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Join Islamic Relief on an epic multi-day inspirational trip through Puerto Rico

About This Event

WHERE: Puerto Rico
WHEN: August 4-14, 2022
WHO: Volunteers like yourself from around the world.

Reach New Limits

Volunteers will be participating in IR development projects in three main areas: Education and Food, and Water. This includes school renovation; packing and distributing school kits; packing and distributing food boxes and serving hot meals.

Volunteers will also:

Visit local Islamic Relief projects in the area, and interact with beneficiaries to hear their stories.
Take part in organized sightseeing activities including visiting the Masjids across the island as well as the Islamic architectural and historical sites of Old San Juan.
Participate in a myriad of adventurous and sports activities such as Natural Water slides, horse back riding, cliff jumping , night Kayaking, Hiking, etc.

Support People in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and part of the United States, located in North America. It has struggled with poverty long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 43% of Puerto Rico’s population live in poverty, the majority of them children. The island has also endured multiple disasters, the most recent being the destructive Hurricane Maria and COVID-19. These hardships have weakened Puerto Rico’s economy, infrastructure, and health systems and have left vulnerable groups even more susceptible to poverty. The country’s vulnerability to severe hurricanes has perpetuated poverty in Puerto Rico.

Our colleagues from Islamic Relief USA have been working in Puerto Rico, rebuilding homes, supporting a clinic by building a water infrastructure to provide clean water, distributing food and clean water, and also handing out school kits to children before the school year.

DETAILS

LOCATION: Puerto Rico
DATES: August 4-14, 2022
ARRIVAL: August 4th 
DEPARTURE: August 14th
REGISTRATION FEE: $799 ( flights not included)
FUND RAISING GOAL: $2500 (75% must be raised before travel date)

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Benefits of the Trip

The Inspire program aims to give volunteers a unique and eye-opening experience, where they are able to immerse themselves in a completely different context than they are normally accustomed to. This program encompasses the “give and take” principle; it is an opportunity to both give back to vulnerable communities overseas whilst learning and growing skills in an enriching environment. After completing the program, letters of reference will be given out to participants upon request. Participants will also be encouraged to continue volunteering with IRC following the trip to continue their humanitarian efforts. 

Accommodations/Costs

IRC will cover your stay in Puerto Rico, including your accommodation, transportation, food, and scheduled sightseeing activities. Please note that flights are NOT included in this, thus the volunteer is responsible for purchasing their flights to and from Puerto Rico, as well as mandatory health insurance. 

Pre-Departure Training

Once accepted into the program, all the volunteers are required to attend pre-departure training sessions that are held for 2-3 hours Bi-weekly. These sessions will focus on the details required for the Field Study including fundraising, country profile, IR history, security in the field, activity planning, etc. These are mandatory! 

DAY 1 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th

  • Travel in to Puerto Rico: Arrivals San Juan Airport

DAY 2 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th

  • Jummah Masjid Montehiedra 
  • Food Pack Out
  • Team Building

DAY 3 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th

  • Scavenger Hunt Old San Juan 
  • Historical Tour 

DAY 4 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th

  • Travel Anasco
  • Back to school event
  • School kit Packout and Distribution

DAY 5 - MONDAY, AUGUST 8th

  • Adventure: Rock water slide cliff jump and rope swing
  • Beach Outing and Resturant 
  • Luquillo Beach

DAY 6 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th

  • Travel to Las Marias
  • Rebuild School
  • School kit distribution 
  • Food Box Distribution 
  • Build a Playground 

DAY 7 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th

  • Day of Dignity Old San Juan
  • Hot Meals Distribution 
  • Food Boxes 
  • Hygine Kits 
  • School Kits 

DAY 8 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 11th

  • Travel to Utuado 
  • Help Rebuild School with Play Ground
  • Distribute School kits and Food Boxes

DAY 9 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th

  • Jummah Masjid Farooq 
  • Beach Day 
  • Horseback Riding

DAY 10 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th

  • Hiking only Rainforest in North America 
  • Free Day 

DAY 11 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th

  • Departure from Puerto Rico
  • Arranged Airport Dropoff to San Juan Airport
* Trip is subject to change based on unforseen circumstances 

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