Village of Solutions

Overview

This simulation connects participants to the multi-faceted challenge of development, within the fictional village of Kalumbut. An aid agency has offered to find solutions to problems such as a local rubbish dump, lack of access to clean water, health issues and few kids attending the local school. In order to see these solutions bring change to the community as a whole, however, participants must demonstrate their ability to dialogue and work as a team.

 

Available Booking Schedules

We run our primary-aged programmes at our site across a morning booking-slot daily, Tuesday to Saturday. The schedule is as follows:

09:45     Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags

10:00     Introduction to the programme

10:30     Simulation

11:30     Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop

12:00     End of programme

 Alternatively, the program can be combined with a tour. In this instance, the schedule would be as follows:

09:45     Arrival, bathroom break, name-tags

10:00     Introduction to the programme

10:30     Simulation

11:30     Tour of Crossroads

12:30     Visit to our Fair Trade Café and Shop

13:00     End of programme

Some groups opt to bring a packed lunch with them to enjoy at our site before departure.

 

Practical Information

  • Booking: Participation is by booking. If you would like to make a booking, kindly fill in our online booking form.
  • Language: This programme is available in English and Cantonese.
  • Suggested Group Size: We tend to suggest a minimum number of participants of 20 and a maximum of 100.
  • Programme fee: There is a programme fee for this programme. Please email us for a quotation.
  • Suggested age-range for programme: 6-12 years old
  • Please check out our Booking FAQ’s for details on:
    • The terms and conditions of your booking (including our cancellation and weather policy, and what happens if your number of participants changes)
    • What to bring when you visit
    • Directions to our site
    • .. and more

So You’ve Done Village of Solutions… What Next?

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to a set of sustainable development goals that were focused on ending poverty around the world and protecting our planet. Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. Organisations around the world are working to find practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Supporting schools, helping farmers sell their produce at a fair price and improving access to healthcare are all ways through which communities are being transformed.

Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:

Help Through Crossroads

  • Shipments: We regularly ship to groups helping care for people in need around the world. You would be welcome to help sponsor the costs of such a shipment. Please contact our team at enquiries@crossroads.org.hk for more information.
  • Some, Tonnes, None: You may like to be an ambassador for the Village of Solutions experience itself and tell others about this opportunity to X-perience the multi-faceted challenge of development. A booking can be made by Clicking here.
  • Donate towards specific needs: Whether it is buying an essential kitchen item, such as a rice cooker to aid a Hong Kong family, or sponsoring a 40’ container to be shipped across the globe, any amount is a great help in serving those in need. Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities here at our Be a Star.
  • Good City App: is a Hong Kong city wide service that helps to bridge the gap between those who want to donate items and those in need of them. Learn how you can get involved at Good City

Help Through Other Organisations

  • Kiva By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or otherwise realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition. Help someone with a microloan at Kiva.
  • The Water Project invests in local solutions to the water crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. The Water Project works closely with local in-country teams and partners to develop clean water programs. You can support teams who will build wells and small dams, and who will work to protect natural springs. Read how you can get involved here.
  • Oxfam Gifts helps you give a gift to a loved one while also helping someone in need. The gifts range from helping dig a well to providing water purifiers and water pumps to providing a community with safe drinking water; all at the click of a button! To see how your gift can make a major impact, Click here.
  • Two Presents is a Hong Kong based invitation platform where individuals can invite guests to contribute towards their gift and their chosen charity, including Crossroads! It’s an easy way for children and adults alike to receive a gift and support a good cause. Learn how to make your celebration more meaningful here Two Presents.

 

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Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Crossroads Foundation at https://www.crossroads.org.hk.)

 

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