2023 youth trips launch: Friday January 13th at 8pm in Espace Dickens (in French) & Sunday January 15th at 4pm in Restaurant Buffet Olten (Autogrill Schweiz AG, in German) & by videoconference
You are between 17 and 35 years old (the average age is 21) and you want to spend three weeks of your summer contributing to the realization of a project for a rural community in Africa or Asia? Then sign up.
You will start preparing for your adventure in early January, attending one or two meetings a month in Switzerland over the course of six months. You will then spend three weeks embedded in village life in groups of 10–15 people – safely supervised by our competent local coordination team.
On site, you will be able to work with construction workers, visit families, play with children, discuss with villagers, join them in their fields, plant some trees, laugh, dance… in short, share every day life with villagers.
The only thing you will have to pay for are your travel arrangements. We charge a fixed sum of between CHF 1,200 and CHF 1,800 per person, depending on where you are travelling to. That amount covers your plane ticket and travel insurance.
We will pay for your food, accommodation, local travel and other expenses while you are there.
In the six months before you travel, you and the other group members will raise funds to contribute towards the realization of the project you’ll be working on.
“The trips are all about cultural exchange. You don’t need any special skills.”