Ever since the Caravans without Borders began, we have heard from the volunteer sponsors a story that repeats itself: “we think we are going there to donate and we discover that we are the ones who receive”.
This is the power of fraternity in action. We wish you a happy journey “inside” yourself, going towards the other and receiving the joy of serving.
Together with other volunteers, you will travel to one of the projects supported by Fraternity Without Borders. You will experience what Fraternity means to us and get to learn more about the project you will visit.
Guided by the values of the FWB, with the vision of “shaking the world” and instill people with the confidence that it is possible to make a better world through good actions, the “FWB Caravan” were born, which will allow people to live a fraternal experience that will be cherished forever!
To live out the values of the FWB mission and contribute to transforming lives, the organization’s humanitarian efforts take a sensitive, respectful, technical, and thoughtful approach in the places where the projects are located. Therefore, all activities are guided by ethics, moral values, and transparent guidelines.
The caravans are voluntary and aim to offer the participants a fraternal experience and encourage everyone to be an agent of change. In addition, it seeks to introduce the participants to local realities, whether with their deficiencies and vulnerabilities as well as with the cultural and human richness, such as the strength of the African people – who teach us about humility and purity -, and of our Brazilian brothers and sisters. Therefore, we will serve our brothers and sisters through the donation of affection, discipline, respect, cooperation, and compassion.
The caravans are complementary to the projects carried out by the FWB. Thus, they are organized with the participation of sponsors interested in volunteer work, according to their area of personal or technological knowledge, or professional skills. It is important to point out that, to participate in the caravans, it is necessary to be a sponsor of one of the organization’s projects.
By signing up, get ready for an experience that will change your life. “I am because we are”, the Ubuntu philosophy that guides our caravans. Your service, coming straight from the heart, will be welcomed by all people assisted by our projects, who have been living in precarious conditions, with little food and resources but always keeping the hope that better days will germinate for them.
All caravans have as main goal to give the opportunity for our sponsors to learn about Fraternity Without Borders operations in each project. You will bring back to your home the experience of fraternity.
It will be a caravan with focus on the Ubuntu Nation School, which will be led by Charles Heaton, a principal in elementary school. He will organize activities for all volunteers according to their knowledge and skills, even if they are not at the education field.
Do not worry! Our school has opportunities to work with kids, teachers, parents, administration, and support staff, and much more. Everyone is welcomed to join.
If you are familiar with the project and are willing to propose activities, please, let us know when registering to the caravan.
The humanitarian work will be from June 26th to July 2nd. The volunteers arrive in Malawi on June 25th and depart on July 3rd, 2023.
The volunteers will be responsible for the inbound and outbound flight fares going in and out of country. These costs are managed by the volunteer once their participation in the caravan is confirmed. Remind that, the sooner you buy your tickets, the cheaper the flight price.
In addition, there are costs for ground transportation, accommodation and food/beverages, translators, maintenance staff, and others. Each volunteer will pay US$56 per night at the project. For this caravan it is a total of US$ 450.
There are extra costs with visa, vaccines, health insurance, and COVID tests that varies according to the country of each person. These costs are not covered by the amount informed above. More information and guidance is provided by the caravan coordinator.
All caravans have a registration fee of US$100 paid after the orientation session which happens once a month.
All volunteers are important for the FWB activities carried out in the projects. This entails and demands an important responsibility from each volunteer, as it involves participating in the lives of people who are very vulnerable and who at some point were invisible. Therefore, for the volunteer’s purposes to be aligned with those of the FWB, it is essential that: