Women 4 Women - Malawi 2019
An opportunity to gain perspective and take part in a completely unique trip, working alongside local women on a sustainable development project in Malawi
Departing in May 2019, Inspire’s 7-day ‘Women 4 Women’ Malawi trip gives you the opportunity to spend time with local women from a small village in southern Malawi. You will live and work alongside them to learn about the challenges they face and the similarities you share.
In the mornings you will work together with local women on a community project that will help to empower the women in the local villages. This will depend on the needs and requests of our partner community in Malawi and the skills in your team but could include;
- Supporting women to set-up small-scale income-generation schemes.
- Providing menstrual hygiene resources to improve educational attendance for girls.
- Running training on Early Years teaching or basic health/hygiene workshops.
In the afternoons you will spend time with women from the local community, connecting over common challenges and aspirations, taking part in art and craft workshops, cooking together and sharing skills, ideas and stories!
This is a unique opportunity to really get to know women from a local community and realise the many similarities we have whilst also bonding with the other women from the UK in your group.
Joshua Orphan & Community Care (JOCC)
Inspire has worked with JOCC for over 8 years. They are a small grassroots charity working with nineteen rural communities in Blantyre to support women, vulnerable children and their families through a variety of education, health, feeding, water and income-generating projects.
Joshua's driving force is to empower these communities to be able to support themselves - they do this by providing access to better education through improviing schools and early-based chidcare centres and providing training for the teachers and volunteer care-givers who support the many needy children in these villages. www.joshuainmalawi.org.uk
Logistics and Support
You will be accompanied by a first-aid qualified, skilled and professional Inspire Leader who will be based with your team 24 hours a day to manage all the health, safety and logistics of the trip.
Accommodation will be in a local community building, in simple single beds, sharing with other women from your team. You should expect it to be comfortable and secure but relatively basic as there is no running water or electricity. You will have the chance to learn from the local women how to collect water and cook Malawian style – as well as show them some typical UK dishes as well!
Following your time in the community we will go on safari to the stunning Majete National Park, where you can spot elephants and hippos. We will take a 4x4 and boat safari through the park, before returning to Blantyre for our last evening under the stars at the gorgeously rustic 'Fisherman's Camp'.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Cost: £950 + flights (estimated approx. £700-£800)
Trip cost includes: 24 hour on-call and emergency phone support while you are in Malawi; All in-country airport transfers and in-country transport in privately hired vehicles; all food & accommodation including soft drinks; fully trained Inspire leader, tips.
Inspire Trip costs excludes: Flights (approx. £700-800), Visas ($50), Donation to Joshua Orphan & Community Care (Minimum £100p/p), Vaccinations and anti-malarials, Medical and travel insurance.
For a detailed Trip Pack and Booking Form: