Dates 14 Apr '11 to 23 Apr '11
Flexible? No, not really
Est. Cost 3,500 - 4,500 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Vietnam Cycling Challenge-melt the kilos away while the kids melt your heart!
There are 2 purposes for this amazing trek: to tackle and accomplish a difficult physical challenge riding roughly 540 km through the Vietnamese countryside but more importantly, make a huge impact on the lives of the children in the communities GVN Foundation works!
The trip starts in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and we cycle to Hoi An, a UNESCO world heritage city. Flights back to HCMC are included in the cost to catch your return flight. The entire fee for the trip is $1,500 (includes accomodation, food, bike, etc.) all participants are asked to also raise USD$2,000. (This fee is tax-deductable for U.S taxpayers, GVN Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit) Even if you can afford to do it yourself, I encourage you to ask for support and get people involved in your amazing experience! The money raised by participants will go towards:
- Education and meal programs for several orphanages
- Vietnamese teacher salaries to reduce class sizes and allow for better English lessons
- An emergency medical fund so when children have an accident or fall sick, they do not have to wait for treatment
- New medical equipment for children with disabilities, including wheelchairs and physiotherapy supplies to help those who need daily treatment
The children this challenge will benefit are either orphans or come from families too poor to support them. Many of the children in the surrounding area live in unsafe conditions, sometimes without adequate food, education, or even clean water. With this trip, we will be changing the lives of over 100 Vietnamese children, giving them a chance to receive adequate nourishment and a proper education to go forward and lead the next generation towards a better life.
Please find more information at http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/vietnam/cycle/.
I am leading the trip (in theory, perhaps not exactly on the bike!) and can't wait to have people from all over the world join me. If you have any questions I'm more than happy to answer them and help you fundraise :)
Vietnam Cycling Challenge-melt the kilos away while the kids melt your heart!
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