We offer our (potential) project investors a unique opportunity to see for theirselves how Net4kids' local project partners work in India.
Educational and inspiring
The aim of this Stakeholder Trip is to provide an educational and inspiring experience and to show our stakeholders how Net4kids offers underprivileged children a better future in India. Seeing is believing. We offer you the unique opportunity to see with your own eyes where our investments are going. Be inspired by the insights of the local entrepreneurs in our projects, the wisdom of the talented kids, and come back with a new drive and a mindset to convert the new insights into action. Feel free to bring a colleague, friend or family member and experience this unique 'once-in-a-lifetime' journey together.
Thanks to paying participants in this trip, Net4kids gets the opportunity to monitor and visualize the projects locally, so that we can create the greatest possible impact with low organizational costs.
The global program
Bangalore – Rainbow Homes & Planet Hope (Thu 2 – Sat 4 Nov)
We start our Stakeholder trip in Bangalore. We have a direct flight (day flight) from Amsterdam. Bangalore is called the 'Silicon Valley' of India, and many international (IT) companies are based here. We stay for two days and visit the projects of Planet Hope, aimed at vocational education for vulnerable girls. And we visit the Rainbow Homes, the shelter program of Rainbow Foundation India. Not only do we take a look at the project locations, but we also visit the former living environment of the girls on the streets and in the stone quarries around Bangalore.
Madurai – Sightseeing (Saturday evening 4 – Sun 5 Nov)
We travel on to Madurai, the cultural capital of the Tamil Nadu region. We will stay in the beautiful Heritage Madurai. Our local project partner is happy to show us the cultural side of their country. Among other things, the colorful Sri Meenakshi Temple is on the program.
Namakkal – Society for Serving Humanity (SSH) (Mon 6 and Tue 7 Nov)
Today we travel to Namakkal in the morning. After lunch with the staff, we visit a few villages where children from the Foster a Child program of SSH live. The next day we will join a meeting of a women's group and the children show us the after-school program in their village.
“How do you summarize 1 week in which you have seen the world at its best? Eyes that look right through your soul, a smile in every glance… ”
Nynke Geus – van den Broek, participant Stakeholder trip India 2017
Tirupur – Social Awareness and Voluntary Education (SAVE) (Wed 8 and Thu 9 Nov)
The next day we leave for Tirupur, to our local partner SAVE. The staff will tell us in detail about their activities to raise awareness and prevent child labor in the region. Then we will visit a number of Bridge Schools and we can take a look at a number of children's homes. Day 2 we visit textile factories so that we see the effect of SAVE's awareness campaigns and learn how they contribute to improving the labor situation in the region. Finally, we will visit the locations where vocational education is given to young people.
Bangalore – Sightseeing (Fri 10 Nov)
Thursday evening we fly back to Bangalore, so that we have a whole day on Friday for some sightseeing, buying souvenirs or just doing nothing at all and relaxing in the hotel with swimming pool. With a night flight we fly back to Amsterdam in the night from Friday to Saturday, where we will arrive early Saturday morning (November 11).
The travel sum of € 2,900 per person is based on the participation of at least 4 people and includes travel, accommodation and excursion costs and excludes vaccinations and visa costs (approximately € 85 pp). Of course we can provide support with the (online) application for the visa.
Itinerary subject to change.
Don't you want to miss this unique experience? Make these and see with your own eyes the impact of Net4kids projects. Please contact Sandra Kooijman: firstname.lastname@example.org. She is happy to tell you more about the trip.