costs that the team will need to cover include flights, visas, vaccinations, personal travel insurance and personal expenses.