VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 25, 2011 – Would you have the skills of Katniss Everdeen when faced with a survival challenge? While we may not know first thing about battling it out in The Hunger Games arena, there are counterpart challenges in our own world. First aid and outdoor survival techniques are valuable life skills for anyone. Seeing as we’re not constricted to an arena, why not push the comfort zones, learn something new, and travel someplace adventurous?
The Hunger Games has taken the world by storm. Part of a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games are set in a dystopian future, where the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected to participate in the games. The contestants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the elite Capitols watch. If the film has inspired you to pick up a few extra survival skills of your own, here are a few suggestions from GoVoluntouring:
SUCK AT SURVIVAL?
With Trekforce you’ll be entering a lost world with limited back up, so the real question is...are you tough enough? Travelling in Papua New Guinea can be challenging, but this is exactly why travellers find this country so compelling. Nothing is contrived for tourists and every experience is authentic. Join a 15-day expedition which includes jungle training, hazardous flora and fauna lessons, river and ravine crossing require rope techniques, setting up natural shelters, making your own river raft – all the while watching out for the crocodiles. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/9NvuN
LACKING IN LEADERSHIP?
Develop your personnel management and leadership skills with GVI in South Africa. As part of their 22-week Game Reserve and Wildlife Conservation Internship you will learn field guiding techniques as well as developing your understanding of the stunning wildlife that will live all around you including lions, rhinos, and elephants. Being able to work as a team and having a sense of adventure is a must. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/LJcnS
NEED A SHELTER?
Join Kaya Responsible Travel in Swaziland and learn how to use local materials to build basic shelters, water systems, and gardens. Volunteers will learn and help construct much needed building projects using the local technique of making mud bricks. Under the supervision of a local builder volunteers will be having a direct impact on the impoverished communities of the area whilst learning valuable skills. For more information. Visit http://goo.gl/FJZ4Y
About GoVoluntouring: www.govoluntouring.com
Flight Centre’s responsible travel division, GoVoluntouring, is a leading online community for volunteers, overseas teachers, and learners abroad. Its unique search filters allow users to perform detailed and customizable searches from a huge database of projects and programmes in over 80 countries around the world.