Sanne (16)

Participant

"We got such a warm welcome! "

Unique accommodation

It was pretty exciting to spend the night with people you have never met before in a strange country, in a house that is far less luxurious than my own. But it was awesome! Everyone was super friendly. Every night, my ‘sisters’ were dancing in the room and we joined them every time. When we had to say goodbye, they gave us family photos as a memory for us to take home. I will never forget them! 
 
- Sanne, participant

Safety

A trip to a developing country is an incredible experience, but can also come with certain risks. Therefore, safety is our top priority. We try to limit risks by setting strict requirements for our host families, food and drinks, and local bus drivers. Every group is accompanied by experienced Dutch travel guides. On site, we are hosted by local guides who are familiar with the environment and local population.

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Bart (17)

Participant

"When do you ever get the chance to go on a school trip to a developing country?!"

Geography class in Africa

I instantly knew I would sign up when our geography teacher told us about the possibility to go on a trip to Africa! When do you ever get the chance to go on a school trip to a developing country?! Because you really get the opportunity to bond with the locals, you experience things you would never witness as a tourist!  

- Bart, participant

Sustainable and fair

Fairaway is part of a foundation. Therefore we do not strive for profit. We try to minimise the costs of our trips, so that we can provide this amazing opportunity to as many young people as possible.  At the same time, we strongly value sustainability. That’s why we book Carbon Neutral flights, sleep with host families, and support local development initiatives. For Ghana, Nepal and Suriname we plan to find local development initiatives on our first trip.

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Peter

Father

"It was wonderful to receive a daily travel update. We enjoyed reading all of them! "

Communication

We understand that it can be quite exciting for parents when their child goes abroad. Therefore we believe it is important that they are continuously well-informed, both before and during the trip. We ensure this by organising a preparation day for the whole group and by providing daily travel updates. Additionally, all participants receive a local sim card with sufficient data to stay in touch with home.

About Fairaway

Fairaway is part of the Cross Your Borders foundation, a youth organisation that strives to make young people aware of what is happening beyond (their) borders and discover the world in a fun and easily accessible way. This goal is pursued by organising interactive and educational projects about globalisation at schools throughout the Netherlands. During school holidays we organise experience trips to developing countries. All activities are accompanied by our young, professional and enthusiastic team.

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