Cambodia Service Learning Expeditions
Join us for an immersive week of house-building, community development learning, and experiencing the wonders of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The forPEACE House Building Service Learning Expedition supports Tabitha, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of Cambodia through programs that focus on personal and financial development.
Founded in 1994, Tabitha established a Community Development Program based on micro-savings that goes hand-in-hand with training for income generation, small business development, and agricultural and education projects that enable individual choice and accountability. Over the course of five to seven years, families move from absolute poverty to rural Cambodian middle-class.
As part of the Tabitha community program, almost all families are able to build their own homes. However, in each village there are special cases, such as widows, orphans, and the sick, that have been chosen by their village councils to receive extra help. It is for these families that Tabitha invites forPEACE volunteers to work side-by-side with local participants.
In addition to one or two days of physical labor, forPEACE volunteers learn of Khmer history, both ancient and modern, through visits to sites such as Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge—as well as of social enterprises that train local youth to work in various hospitality and artistic industries that likewise lead to poverty elimination on a personal and ultimately national level.
Since 1997, forPEACE has led service learning expeditions with groups of volunteers, age 18 to 80, from all across the globe (including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, France, Israel, Australia, Singapore, and Korea), and from all walks of life, enabling participants to also learn from the experiences of one another and form lifelong bonds.
Now it is time for you too to be a part of this life-changing experience! We look forward to meeting, learning, and serving with you.
Program dates: February 17-24, 2018
Program fee: $1200*
$200 Deposit due: Nov. 15, 2017
Full fee due: Dec 31, 2017
*Program fee includes all in-country expenses and project costs; does not include airfare to/from Phnom Penh.