Trek For Hope’s 5th annual trek seeks to provide support and relief to Oikos Helping Hand (OHH) and looks to make even greater changes this year for one simple reason: Hope.
OHH is a non-profit NGO run by Singaporeans in the heart of the slums of Tondo. Their goal is simple: to ease the suffering of poverty in whatever ways are possible every day.
They do this by providing basic physical, educational, and spiritual needs. Over time and with enough support, this allows those living in the New Smokey Mountain region hope to be able to one day break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families for good. Our community day includes community work in multiple facets at New Smokey Mountain. This work includes gathering the stories of those who live there so the rest of the world can get to meet these courageous people who endure everything, yet have nothing.
In the spirit of adventure, we will also be making our pilgrimage trek up the twin peaks of Mount Pulag (2922m) and Mount Ulap (1846m).
The Itinerary – 11 (Sat) to 16 (Thur) March 2017
11 March 2017 (Sat)Arrival in Philippines
Pick up at airport, Free and Easy at Makati area
Proceed to Victory Liner terminal and await bus to Baquio
overnight to Baquio
12 March 2017 Sunday
Arrives at Baquio
Jeepney to Mt Pulag, DENR, Ranger station
Visit to Mt Pulag Primary school (Activities with the local children)
Rest / Prepare for Night Climb
13 March 2017 (Monday)
Commencement of night climb (5hrs hike)
Summit, Sunrise, Descend
Free time, rest, sleep or play music, socials
14 March 2017 (Tuesday)Proceed to Mt Ulap Day Hike
Summit / Descend
Visit Burial Caves
Bus terminal – back to Manila
15 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Pick up by Oikos
Proceed to Agapehouse
Games, carnival style in the morning
Food distribution, interaction
Food distribution and visitation at original Smokey mountain, Riverside and Aroma
Proceed to Manila Bay, sunset
16 March 2017 (Thursday)
Fly back to SG
COST PER PERSON:
$550 SGD (LAND COST)
$270 SGD (SQ FLIGHT)
as at 3 August 2017
All registration fees, entrance fees, camping fees, environmental fees and guide fees
Regular Air-conditioned bus from Victory Liner Pasay to Baguio and back
All guide fees, registration fees, cultural fees, environmental fees
8 Meals during camp
2 Nights Stay in Manila (based on twin sharing)
Home stay accommodation, blankets, shower
Logistics, Meal and Food distribution during Community Visit Day
Trek For Hope Philippines T Shirt
Airtickets, Travel Insurance, Visa Application
Personal gears such as head light, sleeping bags, hiking clothes
Other meals not in programme
Detailed briefing notes and itinerary will be provided closer to date.
On Charity (Important note to Participants)
In 2016, we have successfully raised enough funds to purchase a van for the purpose of transportation of personnel & collection/distribution of food items in the Tondo area.
Next year, we are looking at raising funds for Okios’s fencing project at Agapeland discipleship training center, Cavite province. Across the river there are drugs addicts and on several occasions, they have tried to climb in to the center. For the security of the children and occupant of the facility, we seek to raise funds for the fencing project.
This project require digging a 1m deep perimeter trench and pour cement as foundation for the metal poles, before installation of fencing materials. The budget cost is $5,000SGD.
We want to encourage full participation of each individual for this trip. All participants are expected to participate in team meetings and fund raising efforts arranged by the TFH committee prior to trip.
How to confirm your attendance
1. Arrange for a call back (if required)
2. Pay deposit of $300 (ADVENTURES UNLIMITED DBS CURRENT A/C –(details to be provided)
3. Forward proof of payment (WITH Transaction Reference) to tel: 91040365 (whatsapp)
4. Book your flight tickets (details given upon receipt of deposit)
5. and you’re in!
We have many roles to fill on this trip. Whether this is your fifth trip or your very first, there are still more stories to discover. More wonders to be discovered. More hearts to encourage.
More hope to offer.
The more things change, the more they have the chance to be forever different. This is why we return to the Philippines. Come join us for our annual trek and maybe you”ll be forever different as well.
1. The land cost quoted herein covers all necessary costs and expenses expected to be incurred but it does not include donations to the beneficiaries. Donations will be raised via fund raising activities carried out by the Trek For Hope Charity Outreach Executive Committee in conjunction with the trek participants.
2. This event is organised by Adventures Unlimited (TA02844), a licensed travel agent registered with the Singapore Tourism Board.
From 15 July 2015, a travel agent is required to inform and ask attending participants if it is their wish to purchase travel insurance that includes coverage for business insolvency of travel agencies when:
– they are buying a leisure travel product/package; or
– their travel product/package costs at least S$1,000 (including GST) per person; or
– they are paying a deposit or payment of at least S$500 per person.