Cavite, Philippines

Trip Summary

Key Destination:

Cavite (Philippines)

Trip Outline:

Cavite is a province in the Philippines located on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the Calabarzon region. The city’s name “Cavite” evolved from the word “Kawit” or Cauit meaning “hook” referring to the hook-shaped land along the coast of Bacoor Bay.

The No Boundaries team will learn about some of the issues faced in communities in areas around Manila.  The students will also be working closely with the Gawad Kalinga Foundation and engage in meaningful community activities.  The team will learn about social development and experience life as a local and how they find creative ways of making a living. Activities such as making bikes from bamboo or lighting using water bottles, are things that the students will participate in and hear first hand accounts from individuals involved in these initiatives.

The No Boundaries team will also visit and explore the historic Intramuros, learn how to wakeboard at a wakeboard park, see some interesting less-visited areas of interest near Manila, and will gather for a good round of laser gun shoot out!

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Work with the communities supported by Gawad Kalinga in developmental projects
  • Learn how to wakeboard in an exclusive wakeboard park
  • Enjoy a cultural performance and dance showcasing Philippines rich culture
  • Visit the amazing Intramuros and other historical sights in Manila
  • Learn about social enterprises and see first hand the impact they have on community development
  • Experience life with a homestay in the rural Philippines

Getting there:

Fly direct to Manila on Cathay Pacific.

Requirements / Expectations:

This experience is best suited for students who:

  • Are able to commit to ongoing involvement in awareness/promotional activities of the Gawad Kalinga Foundation (pre and post trip)
  • Are willing to get their hands (and clothes) dirty
  • Wish to get involved in a meaningful community project to address an identified need
  • Possess a spirit of adventure
  • Are interested in knowing more and gaining experience of social enterprises in the Philippines
  • Wish to learn more about Filipino culture and history

Further Information:

Gawad Kalinga website