Supporting the Oxfam trailwalker!
Description: Throughout the world, Oxfam is working to find concrete and innovative solutions to help people arise from poverty and achieve their full potential. Oxfam also advocates taking into account the voice of the poor in local and international decisions that affect them. In all its actions, Oxfam works with partner organizations and with vulnerable women and men to end the inequities that lead to poverty.
Type of Work: The project focuses on supporting the implementation of the Oxfam Trail walker. Its objective is to fight against poverty. The challenge is to travel on foot and in teams of 4 people a distance of 100 km in 30 hours maximum(12th edition). Alongside this, each team raises funds for the benefit of Oxfam-Solidarity projects around the world. The volunteers will help the Oxfam team (with 350 other volunteers) to set up facilities in order to receive walkers (1000), their supporters and other volunteers (tents, decoration of the place ...) in the best conditions. During the event, they will be dispatched in different parts of the route to support the organization (meals and water, welcome and support the walkers, scanning ...). You can take material to make entertainment (music /disguise).
Study Theme: Extreme inequalities: 1 out of 3 people in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam wants to change this situation by mobilizing citizen power against poverty. The first day, the group will receive information about North-South inequalities and learn about economic globalization to understand their social and environmental impact. The wealth of barely 8 men is as high as that of the poorest half of the world's population. In parallel, 1 person out of 9 does not eat to its hunger. More than one billion people must survive with less than $ 1.25 a day. Oxfam wants to put an end to extreme inequalities.
Accommodation: Arrival in Oxfam office in Brussels to receive sensitization. The first three nights in Brussels. Volunteers will sleep in a room of the office of Oxfam. Then departure to the place of the Trail in “Saint Hubert”. The accommodation will be in a tent . Take your sleeping bag and mattress with you. Accomodation quite basic. The last day of the project will be a free day in Brussels or elsewhere.
Language: English / French is not compulsory but it can be helpful to speak with the walkers and the other volunteers.
Requirements: For volunteers who love nature sport challenges (even if volunteers will not walk the trail). The week is quite intense and the project quite short. Volunteers will be required, if they wish, to do night shifts during the march. These moments are often particularly intense and rich in exchanges with the walkers.
Approximate Location: In Brussels and then in Saint Hubert, not far from the small city of Rochefort, in the South of Belgium.The last day of the project will be a free day in Brussels or elsewhere.
Notes: Meals will be prepared for the group and volunteers will eat with the Oxfam team and other volunteers. No internet connection during the trail.