Book now to reserve your spot on Micaella Ipsan and Drè Dougiee’s bottle school trip: August 22nd – August 28th, 2019 ***Booking Options Below***

Greetings and Warm Tidings Change Agents!

Drè Dougiee reporting live here! I first want to welcome and thank you for taking the time visit this landing page! I’m proud and blessed to announce that “Hug It Forward” The WV Foundation and i are putting together another trip to the beautiful country of Guatemala. Guatemala and the people there hold a special place in my heart and I’m beyond excited to return and continue to serve the Guatemalan people, the children and the communities alike.

My first project in 2018 lead me to San Martín, Jilotepeque, in the historic village of “El Rosario Canajel.” This Community was full of love and embraced us with open arms. We were the first foreigners to ever step foot in this village and to have the opportunity to play with the children, learn their culture of dance, make tortilla from scratch and have the students of the middle school perform a historical and traditional Mayan piece was absolutely breath taking. The rich culture and strong community values simply overshadowed their lack of educational infrastructure and monetary resources. However, what they lack in funds they make up in spirit! There is not a single thing these people take for granted and it was eye opening every day i was there. I was even fortunate enough to visit a special needs school and love on them with my time and charisma, which is all these beautiful souls need.

This is a complete mind, body and life changing experience and for those who truly want and have a heart to serve, i wish the same feeling i had, for all of you.

Join us August 22nd-28th 2019 to build another bottle school with us, change a life, impact a community and become a CHANGE AGENT and dive into a whole new level of self development in the process. Hope to see you in GUATE!

Drè Dougiee

My first trip to Guatemala with the Hug It Forward team took place in June 2018. It was the most amazing, life changing and invigorating experience I have ever encountered. I had been wanting to go on a volunteer trip for years, but finding the right one took time. I wanted to make sure I was dedicating myself to a cause that would impact people forever. The memories I created with that country and their people will always be part of me. The light and love on those children’s faces will always glow within me. I have never met so many people that welcome you with such open arms and hearts!

My desire to embark on these journeys stems from very deep within. I am studying Child Psychology, and helping children such as those that I was blessed to meet during my first trip, is my lifetime passion. Not too many people are fortunate enough to have what many of us have. We as a team can accomplish so much! There are millions upon millions that are struggling. And they need us. We may not be able to help every single one in the world, but if we impact even just one, that’s more than the world to them.

Looking forward to seeing you in August!

Micaella Ipsan

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Make A Change – Recap Video TNS

How A Bottle School Is Built – Defined By Dré

Pictures from my previous bottle school trip




Want to know more?

Visit the Hug It Forward web site to find out all about bottle schools.

Information about your trip

Please make sure you read all the information on this web site, including the Information section and the FAQ.

Book Now

Book today to reserve your spot on my bottle school trip from August 22nd to August 28th, 2019.

Your bottle school trip will cost $1,199 for Rovia members or $1,299 for non-Rovia members. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rovia, ask Dré how.

What does this include?

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How to pay for your trip

If you are a Rovia member, please use this link to book:

If you are NOT a Rovia member, please follow the instructions below:

There are several ways to pay for your bottle school trip. You can avoid paying fees if you choose Option 1 or Option 2. Choose Option 1 if you have a PayPal balance or if your bank account is linked to PayPal. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 to avoid paying fees. If you want to use PayPal and don’t mind paying fees, please choose Option 3.

Option 1:Pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature”

  1. Log in to Paypal (
  2. Click the “Send Money” tab
  3. Enter our email address and the amount ($1,299 per person)
  4. Before you click “Continue”, choose the “I’m sending money to family or friends” button. If you have a PayPal balance or your bank account is linked to PayPal, you will not have to pay fees. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2.
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter which trip you are booking!
  6. That’s it! :)

Option 2:Mail us a check

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    4600 Hampshire Dr.
    Flower Mound, TX 75028
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $39 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,299 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $39 in Paypal fees.

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Fundraising for bottle schools

You might also like to fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. Fundraising for bottle schools is optional – it is not a requirement of participating in a bottle school trip.

If you choose to fundraise, we suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this. It’s really up to you – how much you think your friends and families can give, how creative you can be, and how much time you’re prepared to put into it.

See more information about fundraising.