Follow along on our adventure by reading our blog!
Updated November 5, 2013
You might have seen the painted house in the Gallery. We are inviting you and your family and friends to buy a brick for $10. We will write your names on the brick that you'll buy. When we build the houses in El Salvador, we will write your names on the inside of bricks of those houses.
Brick by brick we can made a difference somewhere in the world. Bring the Handsworth spirit to El Salvador. Our volunteer group will be selling bricks during lunch in the Gallery.
Updated October 1, 2013
|Meeting on Thursday October 3rd, 2013
Room 202 at 7pm
1. trip itinerary
2. RR hotel
3. Donation forms
4. Registering to Global for Humanity website
To bring to meeting:
1. Cheque for $1200 written to Handsworth Secondary
2. Photocopy of passport (if you cannot get a photocopy prior to meeting, please arrive 15 minutes earlier with passport and we will make a copy at school. Thank you)
If you would like to add any other items to agenda, please email me and I will add it and put it on Handsworths’ homepage.
Habitat El Salvador Agenda first student meeting.pdf
Ambassadors for Change
Handsworth Volunteer Trip to El Salvador March of 2014
This will be Handsworth Secondary School’s first ever volunteer trip.
Our neighbourhood is rich with resources and this is an opportunity to give
back to the world and make a difference. On this trip we will be building
houses for less fortunate families in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador
(located in Central America.)
We have formed a partnership with Global Village, a branch of Habitat
for Humanity. Global Village has done many of these volunteer trips with high
schools in the past. They are very experienced and know how to facilitate high
school groups doing volunteer work in El Salvador.
Check out the global
Volunteer trip to be held in March 2014
Trip consists of 10 days (2 travelling days, 1 day orientation/cultural,
5 building days, 2 days R&R
Group of 20 grade 10 and 11 students
Interested students must write an essay giving reasons why
they would like to volunteer to go abroad and build homes
Students will commit to fundraise for cost of building
materials ($675 per student)
Habitat for Humanity needs a 5:1 (student: adult) (minimum
of two staff will participate)
R&R hotel stay near San Salvador
Charitable tax receipt will be issued by Habitat for part
of the cost
Approximately + - $3000 total
Lodging, meals, inland transportation
Travel medical insurance
R&R hotel stay (to be decided)
Immunization, passports, pre-trip incidentals etc….
Teachers and TOC (if needed………..depending on departure
information of trip proposal
Wednesday January 30 at 7 pm
Please familiarize yourself with website before meeting