Would you like to make a real difference in other people’s lives but have been putting it off because you have been too busy with your career? This is one perfect opportunity for you to get out of your comfort zone to do something different, so that you can rediscover yourselves and re-ignite the desire you have in you; and also appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Mongolia and enjoy the warm hospitality of its friendly people.

Lotus Children Centre, an orphanage, home to 148 children, is located at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Lotus is a NGO that relies solely on public donations and volunteers for its day-to-day operations and activities. Last year, Venturing Asia (VA) sent a team from Singapore to work on some of the centres’ buildings. We believe in the continuity of our engagement in our chosen community and projects, hence we are sending another team this year to assist in the children’s summer camp at the National Park, Terelj.

VA is seeking 10–16 spirited participants between 23-55 years, in good health, physically able and fit, and with a good sense of humour when unexpected situations arise! You can expect to ‘rough it’ with simple accommodation, simple meals, and truly being exposed to the Mongolian environment. Each participant will need to contribute about $2,700 to this two week trip which will cover accommodation, basic meals, transportation, visa application, airfare, travel insurance, contribution to the project and R&R.

Please note that Venturing Asia is a non profit organisation and do check out www.venturingasia.org to learn more about us. If you are interested to consider taking part in this meaning expedition, please submit your interest via our website application form http://www.venturingasia.org/form.htm or email us contact@venturingasia.org. We will invite those interested participants for a briefing cum presentation on the evening of 19 th July 2007 at 7:30pm.