International Events FAQ

Who are Childreach International?

We are a child rights charity working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. We believe every child has the right to live, learn and play. To be happy, safe and free. Please check out our programmes by clicking here.

Who are Rare Adventures?

Rare Adventures is our logistics partner. They are separate to Childreach International and responsible for the organization and operations of the trips. To put it simply, we are the charity who run the projects which you will be fundraising for and they are the travel provider who look after your expedition.

What is the registration fee for and is it refundable?

Your registration fee is the amount which you need to pay whilst signing up to be on a trip. You won’t be a participant if this payment isn’t completed. It doesn’t come to us at Childreach International, it goes directly to Rare Adventures to book your place. It isn’t refundable and is used by Rare Adventures.

How much of my fundraising goes to the charity?

You get a lot included in your fundraising target. Costs such as accommodation, food, guides, travel and flights (if you choose the flights included option) are all part of your fundraising. Once all of that if taken out of your target, we always make sure at least 50% is left over to go towards Childreach International. That’s why your target may seem daunting at first. And that’s what it’s all about, helping children fulfil their potential.

I’ve never been abroad before and I’m nervous.

That’s ok! Many of our participants are just like you and felt like that before they went. When they came back they wondered why they were ever worried and had a great time! You’ll also be travelling with a group who you’ll get to meet well in advance. If you are unsure, you can also speak to your fundraising assistant, or Rare Adventures.

My university doesn’t offer the trip/date which I want.

If your university isn’t running the trip you want to take part in, or, if you have plans already which mean the date doesn’t suit you then that’s fine. You can go out on any of our trips on any dates, even with another university. Every year we have people from other universities join teams and had the best time meeting new people!

My friend wants to come but doesn’t go to my university.

The more the merrier! We’d love to have your friend come along. It doesn’t matter if they are at a different university of don’t go to university at all. As long as they are over 18 they can sign up. We’ve had mums and dads come along too before!

Does it matter that I’ve never done any fundraising before?

No, not at all! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never fundraised. In fact, many of our participants have never done anything like this which makes it so exciting. Not only will you improve your CV and get lots of transferable skills which help with future employment, but you’ll be supporting the work of Childreach International and making our projects possible. We’re here to help support you and our award winning fundraising team will make sure you have lots of ideas and all the guidance you need.