2018 July School Cycle Challenge

2018 July School Cycle Challenge

High school students are invited on this once in a lifetime journey!

Cycle off the beaten track as we blaze a trail from the glories of Angkor Wot to some of the lesser known and visited Khmer wonders. Spend time with trafficking before making our way slowly to the coastal southern reaches to take in all the highlights and hidden attractions.

You will pedal alongside the Mekong River to the capital city, Phnom Penh to meet our Impact Partner, AFESIP Cambodia.

Whether cycling along jungle tracks, up the holy mountain, by beaches and rivers, you will experience a side of Cambodia seen by few others.

Along the way you will have the chance to meet with survivors, understand their struggles and vision for the future, knowing that the money you raise will directly support them.

Specially designed for students (recommended years 9-11) and a parent or guardian, this challenge has been running since 2012 with schools including Loreto Normanhurst, Loreto Kirribili and St Joseph’s College in Sydney.

These adventures have raised more than $300,000 to help PROJECT FUTURES transform the lives of women and children affected by human trafficking, slavery and sexual exploitation in Cambodia. 


REGISTRATION DETAILS

DATE: 2 - 11 July 2018
COST: $1,999 per person (land only)
Note: Students must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 18
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $3,000 per person (tax deductible)
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 participants 


ITINERARY SNAPSHOT

DAY ONE: Arrive Siem Reap
DAY TWO: Angkor Sunrise cycle (30km) & survivor dinner
DAY THREE: Transfer to Battambang and bat cave tour (30km)
DAY FOUR: Cycle Battambang to Pursat (70km) 
DAY FIVE: Cycle from Pursat to Kampong Chhnang (65km) 
DAY SIX: Cycle to Oudong mountain and transfer to Kampong Speu (65km) 
DAY SEVEN: Cycle to Kep (80km) 
DAY EIGHT: Cycle and transfer to Phnom Penh (65km) 
DAY NINE: Free day in Phnom Penh and dinner with AFESIP Cambodia
DAY TEN: Depart Phnom Penh airport – tour conclusion

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DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

"Cambodia is a beautiful country, filled with beautiful people who have suffered enormously. It has been fantastic to be able to travel through Cambodia, learning of this history and people, knowing that in a very small way we have helped some of the most vulnerable.

As much as we have been able to help, we too have also received so much in perspective about ourselves and our own lives. I am grateful for the physical and emotional challenge, and the opportunity to share this with my daughter.

It has been an amazing journey and I would highly recommend it to all". 

Megan Roberts, Parent

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"If you are looking for an incredible, eye-opening and extremely rewarding trip, the PROJECT FUTURES Cycle Challenge in Cambodia is truly the most suitable. From roughing it out and cycling through mud, rain, dust and extreme heat to tasting the local food and meeting the girls at AFESIP, you get an amazing experience of the country and culture".

Ana Lever, Student

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The Cambodian Cycle Challenge has been the best experience of my life! Sharing this beautiful country with my daughter, whilst being around the most hospitable people, has been awesome.

Words can not describe how I felt when we visited AFESIP.... we got to see first hand where all our fundraising was going. We got to learn of the terror of these girls history and the light that the AFESIP service had offered. I feel privileged to be part of this process in some small, positive way.

Considering Cambodia's history, it truly is a nation of happy, smiling people. Gorgeous scenery, warm weather around the clock and delicious healthy food.... this was all a bonus and added to the experience of the cycle.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of this process so intimately". 

Abi Glezos - Parent


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This is the story of a remarkable woman, Somaly Mam. Somaly was sold into the Cambodian sex trade at the age of 12, where she suffered years of abuse and violence. Now she fights for those caught in this billion-dollar industry and advocates for awareness to see the end of forced prostitution. 

CAMBODIA IMMERSION TOUR

CAMBODIA IMMERSION TOUR

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE TRADITIONS & SOCIAL ISSUES FACING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAMBODIANS

Cambodia is a source and destination country for exploitation of men, women and children in all forms of modern slavery, including forced labour, sex trafficking, debt bondage and forced marriage.

This trip will provide a rare opportunity to learn from and interact with victims, survivors and those at-risk of sexual exploitation through our long-term Impact Partner, AFESIP Cambodia, as well as a number of local social enterprises that support vulnerable communities.

Historically PROJECT FUTURES has challenged advocates to experience the country by bike, but we're thrilled to expand our offering to now include an immersion tour that is a little lighter on when it comes to physical exercise.

This is a chance to engage with various social enterprises and not for profits working to address human trafficking in the region, to find out what they're doing and how you can be an effective part of the solution. 


REGISTRATION DETAILS

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Date: 13 July - 20 July 2018

Cost: $1,999* + flights

Fundraising Target: $3,000 per person (tax deductible)

*Prices are based on a minimum group size of less than 10 people.  As this is a group booking model, prices will decrease once 13 or more people are registered. Please refer to the information pack for details.


ITINERARY SNAPSHOT

Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 2: Angkor Sunrise Tour & Survivor Dinner

Day 3: Siem Reap "Day in the Life of a Cambodian" & Phare Circus Performance

Day 4: Battambang Bamboo Train

Day 5: Battambang Village & Bat Caves Tour

Day 6: Phnom Penh & Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake

Day 7: Killing Fields / S-21 Prison & Dinner at AFESIP Cambodia

Day 8: Depart Phnom Penh

Visit the local businesses of survivors

Visit the local businesses of survivors

Be inspired by their resilience

Be inspired by their resilience

Experience life in Cambodia up close

Experience life in Cambodia up close


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