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Secret Garden in Azerbaijan (Jul-Aug)

  
  


Overview

What has popped up in your mind when mentioning Azerbaijan? I guess most of you may say “I have no idea about it”. Undoubtedly, Azerbaijan is an unfamiliar nation for Hong Kong people. It is now the chance for you to step out from your comfort zone and to discover the unknown and infinite possibilities in Azerbaijan!

Azerbaijan is a nation located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe and bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. She has beautiful mountains, lakes, and other undeveloped natural environment where really likes a “secret garden”! This summer, let’s take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the loving scenery in Azerbaijan!

Details

Ganja is the second largest city in the country, a monument of the ancient culture, the industrial center of western Azerbaijan.

Workcamp Code: BFWC13
Workcamp Name: “Green Environment" Ecological Work-Camp
Hosting Organization: Bridge to the Future
Location: Ganja, Azerbaijan
Period: 10 – 21/7/2019

Work: 
– planting and whitewashing the trees
– making nests for bird and squirrel
– making environmental warning signs to put nearby the roads
– working together with local youth and other volunteers in renovating the facilities in children’ playground

Accommodation:
– Volunteers will stay in double rooms with sheets and beds
– Volunteers need to make breakfast, lunch and dinner by themselves. Ingredients will be provided by organizer

Other activities:
– Visiting to one of beautiful recreation Center in the country, GoyGol (Green Lake)
– Having discussion with  local environmental organizations

Application Fee: HKD2350
including food, accommodation and transportation between meeting point and project site. Participants should arrange and purchase their own air ticket and travel to the meeting point, insurance, VISA application fee (if needed) and other expenses.

Hajikand village located in the middle of Minor Caucasus mountains and covered with beautiful forests. There is breathtaking views to the Kapaz mount, which is one of the most valuable natural wonders in the region.

Workcamp Code: BFWC014
Workcamp Name: “Campfire" Survival Workcamp
Hosting Organization: Bridge to the Future
Location: Hajikand, Azerbaijan (dwell time of about half an hour from Ganja)
Period: 1 – 10/8/2019 (10 days)

Work: 
– Experienced trainers will teach volunteers how to create fire, build a shelter, follow animal routes or avoid wild animals and other necessary survival skills.
– Volunteers should then use their creativity and create a proqramme, “Adventure quest” for local youths and teens to quests, discover and mark routes and build structures for basic stay.

Accommodation:
– Volunteers will stay in a tent camp in the middle of the forest. Tents, sleeping bags, food and working materials will be provided by organizer
– Volunteers need to shower under the waterfall, going to a wooden toilet, cooking with campfire and spend all the time with nature.
– Volunteers need to make breakfast, lunch and dinner by themselves. Ingredients will be provided by organizer.

Other activities:
– There will be a lot of natural activities such as Hiking, fishing, horse riding and bush crafting
– Yoga and Meditation sessions

Application Fee: HKD2350
including food, accommodation and transportation between meeting point and project site. Participants should arrange and purchase their own air ticket and travel to the meeting point, insurance, VISA application fee (if needed) and other expenses.

Remarks

  1. Application Covenant
    Please check the covenant here.
  2. Pre-camp Briefing
    You are required to join this briefing in order to meet your fellow campers in Hong Kong.
    Date: 9 July 2019 (Tuesday)
    Time: 7:30PM
    Venue: VolTra Office
  3. Suggested Flight
    – Emirates (EK)
    From HKG to Dubai (DXB) to Baku (GYD) and then taking train to Ganja
    EK387+EK2375   HKG 0750 – 1700 GYD (14 hours)
    EK381+EK2198   HKG 0035 – 1100 GYD (15 hours)
    – Qatar Airways
    From HKG to Doha (DOH) to Baku (GYD) and then take train to Ganja
    QR815+QR351   HKG 0120 – 1120 GYD (14 hours)
  4. Other information
    Successful applicants would receive confirmation email within a week after submitting the application. Please fill in and send back the form attached in the email three days after you have received our confirmation email. A detail information sheet will be sent to applicants three weeks before your departure.
  5. Cancellation Policy
    Please check it here.



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