Why RetailROI Trips?
Deciding to attend a RetailROI trip is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Going from “I WANT to do something” to “I am GOING to do something” is a powerful thing. There is no video or words that can take the place of seeing for yourself the positive change we can make in the lives of these children.
You may be thinking “I don’t know what I can do on this trip …how I can help”. Be assured we need people with all kinds of skill sets as we are doing everything from unpacking boxes and handing out school supplies to installing networks and designing computer labs.
Each trip will have a trip orientation call to help make sure every attendee is comfortable and set clear expectations of what the goals are for each respective trip. Once you decide to attend a trip, you will be contacted by a RetailROI staff member to talk about next steps.
Each trip is with a charity that is established in the country we are visiting and that is very familiar with the customs, cultural norms in that area. They guide us to safely and effectively serve – maximizing the strengths of all that go on the trips.
- Haiti | February 16th – 19th
This trip will be leadership training of the staff, updates to computer labs and curriculum development for new school.
- Cambodia | April 2nd – 11th | Location: Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat
In partnership with VisionTrust International, we will be deploying a Mobile Educational Technology Lab and installing 22 desktop computers in a primary school that works with some of the poorest children and families. After being forcefully displaced by the government, these families have had to rebuild lives not once but multiple times. This school is one of the few constants in the children’s lives. Along with the technology we will be doing minor construction and maintenance projects around the school. We will be making a visit to Angkor Wat to tour the amazing temple complex, the largest religious monument in the world.
- Ukraine | May 17th -23rd
This trip with LifeSong will work with older teens from orphanages in the area and part of the LifeSong Farms provide business skills and marketing training to the operators of this microbusiness.
- South Africa | May 18th – 25th
This trip is to visit our computer lab with our partner LUO in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa and their school/after school program and brainstorm other solutions for the school to take it to next level. We will also visit the GLA Leadership high school, teach life
skills and train technical computer skills/career experiences, mock interviews with kids. Includes Safari.
- China | June 16th – 25th
Visit with Care For Children and Show Hope Projects. This is the first vision trip and is to learn more about how RetailROI can add value.
- Zambia | June 23rd-30th & December 6th -12th
This trip will be with LifeSong for Orphans to visit their projects in Zambia that include a high school with RetailROI Computer Lab, a strawberry delivery and retail business to work with business team on operations and marketing, and to work with the kids. This trip will include a Safari and trip to Victoria Falls.
- Haiti | July 26th – 30th
This will continue the leadership training with the staff and include our Youth to participate in programs with the kids, computer training,and outreach.
- Nepal / India | October 5th – 15th
Visit border stations where over 400 girls have been rescued from trafficking. Also explore new education/career opportunities at training programs to add value.
- Dominican Republic | November 10th – 15th | Location: Santo Domingo and Cotui
After multiple successes, we will continue the deployment of Mobile Educational Technology Labs to multiple locations, including 3 schools, an orphanage and a village learning center. This trip is now a “tradition” as it is an annual planned trip and we have more play time than work time. Visiting the kids of Remar orphanage and students at Tia Tatiana K-12 school. Along with technology deployments and updates, we will make cosmetic and infrastructure upgrades to the locations. BBQ with the kids, a few games of baseball, soccer and basketball, or just sit and learn about the amazing kids’ lives. This is a trip for anyone wanting to “get their feet wet” and catch fire to help all children.