Malawi, Africa http://www.habitatni.co.uk/databaseImages/new_8458354__groupmalawi.jpg
Dates Depart Bermuda 24 th July, arrive in Lilongwe 25 th July, 2011 Sunday Orientation (26 th July) Monday commence build (27 th July) Saturday half day build. Weekend trips planned. Second week build through Wednesday (3 rd August) Depart for R & R and Safari on Thursday (6 th August) 9 th August to Lilongwe 10 th August arrive Bermuda
Malawi 2015 Day Itinerary : Dates: July 24-Aug 10, 2015 Affiliate: Malawi Day 1 – Friday - Departure Day Day 2- Saturday - Arrival Day Group Pick up from the airport by a HFH representative Welcome Dinner at a restaurant Overnight stay at the hotel Day 3 – Sunday – Orientation Breakfast at the hotel Remaining team arrivals in the morning HFH orientation at the guesthouse Grocery shopping *If Sunday visit to local mall or craft market (possible) Travel to HFH project accompanied by a HFH representative Welcome and introductions on arrival at community Dinner at the hotel Day 4-8 - Monday- Friday - Typical work day Breakfast at Hotel every morning Workdays - From 8:00am to 4:00pm (with regular breaks) Lunch at the building site Free time after work to clean up and carry out team activities Evening Cultural Activities (vary based on what is available in each location)
Continued… Day 9 - Saturday - Half day Build Breakfast at Hotel Workday from 8:00 am to 12 noon Lunch at Hotel Engage in a cultural activity or free time (vary based on what is available in each location). Dinner Out Day 10 – Sunday – Breakfast at Hotel, Cultural Activities Attend service at a local church Lunch at Hotel Engage in a cultural activity or free time (vary based on what is available in each location). Dinner at Hotel Day 11-13 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Typical work day Breakfast at the Hotel Workdays - From 8:00am to 4:00pm Lunch at the building site Free time after work to clean up and carry out team activities Day 14 – Thursday - Farewell Breakfast at the Hotel Farewell Celebration Ceremony includes cultural activity and lunch – From 10:00 am to 12.00 pm Travel back to Hotel Closing/de-brief dinner at restaurant with HFH representatives Afternoon Travel to R & R activity Day 15 - 17 - Friday – Sunday R & R activities Day 18 - Travel to airport and depart
Useful Information Temperatures in July will be in the 70 F range. Lows of 60 F and Highs of 80 F. Warm clothing for the evenings. Light/work clothing for work days. Currency: Malawian Kwacha (MWK) National Language: Chichewa – Official Language: English Population of Lilongwe: 670,000 – (Malawi 15.8 million) Vaccinations- 6 weeks prior to departure: – Measles; Tetanus; Hepatitus A; Typhoid; Malaria (Malarone tablets) – Practice healthy eating and drinking Tourist Visa required for Bermudian passport holders ($145). All others no visa required.
Habitat for Humanity Malawi HFHM is a registered non-profit Christian housing organization affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International. HFH Malawi seeks to provide shelter as one way of eliminating poverty and improving the lives of orphans and other groups of people. The housing need in Malawi –Poverty is prevalent in 4 out of 5 families (typical village huts is made from mud bricks with a dirt floor and glass thatched roof which needs frequent repair) –The number of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi has increased from 937,000 in 2001 to 1,400,000 in 2010, representing a 66 percent increase in less than a decade. –HFH Malawi provides new homes that are fully subsidized for orphans and other vulnerable groups of people. The houses are two, three or four roomed according to the family size. Habitat facts: Program started in 1986 –Provide new homes and housing support services –Habitat has helped more than 10,000 families –Habitat has hosted more than 2,000 volunteers (as of 2010) http://www.habitat.org/where-we-build/malawi
Budget Airfare (international and domestic) Accommodation (including transportation in country and food and water during build) Donation to Habitat for materials R & R activity Total per person: Other Costs: Visa (for those who have Bermudian Passports only) - $145 Vaccinations (needed) – (price varies depending on what you need) Spending Money -$2,300 -$1,300 -$900 -$500___ -$5,000