Congratulations on taking the step to find out more information about joining the Hair Aid Inc. Induction trip 20th – 23rd February 2020.
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 before Wednesday 19th February 2020
Free day – fly in to Phnom Penh, get collected from airport, settle into accommodation from 2pm. Project Leader will be there. No activities planned.
Day One – Thursday 20th February 2020 We begin at 9am. Our first stop is S1 and the Killing fields to learn some history. This is an emotional and difficult tour but will provide an understanding of why Cambodia people experience such different lifestyles so different from ours. We then head off to a local restaurant, tasting fresh, clean local food. Off to an orphanage then, to provide free haircuts and help keep the children in regulation haircuts for school. You can donate toothpastes, shampoo, combs, small children’s clothing here. Next is a walk in a local slum community. Dinner at a traditional restaurant
Day Two – Friday 21st February 2020 We begin the day experiencing a Monk Blessing from a Buddhist Monk. You can get a personal object (watch, ring, keys, book) blessed. This is an experience you do not often get an opportunity to do. Next we visit the Peace Handicrafts 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 Russian Markets. Mid afternoon includes a visit to a musical school, where you will be involved in traditional dance move, and playing instruments. Back to hotel for showers then dinner at Dining in the Dark.
Day Three – Saturday 22nd February 2020 Check out of accommodation, and travel to a local graveyard community. Here you will see extreme living conditions, where families live in the crypts and under crumbling buildings. Hair Aid works with this community and you will visit a local salon Hair Aid training helped create. We then fly to Siem Reap that afternoon. Arrive accommodation. Free time. Dinner at a traditional restaurant.
Day Four - Sunday 23rd February 2020 Our last day of the induction trip and the beginning of the Hair Aid project. Breakfast followed by Ankor Wat tour. Half day tour. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner at local restaurant. 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. Accommodation will be at a 3.5+ star location, shared rooms. If you require your own room, this can be arranged (additional cost).
Costs of $AUD2,500 cover - Five nights shared accommodation, hotel transfers, daily breakfast, all tours and guides, donation at school, entry fees, Monk Blessing, on ground transport, Hair Aid Tshirts.
Payment Options: 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. The final payments are due 20th January 2020, which is one month before the project start date
What is not covered: Flights to Cambodia, 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 Work with our team as we train ladies rescued from the sex trade, prostitution, drug lords, gangs and child pornography. You do have the option of paying off early if you decide too.