Humanitarian Service Travel

H4HC HUMANITARIAN TRAVEL PROGRAMS

 

There is no better classroom than the greater world itself and there are no more impactful lessons than immersion into this eye-opening, loving and vibrant culture.

Our travel program offers countless each volunteer the opportunity to:

Humanitarian TravelEach of our service trips is solidly based on the principles of service, education, cultural exchange, and reflection. They are designed to provide unique cultural awareness for the volunteers and sustainability for the communities we serve. Immersive volunteer trips where participants interact and engage with people living in impoverished rural communities are unparalleled experiences. We provide food, medical care, water, clothing, shelter, education and protection for abused, neglected and forgotten children. Deep bonds of friendship form as we make meaningful contributions to the communities and our lives become enormously enriched. There is deplorable squalor throughout all of Honduras. Yet the children embrace life with joy, dignity and hope, providing each volunteer with an amazing life-changing journey.

The scope of our work depends on the number of people within the group and the needs of the villages. Our participants might teach in one-room schoolhouses where education is incredibly limited. They might construct clean water filters, work in a small make-shift clinic, build a school, renovate a classroom, or create a new micro enterprise. The life-long impact with which we return is overwhelming and powerful.

Humanitarian TravelThe trips are one week in duration and welcome people of all skill sets, physical stamina, ages, religions, and language capabilities. Independent students, school groups, adults and families participate in our travel program. Costs vary but in country fees (excluding air fare and exit tax) are usually in the range of $1000 - $1700 depending on the specific itinerary. Please note that air fare and a $40 exit tax are additional. There must be a minimum of 14 members on each trip and reservations are strongly recommended 4 months in advance as trips fill quickly.

 

In-Country costs include:

Risk Management

Safety and security is the number one priority on our trips from the moment a participant arrives in Honduras, to the moment he or she boards the aircraft to return home. Safety is always at the forefront. H4HC has been facilitating trips for eleven years without incident and with an incredible track record of safety and success. We take serious measures and precautions to ensure that all trip participants are provided with as much safety and security as possible. This includes:

 

International Education Service Program

The mission of our Education Service Program is to empower students and professionals to work as a team in providing much needed education and materials. Children living in remote rural communities desperately lack the opportunity of an adequate education or the exposure to new ideas. Each member of the team brings a specific skill they are willing to share – academics (math, English, geography), health, art, music, chess, sewing, embroidery, crafts, etc. Volunteers may act as independent teachers or assistants, depending on their comfort level.

 

 

Past Trips:

 

Creating the future is what we are all about.

More than fifty volunteers have traveled with us this year working harder than hard to provide significant opportunities for the many neglected children of Honduras.

We feel very blessed to have formed an alliance with CAIPAC, the center for the blind, in Santa Lucia. In addition to delivering braille paper we spent several mornings teaching the blind at CAIPACteaching jewelry making to approximately twenty students. We had several service trips in June during which we added to the list of severely underserved schools we support.

In addition to Flor Azul village, Campo and Naguara we are also devoting our efforts to the small school in Suyatillo and the exceptionally large school of 250+ students in San Juan de Rancho. Both communities are exceptionally impoverished. We will be collecting donations with which to make 400 hygiene kits to deliver on our next trip.

For information on how to become involved, please make a small donation or write us at info@h4hc.org

 

 

February 2015 group in Naguara  flor_azul_village_girls

Comayagua child

Naguara Scholarship Recipients Flor Azul Boys receiving new shoes

Coffee sorting near Yojoa Couple outside of their home near Santa Lucia

Helen making cornhusk dolls Child receives toy Child