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Workcamp in Taiwan


Code of the project: GWC-TWN 11-6
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Nature of the project: Taisi Painting and Construction
Type of the project: (Art/Cons/Cul)
Starting & Ending Date: 01 Aug – 13 Aug
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 250$
Total Space Available: 14

Project Highlights:

his is considered as one of the fabulous projects in which CWC and its local partner plans to paint the entire community with the subject “one country, one image for one family” so as to promote education. The subject of the image is given in such a way that one can easily identify and choose from the countries national legend stories, festivals, party, traditional clothes etc. Other than working for this project the volunteers for this project also gets an opportunity to have a fair bit of the traditional local market, night market and eco tourism .one could also make use of this opportunity to mingle with people and enjoy the experience with them. The idea behind this project is to shorten the cultural differences between your community and theirs. You are requested to bring enough material to draw them and make them share ideas on what is happening in your culture. It helps to shorten the gap between the two cultures.

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 Tao-Yuan international Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation.

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

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

Day 4 – 9: Work in Project (Refer Project Highlights 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 (Taisi Painting and Construction) continuous.

Day 13: Visit and explore the beautiful places of Taiwan along with the group of participants of almost your own age. This will also help you to share your new experience with each other.

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. Since it will be difficult to make all arrangements for a single participant separately, it is highly recommended that you stick with the original plan.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION:

GWC partner organizations at Taiwan will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in at the project. You will stay either with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or in Taisi painting and construction center/kind of dormitory. You will be served with 3 meals a day. 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 Taiwanese culture and lifestyle closely.

Volunteers traveling to host country are suggested to arrive one day before the start of program. The weekly work camp fee will cover expenses at beginning of the first day of the program (Refer to date in the table) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer (usually $30-$50 per day for room/food at the hotel).

If you are delayed or miss your flight, it is highly recommended that you call our offices or your coordinator and make alternative arrangements with them. In the event that a volunteer gets lost, then we suggest them to go to the specific contact hotel (provided within the pre-departure package) using a pre-paid taxi service. There is an office offering pre-paid taxi services inside the airport. Please do not use outside taxies. Once participants make contact with GWC’s representative or in-country coordinator, they will then be transferred to GWC’s respective offices/hostel.