What will I be doing?
You’ll be working alongside local people to build new classrooms to help improve access to education for children living in Pursat.
You don’t need any building experience to take part - just enthusiasm, a willingness to work hard and the desire to make a difference!
What’s the itinerary?
Fri 29 October
Meet your team at London's Heathrow Airport and take an overnight flight to Phnom Penh.
Sat 30 October
Arrive in Phnom Penh and travel to your hotel. There will be free time for relaxing before a welcome dinner.
Sun 31 October
Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Phnom Penh before travelling to Pursat. In the evening there will be a team dinner and briefing about the week ahead.
Mon 1 - Thur 4 November
Each morning you will travel to Put Tream school to help build the classrooms. During the week you’ll also visit another ActionAid project and enjoy Cambodian food each evening. There'll be plenty of time for you to get to know the community and find out what life is like for the locals.
Fri 5 November
The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony. You'll celebrate the group's achievements with a last meal with new friends in Pursat.
Sat 6 - Sun 7 November
Transfer to the airport in Phnom Penh on Saturday for the return flight back to London, arriving Sunday morning
Optional extension 1: Siem Reap
Sat 6 - Wed 10 November
from £390 (based on a minimum of 10 participants)
Visit Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temples, where you will spend three days exploring the famous temples and surrounding area. Among the one thousand temples is the jaw-dropping Angkor Wat, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. You will also visit the temple of Ta Prohm, which was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider.
When you are not exploring the temples, you will have time to enjoy the relaxed Cambodian pace of life and soak up the magic of the country.
Optional extension 2: Battambang
Sat 6 - Wed 10 November
from £420 (based on a minimum of 10 participants)
Despite Battambang being Cambodia's second-largest city, it has much more of a small town feel and is full Cambodian charm. Climb the Wat Phnom Banan temple and reap the rewards of stunning views of the Sangker river, rolling rice fields and sugar palm trees when you reach the top. You'll also have a chance to visit Phnom Sampeau and the famous bat caves!
When you are not riding the bamboo train, there will be time to relax by the tranquil river and perhaps catch an unmissable performance by the Phare Ponleu Selpak circus.
What’s included in my trip?
29% of women are not literate compared to 15% of men.
33% of the population lives on less than US$1 a day.
18% of children are involved in child labour.