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Next MAKERS MISSION || June 6 - 20, 2020 || Sewing
Calling all MAKERS to join me for Made's 4th India Makers Mission trip to Hyderabad, India! In past trips, we've taught sewing, jewelry, and knitting making. Next year, the local NGO would like us to focus on making bags!
You'll be immersed in the Indian culture by staying in a main street hotel, just a 15 minute taxi ride away from our area of service. We'll enjoy local cuisine, entertainment, shopping, as well as popular tourist destinations to temples, mosques, and an ancient palace.
After a week intensive instruction, we'll organize a fashion show of all the students' work and award them with certificates of achievement and completion. It's truly a heart-warming moment to see the added confidence that these women gain from the skills they have learned in such a short amount of time.
MAKERS MISSION Details || June 13 - 20 || $650
7-nights and 8-day stay in Hyderabad, India | All breakfasts included, 2 dinners (opening and closing evenings) | 2 Tallywood movie tickets | transportation to and from service area | transportation to and from religious and historical sites | entry fees into sites | cost of materials for projects | insurance
Application Deadline is March 15.
EXCURSION TRIP || Optional 1-week trip prior to the service project
Dive right into the ancient history of India by visiting one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, and other majestic sites.
Enjoy 7 days and 6 nights in 4 star hotel accommodations, and comfortable transportation touring 5 of the most beautiful cities in India - New Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur.
EXCURSION TRIP Details || June 6 - 20 || $800
7 days, 6 nights | 4 star hotel accommodations | breakfast | transportation to all 5 cities | entry fees to all sites | elephant ride into Amber Fort | boat ride in Udaipur
Q | I'd like to come on the service trip, but I don't know how to sew. What can I help with?
A | Learning from past years, it's helpful for the teachers to have extra volunteers there to entertain the kids while their mother's are learning. You can play games, sing songs, and practice English and writing! Many options!
Q | What if I am only available for 1 week?
A | That's totally fine. You can choose which week you'd like to join us for.
Q | When do I buy my flight?
A | As soon as you're ready! I'll connect you with the travel agent or you are welcome to book flights on your own. You'll need to match up flights as best as possible with group's already purchases tickets. Goal would be to take the same taxi van to and from the airports.
Arriving in Delhi June 6 @ 9:35pm
Week 1 group arriving in Hyderabad June 13 evening
Week 2 group arriving in Hyderabad June 14 @ 6:55am
Departing Hyderabad June 20 @ 11:05pm
Q | How much are flights running right now?
A | If you're on the west coast, you'll depart from SFO and it's just under $1300. You'll then need to book a RT flight to SFO from your city. From eastern USA, we'll work with the travel agency to find a flight around $1300 as well. You can book the flight on your own, but the benefit of using a travel agency is that they can provide emergency assistance in case of a flight delay or cancellation.
Q | Are you a non-profit?
A | Made is not a non-profit, but we partner with a NGO in Hyderabad, India. So if you're seeking a grant or scholarship for fund your fee, you can reference the NGO in Hyderabad called SAPID. Include your interest in more info in the application.