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Workcamp in China


Code of the project: GWC – CH 2804
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Nature of the project: Renovation and Painting
Starting & Ending Date: June 20 – July 05
Skills and Qualification: None
Workcamps Cost: $$
Total Space Available: ?

Project Highlights:

At the above GWC project, Volunteers will help renovate any building, school or home as per the requirements of the local community. This will help people save money on labor and techniques. Renovation will bring new life to the wall painted or renovated along with loads of happiness. You as a GWC volunteer may also help with digging, leveling the surface, plastering, watering, move stones and materials. This would be a real good practical way of learning ways of life. The program is ideal for those who are passionate about bringing in positive changes in poor lives. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions towards the end of this project to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and generously contribute in bettering the lives of these neglected people towards a dignified life.

IMPORTANT:

Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.

Project ltinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Guilin Liangjiang (Guilin City) International Airport, from where you will be taken to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff. Your 1st day will be a rest day, so that you can easily recover and refresh yourself after a long journey.

Day 2: You will be welcomed at Guilin City, GWC Office, where you will be given a short introduction about of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and socio – political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will get to meet with the local villagers and will be introduced to the project and the working environment.

Day 4 – 9: Work at Project Location (Please refer Project Overview & Project Work for details).

Day 10: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.

Day 11-12: Project work (Renovation and Painting) continuous.

Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of China along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.

Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION:

GWS partner organizations at China will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation and food would be made accessible in a house designed according to the Asian traditions which you would fall in love with. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Chinese meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, sauce, spagheti, macaroni, beans and vegetable with occasional supplement of chicken or mutton. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Chinese culture and lifestyle closely.