Impact 2020 Build

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Impact 2020

7th - 14th March, 2020

UNITE.  REBUILD  LIVES.  EMPOWER  WOMEN.

Registrations are open for Impact2020.

In 2020 Habitat for Humanity Australia will start an exciting new partnership with a remarkable group of women from Nepalgunj village in Nepal. These women are widows in a country where the marital status of a woman plays a very important role on her social standing.

Women who are divorced, separated, widowed or abandoned, face social stigma and discrimination, including the humiliating rituals of breaking bangles, a symbol of marriage in Nepal. In their culture these widowed women are considered symbols of ill-omen. They are believed to be the cause of their husband’s death and any other misfortune that befalls their family. Violence towards these women is common, often resulting in severe beatings or even death. Some women are no longer welcome in their former husband’s family home and are forced into poverty along with their children.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, Habitat for Humanity Australia invites men and women from our own communities here in Australia to join us as we volunteer alongside the women of Nepalguni to build ten houses and rebuild a community.  Through the Impact Build, you will play an important role in the reconstruction of village infrastructure such as housing, water and sanitation facilities, while building a safer, united community of women. Unite, Empower and Build Community. #ImpactBuild2020

Saturday 7th March:

Meet your team in Kathmandu and get to know each other over a welcome dinner

 

Sunday 8th  March:

Discover the local sights with your team and travel to Banke District together by air (2hr flight)

 

Monday 9th March:

Early rise to meet your partner family and the Habitat staff who will complete your safety orientation and work together to commence building

 

Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th March:

Full days of building with your teammates and partner family

 

Friday 13th March:

Final day of building, hand over ceremony and dedication of the new home to our partner family

 

Saturday 14th March:

Depart back to Kathmandu or continue on further adventures – many of our volunteers combine a build with travel to other exciting destinations. We recommend booking any international travel no sooner than the 15th of March to allow for any travel delays domestically in Nepal.

 

Click here for an information pack about the build that includes the project info, detailed itinerary, costs and stories from past volunteers – take some time to read about the build and see how you can help change the lives of families in need

  • Minimum Fundraising Amount: $2,500

This amount can be fundraised. (All donations over $2 are tax deductible and goes towards the home you are building and impacts more families through a wider program in the Asia Pacific region.)

  • Deposit: $200
  • Build Week Costs: $1000-$1200 twin share depending on accommodation, meals, transfers and domestic travel requirements
  • Registration deadline: 20th January 2020
  • Fundraising contribution deadline: 7th February 2020

 

What’s included in your build week costs:

  • Twin share accommodation (single accommodation available at an additional cost)
  • All meals Monday – Friday
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water on the build site
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transport to and from site each day
  • Local sightseeing activities as per itinerary
  • Support from your team leader, Habitat for Humanity Australia and Habitat for Humanity Nepal
  • Personal fundraising webpage and access to fundraising resources
  • Local host coordinator and translator
  • Welcome orientation
  • All necessary building materials and safety equipment
  • Dedication and home handover ceremony with partner family
  • 24 hour in-country support
  • Insurance while on the build site

 

Not Included (Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own):

  • Flights 
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional nights accommodation

Click here to download the FAQ document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need more info?

Please leave your contact details and we will send you an information pack on this volunteer experience.

Registration closes on

07 January 2020

 The opportunity to change lives is in your hands.

Download the information pack here.

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