CARAVAN

Ever since the Caravans without Borders began, we have heard from the volunteer sponsors a story that repeats itself:
“we think we are going there to donate, and we discover that we are the ones who receive.”

What is an FWB Caravan?

Guided by the values of the FWB, with the vision of “shaking the world” and instill people the confidence that it is possible to make a better world through good actions, the “FWB Caravan” was born, which will allow people to live a fraternal experience that will be cherished forever!
To live out the values of the FWB mission and contribute to transforming lives, all activities are guided by ethics, moral values and transparency guidelines. The caravans are voluntary, offering participants a fraternal experience and encouraging everyone to be an agent of change.
In addition, it seeks to introduce participants to local realities, whether with their deficiencies and vulnerabilities as well as with the cultural and human richness, such as the strength of the African people - who teach us about humility and purity -and of our Brazilian brothers and sisters. We will serve our brothers and sisters by donating affection, discipline, respect, cooperation, and compassion.
The caravans are complementary to the projects carried out by the FWB. The work to be executed will be designed in partnership with the project coordinator and aligned to the current needs of the project visited.
It is essential to point out that, to participate in the caravans, it is necessary to sponsor one of the organization’s projects.
Coming straight from the heart, your service will be welcomed by all people assisted by our projects which have been living in precarious conditions, with little food and resources but always hoping that better days will arise.

What do I need to know?

All volunteers are essential for the FWB activities carried out in the projects. This entails and demands a necessary responsibility of each volunteer, as it involves participating in the lives of people who are very vulnerable and who, at some point, were invisible. Therefore, for the volunteer’s purposes to be aligned with those of the FWB, it is essential that:

  • know the meaning of the caravan;
  • know the FWB mission, vision, and values;
  • research the place where you intend to carry out the volunteer activities;
  • understand that the volunteer’s role is to work for a better world;
  • realize that FWB humanitarian caravans are not designed for social tourism.
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How much does it cost? How do I pay for it?

The volunteers will be responsible for the inbound and outbound flight fares in and out of the country. The volunteer manages these costs once their participation in the Caravan is confirmed. Remember that the sooner you buy your tickets, the cheaper the flight price.

In addition, there are costs for ground transportation, accommodation and food/beverages, translators, maintenance staff, and others. The costs vary according to the caravan duration and location visited.

There are extra costs with visas, vaccines, and health insurance, that vary according to each person's country and situation. The caravan coordinator provides information and guidance.

NEXT CARAVANS FOR 2024

UBUNTU NATION – 6/23 to 7/1

The Ubuntu Nation caravan will make available opportunities in all areas of the project. If you are familiar with the project and are willing to propose activities, please, let us know when registering for the caravan. If you are not, please, indicate which focus area below you would like to work with.

Education

Led by the elementary school's leader, Charles Heaton, you could focus on the Ubuntu Nation School. He will organize activities for all volunteers according to their knowledge and skills, even outside education.

Do not worry! Our school has opportunities to work with kids, teachers, parents, administration, support staff, and much more. Everyone is welcome to join.

Sewing & Arts Workshops

Led by the enthusiasm of our volunteer, Marcio Lee, you can collaborate with the teams working in the workshops to create products that will then be sold at our events. The goal of the products is to bring awareness and raise funds to the project.

Costs

Each volunteer will pay US$60 per night for the local costs with accommodation, transfers, meals, and others. For this Caravan, it is a total of US$ 480.

Register and Get More Information

Are you interested in joining us? Kindly complete the registration form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSer2IL7hhIy_9f7eyw_reOOH1pr_PLTzVT3HDUW2euerfJTQg/viewform or alternatively, reach out to us via email at caravan@fraternitywithoutborders.ca for additional details.

 

ACT MADAGASCAR – 11/24 to 12/7

The Act Madagascar caravan will make available opportunities in all areas of the project. If you are familiar with the project and are willing to propose activities, please, let us know when registering for the caravan. If you are not, please, indicate which focus area below you would like to work with.

Education

Led by the elementary school's leader, Charles Heaton, you could focus on the Horova School. He will organize activities for all volunteers according to their knowledge and skills, even outside education.

Do not worry! Our school has opportunities to work with kids, teachers, parents, administration, support staff, and much more. Everyone is welcome to join.

Workshops

Led by the enthusiasm of our volunteer, Marcio Lee, you can collaborate with the teams working in the workshops to increase customer services skills and entrepreneurship behaviors. The goal is that we enable the people of Ambovambe and the Fraternal City to be self-sustaining.

Costs

The costs for the in-country costs might vary depending on travel conditions specified by the Madagascar airline. The cost estimated is US$1,100 and are based on:

  • Flights between Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin
  • Transfer from airport to hotel/project
  • 4 nights in hotel
  • 9 nights in the project
  • Meals and beverages during the caravan dates
  • Translators (English/Malagasy)

Register and Get More Information

Are you interested in joining us? Kindly complete the registration form available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSer2IL7hhIy_9f7eyw_reOOH1pr_PLTzVT3HDUW2euerfJTQg/viewform or alternatively, reach out to us via email at caravan@fraternitywithoutborders.ca for additional details.