Cambodia and Thailand
Upcoming Journey Dates
October - November 2018
March - April 2019
June - July 2019
August - September 2019
A eleven day journey travelling to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in Cambodia and Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Your journey begins in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, rich in culture and history, Cambodia still suffers from the traumatic after-effects of destructive Khmer Rouge rule. Here we will visit organisations working to end human trafficking and the poverty that makes girls vulnerable to this vicious trade through education. You will gain fascinating insights into the value of education for Cambodian girls and how offering girls education disrupts the human trafficking industry. We will stay at the beautiful Plantation Urban Resort and Spa, a tranquil oasis right in the middle of Phnom Penh’s bustling city, a place to relax and decompress after the day.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
You will also experience the tranquillity of Siem Reap and visit the Seventh Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat. We will stay at the Park Hyatt Hotel, a stunning sanctuary in the middle of town. Here we will meet with an NGO that works in the poorest rural slums, providing outreach programs and social services to those most vulnerable to trafficking. In the evening we head to the red-light district of Siem Reap, where many victims of trafficking end up. In Siem Reap we will also visit a chicken farm, where women are trained to succeed in their own business.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Then we fly to beautiful Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a city considered as one of the world’s finest tourist destinations and home to the country’s most sophisticated anti-trafficking organisation. We will learn about their prevention, rescue and rehabilitation programs, all a part of their holistic approach to combating trafficking. We will stay in the centre of Chiang Mai in the Tamarind Hotel, a stunning property close to all of the sights.
Exclusive Retreat, Thailand
We complete the journey by taking time-out to reflect and relax at one of the world’s most wonderful retreat centres, Anantara Resort. This is a time to consolidate all you have learned and the friendships you have forged. Delicious fresh Thai meals, yoga, meditation, and personalised spa experiences are yours to enjoy so you can head home refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired.
Five Star Retreat Relax, Reflect and Rejuvenate
After all you have seen and experienced, it is important to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. So we have included personalised retreat at the end of the trip. The retreat is set on the edge of the picturesque Mae Ping river and is a luxurious sanctuary of tranquil seclusion.This retreat is a way to give yourself the space, time and expert care you deserve.
Your personalised Retreat includes luxury spa treatments that focus on deep purity and relaxation. There is also a choice of wellness options such a Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi as well as fitness classes. Health food plans can be scheduled with your expert dietitian and you also have the option to participate in fabulous Thai cooking classes.
We fully personalise the three day Retreat, to cater to your every need so you head home feeling refreshed, inspired and revitalised.
Measure Your Philanthropic Impact
You are joining a team of visionary women philanthropists. Together, we will
make an incredible impact to the lives of many, less fortunate women and girls. In order to do this, we have worked closely with charities on the ground in Cambodia and Thailand and after careful research have set specific outcomes. Your first hand experience of the wonderful work enabled by your contribution will truly connect with your philanthropic outreach. At the end of the journey, united as a team of change makers, our collective contribution will make an enormous impact.
Through your $10,000 tax-deductible donation and our team Giving Target, we will achieve the following:
Supporting Girls' Education
Fund 140 girls to attend the She Project for a year. This program encourages girls to stay in school and educates families on the harm of leaving school at a young age. The girls all come from poor schools in urban slum areas around Phnom Penh. Based out of a community centre and involving schools, the program runs the following activities for the girls; English and computer classes, life skills, career development workshops, craft activities, cultural outing and girls clubs.
Preventing Trafficking in Cambodia
Fund a trafficking prevention, outreach program, reaching 170 at risk street children in the red-light district of Phnom Penh. The Cambodian Government has found new cases of child sex trafficking to be occurring in this district, at night. Victims can be as young as three. To prevent this, the team's head out during the evening to connect with the children on the streets, to build relationships and help them avoid predators. The outreach programs often facilitates rescues, taking the victims to their nearby ‘safe house.’
Preventing Trafficking in Thailand
Fund four outreach programs that will head to the most remote Thailand villages, reaching up to 300 children per trip. The outreach programs aim to prevent trafficking through education and raising awareness of this horrendous crime. During the programs they will work with schools, village leaders and prominent officials to bring light to the issue in the most at-risk communities. We will also be able to fund an Awareness Outreach Program at the Mae Sot Child Development centre, reaching over 800 migrant children. Lastly we will be able to fund three Mae Hong Song Outreach trips that will train university interns on how to effectively create awareness and provide education around trafficking.
Fund the training of women micro-entrepreneurs with chicken farming in Cambodia. The centre provides poor scavengers on the Anlong Pi Dumpsite near Siem Reap Town with reliable income for their families, allowing women to become independent and secure a bright future for themselves and their families.
Our Collective Giving Target* for this Journey:
*A minimum contribution of $10,000 per participant and an expected ten participants.
We look forward to arranging every detail of your trip and are happy to customise any part of your journey.
Saturday March 30th - Monday April 8th 2019
Arrival: 30th March, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Retreat Starts: 6th April, Chiang Mai Thailand
Departure: 6th April, Chiang Mai Thailand
Journey Cost: $7,950
Target Donation: $10,000
Included in the trip:
• All Accommodation at 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts
• All airport to hotel transfers
• All group meals as per itinerary
• All other transport throughout
• Program facilitator and support staff
• A personal travel manager
• Three day personalised Retreat
• Local flights between cities
To be arranged separately:
• International flights*
• Travel insurance
*International flights can be booked through your personal Secret Sisterhood travel agent to get the best deal. Business Class and First Class options are available.
Take your Next Step - Apply Now to Receive your Special Gift...
If you are interested in making a bigger impact and taking this life-changing Philanthropic Journey, we welcome you into our close knit community of women philanthropists, leaders and changemakers; the Secret Sisterhood of Philanthropists.
We would like to gift you with a beautifully designed and deeply symbolic Sisterhood bracelet or necklace of your choice. Wear your Secret Sisterhood symbol with pride, to represent our unity as powerful women helping end gender inequality. After we contact you, we will send you your jewelry along with a friendship bracelet, compliment card pack, a gorgeous itinerary booklet and special invitation to our upcoming Journeys