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November trip

  1. 1. Your Trip to Swaziland
  2. 2. Swaziland <ul><li>Located in Southern Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Landlocked 3 sides South Africa and eastern side Mozambique </li></ul><ul><li>Geographically has every feature of African terrain except for desert. </li></ul><ul><li>Monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Seasons are reversed </li></ul><ul><li>Language: siSwati and English </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: lilangeni (plural emalangeni) </li></ul><ul><li>**But should exchange for South African Rand – can be used in both Swaziland and South Africa and much easier/cheaper to get. </li></ul><ul><li>Population: Approx. 1 million </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Will My Trip Look Like <ul><li>International Flight (16 + hour flight) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive in Joburg </li></ul><ul><li>Go thru Customs, Collect Bags </li></ul><ul><li>Look for Heart For Africa Welcome Banner </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight in Joburg </li></ul><ul><li>Board Air Conditioned vehicles to Swaziland, musthave passport to cross border into Swaziland. Keep your Passports Available . </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive at Hotel in Swaziland </li></ul><ul><li>10 day trip: 4 days serving, l game drive/shopping day, l day of worship and the remaining time is spent in rest and travel. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Travel Dates <ul><li>Departing the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example of Arrival: Leave the 15 th and you will arrive in South Africa on the 16 th . Travel to Swaziland on the 17 th . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Arriving to the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of Departure: Depart South Africa on the 29 th and arrive in the United Stated on the 30 th . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please wear your T-shirt. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Count Down to Departure <ul><li>Mark your calendar of funding deadlines. </li></ul><ul><li>Immunizations: CDC.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Please fill out profile online! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport: CORRECT. DOUBLE CHECK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roommate, Talents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allergies, Medical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read Travel Guide. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Travel Guides <ul><li>Travel guides are sent to you when you register. </li></ul><ul><li>Included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Packing List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swaziland information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently Asked Questions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Passport <ul><li>MUST be completed by the $2500 deadline. This includes names, dates, and number. </li></ul><ul><li>Name must be EXACTLY as it appears in the passport. </li></ul><ul><li>4 blank VISA pages or boarding will be denied. </li></ul><ul><li>Expiration date is 6 months AFTER you arrive back in the United States. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Packing List <ul><li>Packing List is online under trip information and a link is in past emails. </li></ul><ul><li>Wraps </li></ul><ul><li>Toilet Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Medicines </li></ul><ul><li>Bug repellent with DEET </li></ul><ul><li>Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Music speakers (kids) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wraps for Women <ul><li>Wear in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Past the shin </li></ul><ul><li>Completely closed </li></ul>
  10. 10. Travel Food <ul><li>Cliff bars </li></ul><ul><li>Peanut Butter </li></ul><ul><li>Nilla Waffers </li></ul><ul><li>Pringles </li></ul><ul><li>Granolla bars </li></ul>
  11. 11. Converters vs. Adapters <ul><li>Converters change Voltage </li></ul><ul><li>Adapters allow plug-in </li></ul><ul><li>Hair dryer in drawer in the Lugogo. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.heartforafrica.org/AdapterandConverter.aspx </li></ul>
  12. 12. Currency Information <ul><li>Please exchange your money before you travel. </li></ul><ul><li>When we arrive in Africa, we will not have time for you to go to an ATM. </li></ul><ul><li>You want small bills.(LESS THAN R200) </li></ul><ul><li>When you receive change back do not accept R200. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fundraising Ideas <ul><li>HOW? Jewelry: 30% [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T-shirts </li></ul><ul><li>Skip a movie for missions </li></ul><ul><li>host a movie for missions </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-a-thon </li></ul><ul><li>Garage Sale </li></ul><ul><li>Bake Sale </li></ul><ul><li>Support Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook and Twitter </li></ul>
  14. 14. Traveling to the Community <ul><li>Heart for Africa is going to the communities in greatest need. </li></ul><ul><li>The travel time will be anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas: Bring snacks, waters, games, cards, iPods, wave at the kids walking, and admire the countryside. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Day in the Community <ul><li>Relational </li></ul><ul><li>Teams: You will find out when you check into the Lugogo Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Leader: Guide you to the garden, cooking shelters, and other needed items for the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Songs for the kids: Get Down, Oh Happy Day, Bring Speakers (no electricity) </li></ul><ul><li>Example of Activities: Gardens, fencing, fruit trees </li></ul>
  16. 16. Community Gift Ideas
  17. 17. Communicate Back Home <ul><li>We wish for you to connect completely to your experience in Swaziland so please refrain from bringing computers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The hotel does offer you to purchase wireless. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Trip Packs <ul><li>Will be mailed to you a month before travel. </li></ul><ul><li>Included Items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T-shirt: Please wear on travel day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-ticket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name tag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on Swaziland, flying, and sample itinerary. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Links <ul><li>• http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/nongr.ht m (International Electricity) </li></ul><ul><li>• http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/currency.ht m (Currency converter) </li></ul><ul><li>• http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/weather.ht m (weather) </li></ul><ul><li>• http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/time.ht m (Time) </li></ul><ul><li>• www.cdc.go v (Health) </li></ul><ul><li>• www.travel.state.go v (Passport Info) </li></ul><ul><li>• Shop by Destination at: http://www.magellans.com/store/travel_advice?Arg s </li></ul>
  20. 20. Action Steps <ul><li>Funding: Mark Final Deadlines on calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>www.cdc.gov or talk to your Physician for immunization guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Profile Info in Current Trip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Requests: Requests for special meals and seats – and frequent flier numbers, MUST be entered into the participant account, and will be ON REQUEST basis only </li></ul></ul>

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