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Help Local Communities in the Philippines

  • 10Day(s)
  • Trip Code: STMNLPHL

This unique project runs alongside GK, an award-winning Philippine-based NGO that aims to eradicate the country's poverty through creating sustainable communities. Volunteer at an 'Enchanted Farm', a thriving hub for social entrepreneurs, teaching children English and maths, cooking, farming and supporting workers with their day-to-day tasks and business plans. For your final few days you'll transfer to a bamboo-built hostel in San Felipe, a small village north of Manila. Learn how to surf, trek to local waterfalls or continue your good deeds by getting involved in the town's turtle conservation project.

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Day 1: Manila to GK Enchanted Farm

Meet your rep in the backpacking district of Manila at 10am and take an hour's drive to a Gawad Kalinga (GK) community, a former slum that's been transformed in to a colourful and empowered community. Play games with local kids, learn how to cook a traditional Filipino dish and learn firsthand the remarkable stories of its residents conquering adversity. Afterwards transfer to Enchanted Farm for your welcome dinner.

Day 2: GK Enchanted Farm

Take a tour of the 34-hectare farm and learn about the GK approach to ending poverty by changing the approach to business, education and tourism. See demos from resident entrepreneurs and learn about their novel business strategies before moving on to their local school ahead of your volunteering placement, where you'll plan your lessons.

Day 3 - 6: Volunteering Project

Spend mornings teaching 5-11 year olds at the local school. In the afternoons, volunteer with farming and cooking tasks at Enchanted Farm, prepare for next day's lessons and relax by the farm's infinity pool.

Day 7: GK Enchanted Farm to San Felipe

Spend the morning volunteering, check out in the afternoon to return to Manila and transfer to San Felipe in Zambales.

Day 8 - 9: San Felipe

It's beach time! The next two days are yours to spend at your leisure. Optional activities include surfing, island hopping, tripping to local waterfalls or turtle conservation (season dependent).

Day 10: San Felipe to Manila

After breakfast, hop on the return bus to Metro Manila, where your tour comes to an end.

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  • TRIP NAME: HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
  • DURATION: 10 DAYS
  • FROM PRICE: POA
  • TRIP CODE: STMNLPHL
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You will visit

  • Philippines

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Volunteer
  • Physical Demands: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.

What's included?

  • Shared accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Project transfers