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Kethoka, Kenya

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,800 including $350 non-refundable deposit

The beautiful country of Kenya is home to over 40 ethnic communities, and known for it’s wildlife that includes lions, leopards, and elephants. This project brings us to the rural area of Kithoka, on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, where we will work with the community to build an education center that will serve the children of the Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH). KACH currently houses 38 orphaned and vulnerable children from the area (ranging in ages 3 - 24 years old). As part of a permaculture farm, the education center will also support women’s initiatives as a place for training.

Surf For Life volunteers will be supporting the local community by assisting in the construction of the education center.

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Nov 30 - Dec 7
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Dec 7 - Dec 14
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Sacred Valley, Peru

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500 including $150 non-refundable deposit

The Sacred Valley is known as the breadbasket of the Incas for its agricultural production that fed an empire. The picturesque valley is rich in history and archeological ruins, the most famous of which is Machu Picchu. This project provides a unique opportunity for Surf For Life volunteers to work with communities both in the Sacred Valley and higher into the Andes mountains.

As an add-on (additional fee) to the trip, Surf For Life volunteers can opt to stay an extra 3 days  (Saturday to Monday) for a guided visit to Machu Picchu, that includes hotel in Cusco, transportation to and from Machu Picchu.  For more details on this option go here.

Amount Raised: 
$450
Lives Impacted: 
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Sep 21 - Sep 28
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Sep 28 - Oct 5
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Solukhumbu, Nepal

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,800 including $325 non-refundable deposit

In April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, toppling buildings and temples and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalaya Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened. The District of Solukhumbu was particularly hit hard being one of the closest districts to the epicenter. Recovery has been slow and is still ongoing. Given the increasing numbers of homeless and displaced children since the earthquake, plans have been developed by the community for a home to be built in the Solukhumbu District that would house 100 children in this remote region in the Himalayan Mountains.

Surf For Life volunteers will work with the local community helping to build the foundation for this much needed children’s home, against the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayan mountains.

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Nov 2 - Nov 9
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Nov 9 - Nov 16
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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500 including $150 non-refundable deposit

Preserving the traditional ways of life is important to the Kogui indigenous community that live in the highlands of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern Colombia. A community classroom space where students used to participate in cultural classes has gone in disrepair and therefore unusable. Renovating the classroom and bringing it back as a space for children to learn, surrounded by the beautiful mountains, has been identified by the community as a top priority.

Surf For Life volunteers will work with the local community to renovate the old classroom building including painting, roof repair, updating bathroom facilities, and more.

Amount Raised: 
$1700
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May 4 - May 11
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