Is it for me

Global Connections is an exciting program developed for men and women of all ages provided they are fit and healthy and can get along with others. Although the program requires no prior learning, an enthusiasm for global issues and connections is encouraged. The program is for those interested in people and cultures and with a concern for others who have less. Students of development will also be interested as well as those involved with overseas aid, trade and development issues.

By learning about community development processes and outcomes and the way people are working together to overcome poverty and injustice, you will find a new sense of hope for the future of the world and a desire to use this experience on your return home.

The program and travel is in a group of no more than 15 participants and most accommodation is shared. On visits to rural areas the teams will be smaller –usually no more than 4 people to a team. Travel is by air to major centres then car or private bus. The car travel is usually by four-wheel drive vehicles, mostly on sealed roads, however rural roads are also involved and can be bumpy. Accommodation is often in 3 star hotels although sometimes in unique old buildings. Usually there are two people of the same sex to a room however on some limited occasions there may be three or more to a room. On some rural project visits our accommodation may be the only available hotel in the area and can have basic facilities.

Remember that we are travelling in developing countries, sometimes without the services and facilities we are used to at home. Often we are meeting with and sharing in the lives of poor people and the voluntary organisations that work with them. We need to be aware that although we cannot live as they do we should not display unnecessary opulence. CSR intends to make the journey comfortable and enjoyable but it is not five-star, except for the extraordinary experience of sharing with real people in real and unique situations.

  • Anniversary India 2015

    See the World through different eyes!

    An anniversary travel experience for
      • Those who have travelled with us previously
      • Reliving some of the excitement of the CLP trips
      • Meeting old friends and partners in India
      • Catching up with where Development thinking is at

    NOVEMBER 2015


    If you want to see the cities & sights, be inspired, see some solutions to poverty and injustice, experience the culture and village life, and travel with others you can talk to, then you may be one of those who would enjoy our ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY TO INDIA.

    This is a unique 18 day travel and learning journey. It is designed for those who have travelled with us over the past 20 years and are keen to reconnect with India, catch up with the development thinking currently as well as Indian friends and guides, and travel with like minded people keen to enjoy each others company. We also welcome partners or those who are coming for the first time seeking a personal experience that covers both urban and rural  India. It will gently open you to the culture, people and development issues in modern India.

    Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we reconnect with people and together experience and discuss India …development …social issues

    Information on details and costs

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