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Sierra Leone Trip April 2020


This will be another rewarding trip to visit our children in Sierra Leone.  The Heaven Homes project includes a school for the kids in the community and homes for 40 children orphaned by the Ebola outbreak in 2014. 

About the trip

The focus of the trip will be spending time with these children both in the school and at their homes.  At school there will be plenty of opportunity to teach lessons and bring new ideas and resources to the teachers.

When in the homes, the children just love to hang out, play games, dance, listen to stories and chat. One main focus for this expedition is to organise a day trip for the children to the beach. This is something they will remember for the rest of their lives and help us with this, we are specifically looking for some people who are confident in water and/or have lifesavers training or teach swimming. If you know someone who would love this - please share the details with them.

This is not a trip for the faint-hearted, but for those who really want to experience rural Africa. For more information download the info sheet and if you decide that this trip is for you, please complete the application form and apply.  If you have any questions about the trip please contact us at globalexpeditions@operation-orphan.org.

How to Apply

Download the application from, complete it and post or email it to our office.

Details

Dates: Exact dates TBC

Cost: £800 (flights) + £575 (trip cost)  

Project Fundraising Target: £300 - £500

Application Deadline: 1 January 2020

Flight payment deadline: due within 14 days of receipt of invoice

Trip payment deadline: 1 February 2020

Team size: min 5 and max 10 people

All applicants will be notified 14 days from receipt of application if they are to be accepted.

NB For this trip you must be age 18 or over.

Flight cost includes airport taxes

Trip cost includes:

  • Comprehensive business travel insurance

  • Travel Visa (obtained before travel)

  • Food

  • Transport and travel in Sierra Leone

  • Accommodation (very basic)

  • Training and administration

  • T-Shirt and fleece

Cost excludes

  • Travel to and from UK airport

  • Vaccinations

Important: Passports must be valid for more than 6 months from date of departure

Important

In accordance with Passenger protection policy for insolvency cover in respect of the Package Travel & Linked Travel Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with Operation Orphan are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation costs, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Operation Orphan. This insurance DOES NOT include Flights. Consumer aware: Your booking is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of insurers.  This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Operation Orphan. If you have booked and/or paid direct to a Travel Agent for a holiday with Operation Orphan please request proof of how the booking is secured as this will not be covered by IPP Ltd in this instance. There is no requirement for Financial Protection of day trips, and none is provided. This Insurance has been arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE. For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk

“Flights” are sold to you by us as an agent of Diversity Travel and are protected by their ATOL. When you buy an ATOL protected flight from us you will receive a confirmation invoice confirming your arrangements and your protection under Diversity’s Air travel Organisers Licence number 9566. In the unlikely event of their insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking in relation to the flight. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk

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