CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGES
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Primary School Kitchen and Compound Build
Kenya Primary School – Build of 12 Toilets
Community Water Project
Hill Tribe Village Water Project
Primary School Project – Dining Hall Build
SOUTH AFRICA 2014
Children’s Support Centre Project
Primary School Project – Classroom Build
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Make A Difference and Develop Your Team
Siemens CF A first participated on a successful Corporate Social Responsibility with Madventure International in Ghana in 2013.
In 2014 more groups from Siemens CF A and also Siemens Tax headed out to South Africa to help build facilities at a school for disabled children in Cape Town. The Project was a great success with all CSR objectives met in community development, personal development and team building. The 2 Teams, who were made of individuals from all over the world, and which consisted of 2 groups of 14 participants who each volunteered for 2 weeks at a time.
Since then Siemens has partnered with us to deliver a range of CSR Projects every year globally.
The Discovery Channel Group
"Madventurer organised a truly unforgettable trip for The Discovery Channel. They brought the heart and soul of Ghana to the trip. With corporate social responsibility being on the top of many companies agendas, it can prove difficult to provide honest and meaningful contributions to communities.
Working on a grass root level Madventurer enabled us to forge positive relationships within the local tribal community and we were given the chance to contribute to the community; building toilets and setting up a netball tournament in the area. Madventurer allowed us to experience the very essence of tribal living, thanks to their incredible diligence, organisation and strong relationships.
We were impressed with how delicately the trip had been tailored to our needs, our clients worked hard and played hard. All of whom have expressed that the trip had a ‘profound’ effect on them. We would highly recommend Madventurer’s corporate challenges to other companies who wish to do similar trips."
Sarah Hancock, Corporate Team Leader, Discovery Networks Europe
Changing Lives Charity
"We believe that when people who have experienced disadvantage and deprivation are given the opportunity to help resolve real material poverty that the results can be life changing. We would like them to see their own lives in a different way and to feel good about helping those less fortunate than themselves.
Our aim, through this visit, is not only to provide manpower for a very worthwhile schools project but to give this group of men the chance to see the differences between homelessness and poverty for themselves. Our enduring aim is to ‘change lives and build futures’, we hope everyone involved in this project will benefit in this way."
Stephen Bell, Corporate Team Leader and Chief Executive of Changing Lives
‘Project Avame’ was recognised as a Special Achievement within the Michael Whippman Award. ‘Project Avame’ involved seven homeless people, together with three members of staff setting out for Ghana. For two weeks the group provided vital manpower to build a school. In the months prior to the project the group participated in a wide range of community and team building events in order to raise the funds for their activity in Ghana
North East Council Group
Madventurer took out two groups from the Newcastle and Gateshead Councils to Leklebi Duga, a small village in Volta region in Ghana. Both groups were tasked with building sanitation blocks for the local primary schools.
In Ghana the villages face severe problems in sanitation, disease is rife in schools where the children do not observe good sanitation practice and account for high sanitation related diseases and death. As a result Madventurer projects in this region focus on this problem as well as education in the classrooms of better hygiene practice, as well as participating in other classes.
Get Involved Now!
Want to go on your own team building trip with a difference and increase your Social Responsibility?
Why not contribute to communities with our overseas volunteer projects and persuade your boss to support a Madventurer Project?
Over recent years we have also been supported by a number of organisations that include the Discovery Channel and Virgin Holidays.
We have many other case studies of bespoke Corporate Social Responsibility trips we have run for organisations who have also combined CSR with International Volunteering.
Teams from these organisations have volunteered overseas providing first class team-building and leadership development and our Corporate Volunteering Campaign aims to highlight what can be achieved via a win-win partnership with Madventurer.
You can also join our Adopt a Project scheme. Are you a business or organisation looking to improve your social responsibility initiatives? Or are you a group of people looking for a worthy charity to support which can provide project specific details, updates and even the chance to visit the project site? We offer bespoke group trips to our project sites where your staff can volunteer and see the work of the MAD Foundation.
Trip Costs, Project Donations, Fundraising, Flights, Health and Visas
Total Cost = Trip Cost + Project Donation
GBP 95 per day, so based for 14 days in Ghana this is £760
Trips Cost per person includes the following:
Airport pickup and return transfer
All group meals (3 meals a day)
All accommodation in hotels, guest houses and at Project sites (7 days a week)
Transport throughout the Project activities
24-hour support from MAD Project Leaders throughout entire project duration
All project preparation including feasibility study, community consultation, risk assessments,
public liability insurance to cover activities and logistical set-up
Detailed pre-departure information including support for visa applications if required
Pre-departure support and advice from travel experts in our UK
Specially designed first-aid kits and first-aid trained staff on each Project location
Donation to Project (MAD Foundation)
Project Donations can be done via offline fundraising or individual and group JustGiving pages – to the MAD (Make A Difference) Foundation.
Fundraising Targets can be reduced depending on choice of Project Goal should you wish to tackle, but we are suggesting a GBP 500 individual target unless you feel you want to raise your target higher.
The individual Fundraising Targets direct to the MAD Foundation can all be raised by Just Giving (or an alternative fundraising platform if preferred) and covers a contribution towards MAD Foundation's sustainable development initiatives which includes the cost of all building materials and local skilled labour that will be tasked to your team during their visit, or finance to local entrepreneurs to kick start their businesses. Plus packs of sports equipment to a selection of Primary Schools that includes installing football, volleyball and netball posts and nets, and a store of balls for the schools.
We encourage you to try and meet your goal one month before departure in order for Just Giving to forward your Project specific donations onto our MAD Foundation.
We will provide you with the following documents to assist you in your fundraising:
How to set up your MAD JustGiving Page
MAD Sponsorship Pledge Form – for collecting pledges in cash before transferring them online via JustGiving
MAD Fundraising Certificate – to show you are signed up to a Project in Ghana
MAD Fundraising Pack – to help kick start some ideas for activities you may wish to do pre-trip
Health and Travel Visas
Depending on your travel history, you should check if you need travel jabs or boosters from your GP or travel nurse – antimalarials may be needed to be taken daily and the cost depends on what your doctor recommends but budget around £60 to £70 for these.
A Single Entry Tourist Visa for most project countries will cost you from £30 to £80.
Not Included - Please budget for separately depending on where you are flying from.