Supporting the Bedouin
Over 60% of the cost of the trip directly contributes towards sustaining the Bedouin community in various ways, including paying for the many services they provide and supporting the charitable work of the Makhad Trust. Any work you undertake whilst on your journey also contributes directly to the wellbeing of the Bedouin.
Rachel's Dam Build Journey 2015
- 25th April - 2nd May 2015
- Journey number
- RD 2015
- £450.00 plus flight
- Project Materials
- Costs for dam materials and labour to be raised by group
The Makhad Trust group will meet in Sharm el Sheikh then travel to St Katherine by minibus and spend the first night at Fox Camp, the backpackers hotel. The next day we will walk up into the high mountains to an area called Farsh Rumana. Here we will camp in a bedouin garden where our Bedouin guides and hosts will prepare our meals for us. For the next four days we will work with a team of Bedouins building a small dam. This dam will stop the flash floods and preserve the water for the Bedouin gardens and wells lower down the valley. Once the work is completed we will return to St Katherine where we will have the opportunity to visit the famous fortified monastery of St Catherine, and there will also be a chance to purchase products from Fansina, a local enterprise employing Bedouin women to make beaded, embroidered bags.
For the walking and dam building a moderate level of fitness is required but no particular skills are necessary.
For more information on the journey arrangements please click on this link: Sinai Mountain Working Journey