Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Project 2012

By Business Chicks | Feb 01, 12 09:17 AM

Business Chicks is very proud to be partnering with The Hunger Project on two leadership trips to Uganda and Bangladesh

In partnership with the fabulous team at The Hunger Project Australia led by the phenomenal Cathy Burke, we're offering forty Premium Members the chance to unlock the creativity, leadership, entrepreneurialism and productivity of the poorest of the poor in both Bangladesh and Uganda.

This is a mutually transformative opportunity. On the trips, you'll leave behind unconscious beliefs that hold you back, sharing an experience with supportive, amazing women as well as developing your leadership skills.

*Up to 20 Business Chicks are able to participate in each of these once in a life-time trips 

*Both trips will be 7 days in duration and you can only participate in one trip, either Bangladesh or Uganda.

*You must be a Premium or Corporate Business Chicks member to register your interest to attend

*There will be a pre trip interview and selection process

Pre Trip:

*You'll begin the process of transformation and leadership through your fundraising, reading and pre trip learning

*You'll attend a conference call with the other participants to be briefed on The Hunger Project program and what to expect (this is also a great way of getting to know others on the trip)

*A group will be set up here on our website so you can interact online prior to taking the trip

*You will get clear on your goals for being on the trip

*Business Chicks and The Hunger Project will be here to support you


Trip One: Bangladesh

Dates: End of September/beginning of October 2012 (dates TBC)

Proposed Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1: Settling in, getting to know each other, meeting staff at The Hunger Project and receiving a brief, heading to the markets

Day 2: Sitting in one day of the Animators Training: This is a 4 day transformational process which more than 150,000 Bangladeshi’s have done.

Day 3: Travelling to rural villages

Days 4 and 5: Participate in National Girl Child Day events (this is a national day of rallies and activities founded by The Hunger Project putting a spotlight on  the need to empower and educate girl children)

Day 6: Debrief, journaling

Day 7: Travel back to Dhaka, evening celebration

Cost: 

$10,000 Minimum fundraised or personally given (100% of fundraising is used by The Hunger Project in its work to end hunger)

Approximately $2,000 on ground costs, including transport, accommodation, food and $1,500 return economy flights

Total investment: Approximately $13,500


Trip Two: Uganda

Dates: This trip will take place over 7 days between August and November 2012 (dates TBC)

Proposed Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1: Settling in, getting to know each other, meeting staff at The Hunger Project and receiving a brief

Day 2: Travelling to rural villages

Days 3-5: Visiting 3 different epicentres. Epicentres are made up of about 20,000 people and are the focal point of mobilising people. The epicentre includes a health centre, food bank, micro-finance bank, maternal clinic and meeting hall. It’s the centre around which rural people begin their growth toward being self-reliant and hunger free. We will visit epicentres in different phases- from completely new to self-reliant.

Day 6: Debreifing, journaling

Day 7: Travel back to capital city, celebration dinner

Cost:

$10,000 Minimum fundraised or personally given (100% of fundraising is used by The Hunger Project in its work to end hunger

Approximately $2,500 on ground costs, including transport, accommodation, food and $3,000 return economy flights

Total investment: Approximately $15,500

 

Post Trip:

*Conference call with all participants two weeks on return to hear from each other, help re-orient back in Australia, complete the trip

*Organise photos, films, and interviews that capture the experience and promote the story of the journey and the amazing work of The Hunger Project


If you're ready to leave behind a long lasting legacy or are interested in hearing more about how you can be part of something truly transformative please contact:

Millie from The Hunger Project on 02 9222 9088 or email millie.allbon@thp.org

We've created an FAQs page which may well help answer some niggling questions... click here


A bit about The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global, not-for-profit, strategic organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. They work in 12 countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America to develop effective, bottom-up strategies to end hunger and poverty.

At the core of The Hunger Project is a belief that the hungry themselves (the poor, illiterate women) are the key resource in ending hunger and poverty.

By unlocking the creativity, leadership, entrepreneurialism and productivity of the poorest of the poor, leaders are built. More often than not these leaders are women.

The Hunger Project now have women running banks in remote villages, women bringing water to their villages, women setting up small businesses and women becoming leaders in their communities.

Ending hunger is a global issue and requires new thinking, partnerships and ways of being to solve it. Bringing leadership from Australia- financial, social and personal- in an authentic partnership with the women (and men) in villages to end hunger is necessary, appropriate and transformative.



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