Kolkata / February / Medical

2/7/20 - 2/17/20

Experience the powerful mix of bringing physical healing and laughter to victims and survivors of sex trafficking. For the first half of the trip, you’ll be part of mobile medical clinics, giving basic health care and compassion to women and children in aftercare homes. During the second half of the trip, you’ll be running around playing games—bringing fun to boys who have been rescued from trafficking, were born into brothels, or are in highly vulnerable situations. Your unique role is simply to be FUN. Throw footballs, sing songs, and have a blast with kids who just want to be kids. You’ll return home with a holistic understanding of what’s happening in the world of human trafficking—and you’ll have made a literal impact by bringing healing and hope to those who are desperate for it. A literal “be the change” chance of a lifetime.
*You don’t have to be in the medical field to go on this trip. All are welcome.

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When: 2/7/20 - 2/17/20
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 20
Minimum Age: 16
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $3400 (Don't worry. Check this out.)
Sign Up Deadline: 9/22/19

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How much does it cost?

That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.
Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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What is the travel like?

It takes over 24 hours to get there and we fly on a commercial airline. Listen to all of your favorite Spotify playlists twice, catch up on sleep, talk to your traveling companions, sleep some more, read, watch movies on your 21st century in-seat entertainment system, or just do nothing…which you probably haven’t done in a long time.

Day 1:

Depart US

Day 2:

Arrive in Kolkata, India

Day 3:

Church, Mother Teresa House

Day 4-8:

The medical team will work in clinics in Kolkata and surrounding areas. The non-medical staff will run camps for the kids in the community and the girls who are living in the after-care home we partner with.

Day 9:

Personal Reflection Time, Sightseeing

Day 10:

Travel Home

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta, during the British era) is the second largest city of India and the capital of West Bengal. While in Kolkata, the team will stay at a ‘western-style’ hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel will have all basic amenities, wi-fi, air conditioning, and a generous breakfast buffet. While traditional indian dishes are highlighted, familiar breakfast foods (think omelet station and cereal) are also available.