Come on a life-changing adventure with us!
In January 2020, you will have the opportunity to experience India and see the transformational work of One Child Matters firsthand! The vision of One Child Matters began in India in 1954 in Kolkata and today has spread to 14 different countries around the world.
Come with us on this journey and experience how God is still at work in India today through the young children of this country. Our Child Champions at schools and Hope Centers in India are provide crucial help for the children.
There are 39 Hope Centers in India where Child Champions help more than 4,000 impoverished children. Many impoverished children in India drop out of school to work and do not get the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. That’s why OCM’s schools and Hope Centers where children receive an education, tutoring and the tools to dream and plan for their futures are so crucial for kids’ futures.
This January come see for yourself the crucial difference your support makes for the children in India!
What You’ll Be Doing
- Visit a variety of Hope Centers and schools, including some that are working with the children in the poorest slums of Delhi
- Spend time getting to know the child champions who have dedicated their lives to serving the children of India
- Visit the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world’s greatest architectural achievements
- Tour the Red Fort, a historic walled citadel in Delhi that was home to the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years
- Travel to the city of Trivandrum, a cultural and tourist hub at the southern tip of India known for its popular beaches and referred to as the “Evergreen city of India”
January 26 – February 4, 2020 (departure from Newark on January 26 and return arrival to Newark on February 4)
$3,700 estimated cost (not tax deductible)
- July 1, 2019: Application dead line
- Deposit: $500 due with application (non-refundable)
- 1st payment – $1000 due by September 1, 2019
- 2nd payment – $1000 due by October 1, 2019
- Final payment – $1,200 due by November 1, 2019
Online Payment will be available soon
We hope you will prayerfully consider this trip of a lifetime. By visiting the country of India, you will receive a greater understanding of the hope and transformation that comes through the support of One Child Matters sponsors.
If you are ready to join us in India, please submit a registration today! Registration closes July 1, 2019 or as soon as trip reaches max capacity (20 people).
Your seat is not secure until your application is reviewed, your background check is complete and approved and your deposit is paid. All applications are subject to approval.
What does the trip cost cover?
Includes: Roundtrip airfare from Newark and all in-country expenses including accommodations, transportation, meals, and sightseeing. Excludes: Transportation to/from Newark, meals in-transit, souvenirs, elective entertainment, snacks.
Is there an age limit?
The minimum age to participate is 14. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; all applications are subject to approval. If a child between the ages of 14 and 18 is traveling alone, the parents or guardians must consent to International Travel of a Minor and have a ‘Traveler Guardian’ in place of the parents.
What are the passport requirements?
A valid passport is required for travel but is not required at the time of registration. All passports MUST be valid for 6 months after the mission trip dates (in this case, August 4, 2020).
Do I need any immunizations?
One Child Matters does not require any immunizations; however, it is always wise to have your tetanus shot up-to-date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), “You should become familiar with what steps to take and who to contact in case of a medical emergency while you are traveling.” We recommend that, 6 to 8 weeks before your departure, you consult with your physician, local health department or the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/travel/ for information required and recommended immunizations for the country where you will be traveling. Some vaccinations require a series of doses spaced weeks apart.
Why do I need a background check?
To ensure the safety of our children and determine eligibility to travel with One Child Matters, all travelers must complete a criminal background check. To process background checks, OCM uses a third party company. After completing trip registration, you will need to submit your background check request at https://onechildmatters.quickleasepro.com/. You will be asked to pay $45 by credit card to submit your request. This $45 expense is nonrefundable. The results of your background check are confidential and all personal information is kept in a secure location.
Please email our travel team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions you may have.