Do you imagine yourself speaking up in big or small ways for women across the world? Then maybe you’re exactly the person we are looking to join our Advocacy Trips.
Foxglove is committed to fundraising, education and advocacy for women living in poverty in the Developing World. We passionately believe in the value of people and their capacity to help themselves. We have come to understand that when advocating for others, it is important that we understand their character, customs and personal worlds. This is often best achieved by travelling to their home countries, meeting with people and hearing their stories.
The purpose of the Foxglove Advocacy Trips is twofold: 1) to understand the needs, opportunities and context of the women we represent and 2) to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of women across the world - both in the short and longer-term.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
Purpose of the Trips
As part of our trips, we all commit to a number of activities that both benefit Foxglove’s mission and demonstrate our core value of focusing on people over tasks or infrastructure:
Storytelling – we have questions and guidelines for capturing stories in word, image and video. All team members will work together to listen to women and families expressing their needs, hopes and achievements. and then turn this information into Foxglove stories.
Celebration Events –we often attend a graduation, award giving ceremony or community event that allows us to witness the achievements of an individual or community.
Community Meals – we meet with program and community leaders, as well as beneficiaries, to share a meal and informal conversation.
Local Accommodation –Foxglove teams stay in guest houses and local accommodation that see us integrated with the local community and walking to local restaurants for meals and snacks.
Community Fundraising – we ask each person to raise $1000 for the project they are visiting. We have an online fundraising platform available to make asking friends and family members to get involved an easy and encouraging experience.
Cambodia Advocacy Trip 2020
23 May - 31 May
Spend time in Phnom Penh gaining an insight into the history, culture and development context of Cambodia. This will include visiting genocide memorial sites, and walking through the city and slum communities.
Spend a day visiting women's development projects in Phnom Penh and learn how local NGO's are empowering the poorest women to entrepreneurs.
Travel to Kampot, a poor province in the south of Cambodia to spend 2 days visiting local schools where Foxglove has funded new toilet blocks. Meet with students, school directors and community leaders to see the impact of the Foxglove support.
Travel back to Phnom Penh at the end of the trip for some R&R, debriefing as a group and writing stories for sharing online.
Option to travel to Siem Reap at the end of the trip for sight-seeing at Angkor Wat temple sites for 2-3 days (additional cost TBC).
Application Deadline 31 March 2020
Rwanda Advocacy Trip 2020
15 to 29 August