Volunteer in Kashmir

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Are you ready for a unique trip of a lifetime?

Join #TeamMH for a truly hands-on volunteer experience in Kashmir working with our local Schools of Excellence as well as an opportunity to visit other projects!

*Only 25 spaces – register now to avoid disappointment.

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Date

11 August 2017

Venue

Rawalakot, Kashmir

Highlights

Join us and make a real difference to our schools!

Visit our healthcare facilities and water projects in Kashmir.

You might be a gap year student, fully qualified teacher or someone taking a career break. Your talents and skills could be used in our different projects by sharing and transferring skills to benefit others. Or you may have practical experiences and professional qualifications that can be useful to developing communities.


Children of Kashmir

For children in developing countries - access to education, food and medical care are not guaranteed. Many children lack the opportunity to break out of a cycle of poverty and all too often life becomes a struggle for survival. At Muslim Hands, we firmly believe education is a doorway out of poverty as it empowers people to build a better future for themselves and their families. That is why Muslim Hands has been focused on providing an accessible and high quality level of education for children since 2004. All the facilities we offer the children are free. We want to continue supporting needy children, but we can’t do it without your support.

With your support, Muslim Hands will:
• Invest in the future of children - We will ensure children’s school fees are covered. Children are also given textbooks, stationary and uniforms.
• Daily nutritious meals - We will ensure hunger does not stop children from getting the most out of their school day.
• Free medical check-ups across Kashmir - Problems like malnutrition can lead to serious illness. Children will receive regular medical check-ups to ensure they are in the best of health.
• Free transport - We will provide free transport to all children in our Schools of Excellence.
• State of the art facilities –Computer labs, audio and visual aids optimize learning experiences.
• Hiring and training – We will hire and train enthusiastic and inspiring teachers.

Q. Why Volunteer in Kashmir?

A. Most volunteers use their volunteer placement to get closer to a possible career choice, or to gain valuable experience in their vocational area before becoming qualified. Others use their volunteering to build on a personal passion or interest area such as sports.

• Experience new cultures, languages and food
• Use your skills and talents to make a difference
• Bring happiness and hope to deprived communities
• Make new friends and networks
• See the impact of your donations first hand
• Become part of a community
• Gain a whole new perspective

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of £3000 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a holding deposit of £300 upon registration.

Q. Who can take part?

A. Anyone aged 18 or above, who is looking for a unique experience can take part. The group size will be approximately 25 with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. These events are tough, but they’re also fantastically rewarding. Willingness to work as part of a team is paramount.

This is a real team experience and you will make friends for life, so if you’ve got a positive and enthusiastic attitude and want the challenge of both fundraising and visit the projects, this could be the experience of a lifetime for you.

Q. What will we have to eat?

A. All food will be halal and free of alcohol. Traditional local food will be provided throughout the trip. If you have specific requirements, please ensure to let us know.

Q. What will the weather be like?

A. The average temperature in August in Kashmir is 35°C. During the day, the temperatures are generally very warm with an average high of 35 °C.

Q. What are the activities?

A. You will have the opportunity to get involved in various activities, from running workshops and classes with students, to assisting in medical and health projects as well as getting hands-on with building water wells.

Q. What if I get ill?

A. To ensure health and safety of the highest standard, all participants will be accompanied by a Muslim Hands representative at all times.

Q. Who do I contact for more information?

A. Please contact Farjana Aziz on farjana.aziz@muslimhands.org.uk for more information.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

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