This morning, travel advisor Tom came bounding into the office, full of excitement. “It’s done, it’s done!” he called to us all as he ran around the office showing off a photo of a library.
But this wasn’t just any library. In fact, this was the library for which Tom had laid the foundations only a few months before as part of a volunteering trip he went on with Real Gap. And now the library is finished and he takes great pride in the fact that he helped to make that happen.
Building projects are physically demanding and emotionally tiring. But my, how rewarding they can be!
Take our Costa Rica House Building project; set in the stunning Alajuela province, this extraordinary project is all about helping to build new homes for people living in some of the poorest rural communities of Costa Rica. Living in houses which do not have adequate sanitation or protection from the weather, the people of these communities are incredibly grateful for the aid we are able to send over to them.
Then there’s our Thailand Building Volunteers project. Over the years, our volunteers have helped to build an array of buildings in some of the poorest area of Sangklaburi. This year, we want to build a new children’s home and educational centre for refuge children near the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border – and we need your help to do it!
Building projects continue to be one of our most popular, and it’s easy to see why. Volunteering to build abroad can bring challenges and will be hard work, but the reward of seeing that photo one day of your completed project, knowing that you laid one of those bricks that has gone on to change someone’s life, is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
To find out more about building projects with Real Gap, take a look at our building projects page or give us a call on 01892 701 888.