July 2020 Location: Sumba, NTT, Indonesia Exact dates to be confirmed early in 2020 This trip has been cancelled due to COVID-19, and will likely be rescheduled for July 2021. If you're interested, still pop your name down for updates.
If you're interested in visiting our partner organisations in Indonesia, and you're interested in exploring different cultures and some of the complexities around poverty-alleviation, you'd probably find this event is right for you. We'll be travelling with a small group of people, visiting a different partner organisation each day and learning from them about their understanding of poverty and how they believe they can best serve the poor. The goal of this trip isn't to help the poor - its to help develop and flesh out our understanding of the unique challenges the economically poor face, and to consider how that might shape our life choices here in Australia. You'll get to see a range of poverty alleviation programs, from water projects to micro-finance and local fair-trade markets. You'll get to meet a number of people supported by our partners and hear from them about the impact its having on their lives. You'll hear different perspectives on what interventions work, and hopefully come away with a deeper understanding not only of the work of our partners, but also hopefully develop your own thinking around poverty, what it looks like, how to address it, and how the gospel might shape our interactions with the economically poor. While the finer details of the itinerary are yet to finalised, we will leave Perth on Sunday evening and return on Sunday afternoon, spending one night in Bali each way. The estimated trip cost will be $1,200 per person, and will include flights and all in-country costs. Travel insurance and medical expenses (such as vaccines) will be borne by each traveller so that they can tailor their preferred level of cover.