Everyone’s always so concerned with all the good they can do for the world, but it always seems like no one ever does anything, right? Wrong!
The amazing team behind OXadventure does just that. Everything they do is for the sake of those less fortunate that us. They plan trips to different places like India and Africa (among others) and spend their time and effort to help people through doing good.
OXadventure was initiated by Kuwaiti youth in August 2013, with the first project under their name completed in December 2013 in India. The organization focuses on globalizing the youth through volunteer work, travel, stepping out of typical comfort zones and educating the youth on the global and local issues that need attention and support.
The ultimate vision of OXadventure is to influence the youth of Kuwait to begin to make positive changes in the world as well as in their own country by shaping their attitudes to stand up and be globalized citizens. OXadventure anticipates a movement amongst the Kuwaiti youth after participating in OXadventure programs, coming out of it with a newfound respect towards humanity, nature and equality. By traveling abroad and by getting out of their comfort zones, the end result will be a team of potential future leaders for Kuwait. There is intent to have an international and a local program, with collaboration amongst universities, high schools, companies and the public.
Over the course of 100 days from April 6 to July 16 1994, an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide. A recent report has estimated the number to be close to 2 million.
OXadventure team will guide 10 youth volunteers , in collaborating with SURF (Survival Funds of The Rwandan Genocide) and Dr. Nick Scull (AUK professor and psychologist from FSRI) to help the survivors of the genocide by restoring homes for the victims. This would include painting, cementing, and roofing, supplying furniture or repairing old ones, and generally creating a better quality of existing life in rural Rwanda just outside of Kigali. For half of the day, participants will be restoring and interacting with the locals. During this time they can get to learn the local women’s crafts and daily lives. In the evenings they will work closely with the Rwandan students to work on their CV’s and business proposals.
The Highlight of trip is that they will be working with academic media students in AUK to do a documentary for the trip as internship for the students. We will show the amazing effort of the Kuwaiti youth as they help those in need to live more comfortably. At least two professional Kuwaiti youth photographers are coming along on this trip to capture the experience in every step of the trip through photographs on high-resolution cameras.
Once the volunteering project, documentary and photographs are done in Rwanda successfully, OXadventure will organize a highly promoted event in which we will debut the documentary and showcase a photo gallery of the trip. Professional speakers and experts will attend the event and give a presentation, discussing the genocide and sustainable development, followed by speeches from the participants who will share their experience in Rwanda.
They’ve made efforts to reach out to fellow Arab countries, like Syria, in this dire time of need. Guys, what you’re doing is amazing, and I am so proud that local youth have accomplished so much on their own!
Anyone and everyone who has ever wanted to do good should sign up with OXadventure. It is 100% nonprofit organization.
For any further questions, or to ultimately sign up to go on this trip and help recreate someone’s life, you can e-mail them on [email protected]
or visit oxadventure.com/OXRwanda
for more information on the trip and what exactly this adventure will consist of!
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