Students from St Paul’s Catholic College are invited to join in on this once in a lifetime experience!
Cycle off the beaten track as we blaze a trail from the glories of Angkor Wat to some of the lesser known and visited Khmer wonders. Spend time with trafficking victims before making your way slowly to the coastal southern reaches.
From there you will pedal alongside the Mekong River to the capital city, Phnom Penh to meet our Impact Partner, AFESIP Cambodia. This trip will not only see students learn about the rich history of Cambodia but the issues that plague this incredible country… and what it truly means to be a ‘Stella Fella’, teaching respect, equality and dignity.
Whether cycling along jungle tracks, up the holy mountain, by beaches or rivers, you will experience a side of Cambodia seen by few others, connecting with isolated villagers and sampling local delicacies.
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 teacher, 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.
DATE: 15 - 24 April 2019
COST: $1,999 per person (land only)
Note: Students must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 18 or teacher
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $2,000 per person (tax deductible)
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 participants
DAY ONE: Arrive Siem Reap
DAY TWO: Angkor Sunrise cycle (25-30km) & AFESIP 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 girls at AFESIP Cambodia
DAY TEN: Depart Phnom Penh airport – tour conclusion
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A STELLA FELLA?
The overriding factor in the proliferation of sex trafficking is the fundamental belief that the lives of women and girls are expendable. STELLA FELLAS are the men and boys in our community who choose to stand up and say “NO”.
“NO” to human trafficking
“NO” to the exploitation of women and children
“NO” to modern day slavery
STELLA FELLA IS A CELEBRATION OF MEN AND BOYS WHO UNDERSTAND THAT EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
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
"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
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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