Date: 7 to 15 April 2018
Journey number: RD 2018
Cost: £500.00 plus flight
Project Materials: £120 per person, costs for dam materials and labour
Please contact Dick Stainer if you are interested in joining this journey. Dick’s contact details are dickstainerl’at’phonecoop.coop or 01747 811153
Dick Stainer, one of our trustees, will be leading the April Dam Build Journey on a trip that is open to all.
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, where we will camp in a bedouin garden not far from the site of the new dam. Our Bedouin guides and hosts will prepare our meals for us while 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 handmade beaded, embroidered bags and other items from local Bedouin women.
A moderate level of fitness is required for the walking and dam building, but no particular skills are necessary.