Yobel Exposure Trips are immersion style short-term trips that require a passion for adventure and a willingness to be uncomfortable. Yes, you will receive a stamp in your passport but more so, an experience to be in relationship with another culture and, for a moment, see the world from another perspective as we laugh, cry, work, learn, and engage with one another.
We’ve given these trips an appropriate title, for the greatest purpose is, in fact, to expose you. To the beauty of foreign lands. To the harsh realities of injustice and those who live with it every day. To the hope that is brought when one human being lays down their life in order to love another. To the power of having the eyes of your heart enlightened so that you may see and understand.
Much of what Yobel does is through business empowerment and teaching entrepreneurial principles in order to improve or promote small business in developing communities thereby offering freedom from poverty and unjust labor. So we invite you to Come and See. Come and Experience. Come and Be Changed so that in turn you too can Change the World.
Dates: June 12-20, 2017
Location: Sant Mouvman in Bercy, Haiti
Hosting Partner: We will be hosted by Breathe Partners, a faith-based organization that is deeply committed to investing in life on life relationships, holistic care, and leadership development throughout Haiti. Breathe Partners have generously offered to host a Train the Trainers event at their site, enabling our team to equip both emerging entrepreneurs from the surrounding neighborhood as well as national facilitators to take business training forward after we leave.
What will we do? If you choose to attend this Exposure Trip, you will be trained by Yobel to facilitate our basic business training and to lead a small group of Haitian entrepreneurs through the program. While a background in entrepreneurship, accounting, or teaching can be helpful, anyone with the skill to lead a small group can be equipped to facilitate our program. We will also build in some local experiences and fun while we are there.
Cost: $1500 plus airfare.
Deposit: $500 nonrefundable deposit along with application due by April 15.
Info Meeting: April 10, 6-7:30pm, at the Yobel offices: 27 S Sierra Madre st, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. (Option to Skype in for out-of-towners)
Have questions? Email Jessica@yobelinternational.org
View photos from previous Exposure Trips:
Photo Credits: Thailand, Uganda, DRC, Mexico, Costa Rica - Mattea Norman. Pakistan - Ashton McNab, Sarah Ray. India - Matthew Schniper, Anthony Adams. Uganda/Rwanda - Beverly Harris