What will I be doing?
You’ll be working alongside the local community to kick off the building of three classrooms and a toilet block. You don’t need any building experience to take part — just enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to get stuck in and help.
What’s the itinerary?
Fri 31 July
Meet your team at London Heathrow airport and take an overnight flight to Kigali.
Sat 1 August
Arrive in Kigali and travel to the hotel. There’ll be some time to relax and explore the local area before enjoying a welcome dinner.
Sun 2 August
Go on a morning sightseeing tour of Kigali, including visiting the Genocide Memorial and a Rwandan market. Followed by lunch at a local restaurant before travelling to Musanze, our base for the week. There will be a project briefing in the evening.
Mon 3 — Thur 6 August
Each morning you will travel to the project site in Muko, where you’ll start building the classrooms and toilet block. During the week you will also visit another ActionAid project and enjoy some cultural activities. Each evening we’ll eat dinner at different restaurants in the area.
Fri 7 August
The final day of the build and an emotional farewell ceremony to say goodbye to the local community. You’ll celebrate a fantastic week with a last meal with new friends.
Sat 8 — Sun 9 August
Transfer to the airport on Saturday for the return flight back to London, arriving Sunday morning.
Optional Gorilla Safari extension from £1,045 (based on a minimum of 10 participants)
Sat 8 August — Tues 11 August
You will travel across the border into Uganda to Bwindi National Park, home to several families of gorillas, and offering some of the best opportunities to spot gorillas in the wild.
When you are not trekking into the jungle in search of apes, you will have time to explore the local area, before returning to Rwanda to fly home.
63%of the population live below the poverty line on less than $1.25 a day
12%of children are underweight
What’s included in my trip?
- International flights
- All meals and drinking water
- First aid trained team leader
- Transport within Rwanda
Ideas to help reach your fundraising target
Whether you’re a first timer or experienced at raising money, we can help you meet your fundraisng target. Plus we’ll send you lots of resources to help promote your event — everything from balloons to posters.