By Iris Bugarski | Posted: Wednesday June 27, 2018
On the 7th of July sixteen students, two teachers from Kavanagh College and the expedition leader from Antipodeans Abroad are heading to India to share the adventure of a lifetime with friends, all while giving back!
We are going away for three weeks and students have been working very hard in the last eighteen months to get ready. Some of our students have managed to fundraise the full cost of the trip, which is very impressive!
There are three core elements to this trip: a community service project, a trek and sightseeing and exploration. The exciting part is the development of leadership skills as students set the itinerary - the places we visit, the project we complete and the trek we take on!
Our students have chosen to do the project at Sharu Village where we will stay in a local homestay and will be assisting at the Primary School in the village to renovate and improve the facilities for the students there. The Trek is the Chanderkhani Pass trek at an altitude of 3541m. Sightseeing will include exploring Delhi, Manali, Jaipur, Agra and other places that students decide to visit while on the trip. Highlights will be visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Taj Mahal and the beautiful Agra Fort.
We can’t wait to go as this is going to be a lifetime experience that we will never forget!!