BUCARAMANGA | MARCH 21-26, 2018:
Our journey will start on March 20th or 21st, 2018 (depending on your trip option), for those going to Bucaramanga or visiting both cities. Depending on your trip choice (one city or both) a flight will be assigned to you (if you choose the Group Flight option). Bucaramanga is in the northern part of Colombia. The weather in Bucaramanga in March is warm with temperatures of 66°F and 79°F degrees, usually good for traveling and outdoors activity. There are on average 11 days of rain in Bucaramanga in the month of March. We will be staying at the Hotel Punta Diamante.
We will do six projects in Bucaramanga. Four of these projects are Global Grants, three of which are water and sanitation projects and the other organic farming. We will do two local projects- an after school project where we will 1) paint and upgrade schools, 2) provide oral hygiene (encourage self care), 3) provide school supplies and backpacks, and 4) teach organic farming. The second local project will includes providing soccer balls and athletic shoes to the community.
BOGOTA | MARCH 26-30, 2018:
For those only going to Bogota, their journey will start on March 25, 2018. Bogota is in the central part of Colombia. The weather in Bogota in March is comfortable with temperatures of 43°F to 64°F degrees. There are on average 14 days of rain in Bogota in the month March. Time zone in Colombia is three hours ahead of PST. We will be staying at the JW Marriott Hotel Bogota.
We will do seven projects in Bogota. Four of these projects are Global Grants, which include: 1) water and sanitation project, 2) malaria diagnosis and prevention project, 3) technology training and audiovisual equipment project, and 4) Operation Smile. We will do three local projects; 1) provide shoe making machinery and equipment to women in a rural community, 2) provide farming supplies and educational material and books, teach students vocational skills, and train adults ways to generate additional income, and 3) provide bicycles to students to encourage attendance to schools.