What is this about?
After two successful runs, RainbowsforBatam is back this year!
RainbowsforBatam is a self-initiated project executed by individuals with lots of love to give and lots of willingness to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Like previous trips, this year we will be visiting Nujumul Huda Children Home/Orphanage with the intention to build ukhuwwah (relationships) with the children and guardians, to learn from these beautiful souls and to share the few things that we know and have with them.
To view previous trips, click here or visit TheTudungTraveller.com.
This year we will be taking RainbowsforBatam a step further by collaborating with them to revamp two of the children’s bedrooms!
Why a room revamp?
This decision was taken after multiple consultations with the Director and the volunteers running the Home. We are adamant about meeting a real need instead of just going for a visit this time round, and when they allowed us to take a look into the rooms… Well, it was what called out to us.
So where do I come in?
This project involves painting of the rooms and coming up with decorations such as wall frames, hanging pom-poms and even storage boxes on the first day, and a fun interactive day filled with games on the second day.
If you love interacting with children, would seize any opportunity to do go and give back to the world, get to know other like-minded souls and reconnect with the things that truly matter, then this is the chance for you to join us!
What do I need to know as a volunteer?
1) Event details
Date: 22-23 November 2014
Venue: Panti Asuhan Nujumul Huda
*Departing Time: Early Morning Arrival Time in SG on 23 November: Late Evening
To be confirmed nearer the event date upon booking of ferry tickets
2) What will be provided?
A return ferry ticket, a one-night stay in a twin-sharing hotel room, breakfast and lunch for both days, local transportation and project materials.
Dinner, personal expenses and travel insurance are not included.
3) What is the fee?
You only need to pay $150 to be a part of this project!
4) Can I choose to stay only one day or request to go back to Singapore early?
Unfortunately, due to logistical constraints, we will not be able to accommodate to special requests for early departure back to Singapore. Volunteers will have to stay for the whole two days to ensure the smooth execution of the project.
5) Is there an age limit?
Due to the demands of this project, only volunteers between the age of 18 and 35 years old are requested to take part. Children below the age of 13 are seriously discouraged to attend due to safety concerns.
6) Besides the room revamp and the interaction session with the orphans, is there anything else that will be done?
YES! We will be doing a donation drive for used laptops.
The children increasingly require computers and Internet to do their schoolwork, and the staff has expressed safety concerns over the frequency of the children’s visits to the Internet café. These visits are usually unsupervised and run into the evening, as the home is understaffed and do not have the facilities to match their schoolwork needs.
We will also be running a donation drive to collect monetary donations for the home. This is to aid us in purchasing mattresses and fans for the children.
If you’d love to come on board, hey we’d love to have you join us!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest!
Lots of love,
Atikah & Asha