Holidays with a purpose ( Indonesia trip ) - URGENT NOV 10th - 24th 2009
9th October 2009
There are a couple of places remaining for what could potentially be a ‘holiday of a lifetime’. Surfers have a very rare opportunity to come on a boat trip on the 100ft sailing vessel ’Indo Jiwa’ through the Hinako Islands (North West of Nias, Indonesia), a group of eight pristine tropical Islands, rarely visited by foreigners.
The opportunity is being organised by Mike Cotton who is the UK booking agent for the ‘not for profit’ organisation ‘Holidays with a purpose’, which aims to combine an amazing surf boat trip experience, whilst also putting something back into the local community. The winner will join a party travelling to Indonesia on 10th November and returning on 24th November.
The trip is designed to give you a unique experience to become part of a village community, not simply as a tourist observing but as a member. Each day you will have the opportunity to surf some amazing breaks on off shore islands, dive, snorkel, and fish, then put something back to the community by going onshore to work on one of the numerous projects which ‘Holidays with a Purpose’ have set up. These include teaching youngsters to surf, hosting children’s activities, teaching English, building projects or getting involved in kick starting a micro business aimed at giving long term sustainability.
In the evening you will return to the boat for a delicious meal and retire for the night in air conditioned comfort.
For more details of the organisation ‘Holidays with a purpose’ log on to www.holidayswithpurpose.com. All you will need to pay for is your overnight stay in Medan, Sumatra and your flights, and a minimum of £100 towards the projects that you will be involved in. If you are interested in joining the team, and for further discussion please e-mail the address below.
The team will consist of a real mix of people from great surfers to photographers, to writers, medics and those with practical skills. If you have any of those skills and are interested, you need to act quickly.
To register your interest e-mail Phil ASAP on philchristiansurfers.co.uk