It’s that time of the year when different parts of the world have started planning their Christmas celebrations differently. Kids waiting for Santa’s arrival at their home and parents busy planning dinners, trips, visit their parents’ place, etc. But what if I tell you that there is a way to celebrate your Christmas of 2019 without taking the pressure of hectic planning and stringent scheduling; a way that will make it one of the most special Christmas for you and your family. Yes! I am talking about volunteer traveling abroad.
If you are thinking that where exactly can you go and which all could fit as the best volunteer abroad project, then stop worrying. As this is exactly what we are going to discuss in this article.
India has more than 2 lakhs homeless children who are forced to live on the streets. There are several social welfare teams operating in the capital city of Delhi who works for the welfare and development of these kids. While some are orphans in this bunch, many have been left alone by their families due to poverty. Provide a sense of family support to these kids while volunteering in India.
The quaint little country of Nepal is a paradise of Asia in all literal sense. Spending your Christmas vacations in Nepal can prove to be a great opportunity for some memorable family time. Concurrently, you can provide your time, support, and love to the kids at the orphanage center under the volunteer projects in Kathmandu.
This volunteer project will take you and your family to the remote areas around the main city of Tamale in Ghana. An opportunity to live amongst the natives and help the girl child in the society get educated; what better gift can one give on Christmas than gifting knowledge and education.
Explore the ancient ruins of Inca Empire, trek your way up to the historical site of Machu Picchu, witness the atavistic set of traditions and, volunteer work at a childcare center for differently abled and handicapped children in Peru.
Take out a list of top visited destinations in the world from different sources, and the one name that will be there in each of these lists will be Thailand. Undoubtedly a great destination to celebrate this Christmas with your family. And to make the most of your trip to this South East Asian gem, be a part of the special volunteer and travel program to experience the best of both activities. A complete and responsible family outing.
While at one end, African countries are stereotyped to be safari destinations, Zanzibar sits exultantly on the other hand with its archipelago. Enjoy the laid back and tranquil lifestyle on the islands of Zanzibar and help the village kids in getting a stronghold over English. Expand the team of singers for the Christmas carols this time to sing with your family.
This is a great volunteer work opportunity available in Ghana, where you (along with your family) can join hands together in several community development projects in and around the city of Tamale. Work to reconstruct the village schools, provide inputs for the water conservation projects, spread awareness about the importance of hygiene, and more. This is, however, STRICTLY recommended for the families which have kids over the age of 15 years, as it involved significant physical work.
While your kids must be waiting all jubilantly and excited for the arrival of Santa on Christmas eves and will certainly get overjoyed with gifts the next morning, there are a few disadvantaged children who might have to wait for eternity. So, why not, rather than waiting for the Santa’s arrival at your homes, be a Santa for someone and arrive at their doorsteps with the gift of happiness, knowledge, and support. Give your family a reason to be proud of each other. Volunteer abroad this Christmas and make it merrier for many!
For details and registrations, you can get in touch at [email protected]. Merry Christmas!
Holding roots from royal Rajasthan, I love to write about Travel, LifeStyle, Health, and Spirituality. I’ve been associated with the online marketing industry for more than 6 long years, but at the same time I am a yoga enthusiast and love to explore new places as well.
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