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Solukhumbu, Nepal

This is SFL's second trip to Nepal!  Last year we helped with the construction of the children’s home in Solukhumbu.  The home opens in April of 2020 so now the work continues . . .

In April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, toppling buildings and temples and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalaya Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened. The District of Solukhumbu was particularly hit hard being one of the closest districts to the epicenter. Recovery has been slow and is still ongoing. Given the increasing numbers of homeless and displaced children since the earthquake, the community is building a home in the Solukhumbu District that would house 100 children in this remote region in the Himalayan Mountains.

Surf For Life funds help support the building of the children’s home. Volunteers will work side-by-side with community members to paint, landscape, decorate, create a playground, and add the final touches to the home. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to engage with local youth during their extracurricular programs.

Project Details

  • Project: Children’s Home
  • Project Location: Phaphlu and Taksindu, Solukhumbu District, Nepal
  • Type of Trip: General Volunteer
  • Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2800 ($325 non-refundable registration fee included in this amount)

Each week requires a minimum of 5 volunteers to run the trip.  Registration fees are non-refundable. To read our cancellation policy, please click here.

Amount Raised: 
$3385
Lives Impacted: 
0

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May 8 - May 15
Available Spots: 
10
Ha’apai Island, Tonga

In January 2014, Cyclone Ian made landfall in Tonga, causing widespread destruction in the Ha’apai Islands. The cyclone was one of the most powerful tropical storms to strike the Pacific nation. As a result, the Ha'apai Youth Congress (HYC) Center was completely destroyed.

HYC is the only youth organization in the Ha’apai group of islands and has been in existence for 26 years. They have asked Surf For Life to help in the building of a new multi-purpose community conference center that will serve as a meeting place for youth and a communal space to have ceremonies, assemblies and conferences. This space will also provide an opportunity to generate additional income for the youth by renting out the facility. 

Surf For Life funds help support the building of the youth center. Volunteers will work side-by-side with community members, guided by a construction foreman, to help in the various stages of construction.

Project Details

  • Project: Youth Center
  • Project Location: Ha’apai Island
  • Type of Trip: General Volunteer 
  • Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,850 ($350 non-refundable registration fee included in this amount)
  • Note: This is a Monday to Monday trip. There is a 60 day cancellation policy for this trip.

Each week requires a minimum of 5 volunteers to run the trip.  Registration fees are non-refundable. To read our cancellation policy, please click here.

Amount Raised: 
$4875
Lives Impacted: 
0

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Sep 6 - Sep 13
Available Spots: 
9
Sep 13 - Sep 20
Available Spots: 
4
Sep 27 - Oct 4
Available Spots: 
10
Oct 4 - Oct 11
Available Spots: 
10

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