Tree Planting in Africa’s “Great Green Wall” project from the Senegalese government in partnership with 11 other African nations.
Work alongside local villagers planting trees that will reforest parts of the country where the desertification process has taken over. These trees will also rapidly provide wood for fire, cooking and food for animals. Adventure and rough conditions.
- Dates: August 10-25, 2019
- Location: Senegal, West Africa
- Ages: 16+ (in some cases younger participants may come with families)
- Languages: English / French
- Costs (approximated): HK$ 16,000 (HK$ 13,000 airfare from HK, HK$ 3000 ground fees)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join the GPS Hong Kong team that will participate in Planting Together or form your own team to go.
More about this outreach:
We will be joining people from around the world to “Plant Together” in Senegal. It all begins with a four-day orientation camp near Dakar, with international and local African speakers, helping you get your heart clean and your hands dirty. Then teams will head up north for one week of planting trees in Africa’s “Great Green Wall. You’ll eat native food, work hard and maybe even learn a few words of Wolof as you share your life and your sweat with other Africans. During a second week, you will be partnering with local charitable organizations, working with street children, manning a health clinic, visiting villagers hut-to-hut, or doing children´s camp and Sunday school programs with local churches.
Special Conditions: All members of your team should be in reasonable health and good physical condition. Planting involves strenuous labor in warm climate conditions. Appropriate visas and vaccinations, malaria tablets, etc., are the responsibility of each participant.
Looking forward to partnering with you and together seeing restoration take place in Africa!
For more info on the Planting Together initiative, visit their website: www.plantingtogether.com