Philippines Solidarity Journeys

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Philippines Solidarity Journeys:  Bookings available for school, community and business groups during school holidays in 2019/20

Easter break
June / July
September / October
December / January

Purpose of the Journey

This Solidarity Journey to the Philippines offers an opportunity to connect at a grassroots level with some of the global majority poor, oppressed and marginalised and to witness the work of various agencies working to improve their lives in a true spirit of solidarity.

Contact us  for more information about this and other immersion programs.

Draft Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Manila: Accommodation at St John of the Cross Seminary or with Mt Carmel Shrine parish community
Day 2 Sr Badette HUmbid Social Justice Projects with youth
Day 3 Sr Badette Humbid Social Justice Projects
Day 4 Malacanans Palace; Imelda Marcos’ shoes; Shrine of People Power
Day 5 Manila to Olangapo: Accomodation at PREDA
Day 6 Witness work of PREDA with children rescued from exploitation. E ngage with youth and children at PREDA
Day 7 Visit Fair Trade Producers.  Visit Indigenous community Eco-Village housing project
Day 8 Join Rescue Teams for prison visit
Day 9 Rest and de-brief
Day 10 Olangapo to Corderilla region of Northern Luzon
Day 11 Authentic village immersion with indigenous mountain tribe gaining insights into issues of dispossession associated with mining on ancestral domains
Day 12 Authentic village Immersion with indigenous mountain tribe
Day 13 Return to Manlla
Day 14 Depart Manlla

People’s Recovery Empowerment Development Assistance Foundation. PREDA’s mission is winning freedom and a new life for children mired in poverty, abandoned, exploited, abused, on the streets, in hunger and in jails, helping abused women, indigenous people, protecting the environment and alleviating poverty through micro-credit and fair trade initiatives.  The Director of PREDA is Irish priest Fr Shay Cullen.