Cambodia - Induction Trip February 2020

20th-23rd February 2020
If you're ready to join the project you can sign up here!


Not everyone can manage to take a full week + 2 day travel to complete a Hair Aid Project

We are constantly asked if there's a shorter option, and until now, the answer was no.

Now, it's yes! 

During this trip you will get to experience the taste of a Hair Aid project, while still sharing your skills and teaching our previous trainees. *note itinerary may change due to availability of events and opening times* 

Work with our team as we train ladies rescued from the sex trade, prostitution, drug lords, gangs and child pornography.

Day One - Thursday: The day will consist of a visit to a community for a tour that shares with you the homes and schools where many of our trainee live and raise families. Then we will travel to and be invited into a school where we will provide free hair cuts for children who live in slum communities nearby. After this we will share a meal at a local restaurant, before heading off to view a dance performance school students who are learning this skill to earn money. Our experiences will continue with an Evening City tour, stopping off to visit the Independent monument, Diamond and Night Markets before our evening meal along the river, via a boat cruise.

Day Two - Friday: Today we are off to visit orphanages, where we will be working with community managers and offering free haircuts to children that have no means of accessing this opportunity otherwise. This will take is 3-4 hours, as there are many orphans here. After providing this service we will head off to lunch and then off to work with ladies we have previously trained before. Our team will work one-on-one with ladies that have been rescued from the sex trade, and have learned hair cutting from our previous visit. These ladies are ready for up-skilling so they can extend their skills and continue earning money from haircutting. Lunch follows and then we have some free time.

Day Three - Saturday: A slight change of pace today as we visit the Peace Sewing rooms where people with polio, club feet and those that have missing limbs work making clothes, bags, purses, and many other sewn articles. This workshop is ethically managed and Hair Aid orders items from this workshop to sell as fundraising. Lunch follows and then we are off to another location to provide more up-skilling to ladies trained before by our Hair Aid team. This group of ladies are protected as their circumstances are known as 'red' which means they have experiences extreme hardship previously. Hair Aid worked with these ladies before and they are now ready for more advanced training. Their goal is to open their own salon together. You will be training them to achieve this goal.

Day Four - Sunday: Our last day, and we will be visiting the Killing fields and S1 before gathering and experiencing a Monk Blessing from a Buddhist Monk 

Day Five: The trip finishes then and you can either extend your visit with your own private travel plans, OR travel home OR join our Hair Aid project team that begins the next day.

Cost: $AUD2,500

Fundraising: Hair Aid Inc. is a registered charity with tax deductible status. Fundraising activities can be conducted to raise the costs of the project.  All types of fundraising can occur from crowdfunding, to events, to raffles! I can send you an overview of what I do to help get you started.

What is included: Five nights shared accommodation, hotel transfer, daily breakfast, all tours and guides, donation at school, river cruise dinner night one, Monk Blessing, on ground transport, Hair Aid Tshirts. 

Accommodation: Accommodation will be at a 3.5+ star location, shared rooms, with breakfast included.

What is not covered: Flights, personal medical insurance (must have), food, drink/s, personal items, travel to/from airports at home town.

Additional option: Stay for the following week and be part of the full Hair Aid project! An additional $AUD1,800 will provide you a place on the Hair Aid Project teaching new trainees how to cut hair and provide them with a pathway out of poverty and critical circumstances

Payment Option: via credit card or PayPal

A $500 non refundable deposit is due immediately at the time of invoice. 

You can then either pay in full OR to pay off your trip over time, select 'pay now' on the due dates. TFinal payments are due 21st September 2019, which is one month before the project start date

Next Steps

To sign up for this project, click the link below and fill in all your details. 

Sign up for the trip here!