ADRA Ireland Mission Trip(s)

Dates:
Group A: Sun 11th - Sun 25th July, 2010
Group B: Sun 15th - Sun 29th August, 2010

Where:
Albania. 

The Project:
The volunteers will accomplish has 5 main objectives - 
1. Rebuild a Rural School: this is the central activity of the project. In the first phase (11-25 July) the old windows, doors, roof and plaster will be removed and new walls built. Ducting will be installed for the electrics & plumbing. In the second phase the local council workers will replace the roof and prepare for plastering. In the third phase (15-29 Aug) the walls will be plastered and painted, electrical plumbing will be installed and the grounds landscaped.
2. Provide a Village Playground: the school, after re-construction will become the most used meeting place for the village building a playground will make a safe place for children to play.
3. Establish a Parents & Teachers Association: this makes sure that the children not only attend school but also get the best support from their family when they attend school.
4. Child & Family Training: for all the surrounding villages in the same council area we will provide crafts and sports each day for the children and family life training for mums.
5. Health Screening: linked to most schools is the village clinic with its nurse. We will provide basic health checks for the villagers.

Who:
We will need as many people as we can get! You just need to be 16 years of age or over and be willing to work as part of a team. Skilled volunteers are also needed in the following areas: building/construction & health. 
The volunteers will not only come from the Irish Mission, but also from Scotland & Wales as well.

Costs:
We ask each volunteer to cover their own transport, food & accommodation = approx €400. [The youth ministries department hopes to be able to subsidise this for young people aged 16-25 years old. The subsidy will be approx €100. This subsidy will not be confirmed until Jan 2010.]
The school rebuilding project costs €40,000. We ask each volunteer to raise at least €250 towards the rebuilding cost.
i.e. total cost = €650 [minus any subsidy]

More information
Volunteer Factsheet (10Mb) - please read
Project Poster (8.5Mb)