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Volunteer in Africa; A Continent of Contrasts - CCS Webinar Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • 1. AFRICA: A Continent of Contrasts Volunteer Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions!
  • 2. Agenda• Introductions• CCS Overview• Country overviews – Morocco – Ghana – Tanzania – South Africa• Questions?• Next Steps
  • 3. Introductions Claire, Program Advisor Alumna of CCS Costa RicaAlexandra Raab, Program AdvisorTwo-time Alumna of CCS Tanzania
  • 4. CCS in AfricaRabat,Morocco Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Hohoe, Bagamoyo, Ghana Tanzania Cape Town, South Africa
  • 5. CCS Overview
  • 6. Safety in a CCS Program• CCS Home-base, safe and secure neighborhood, 24 hour security• Safe and healthy meals prepared by CCS cooks• Unlimited safe drinking water• CCS staff licensed drivers and safe vehicles• Expert in-country staff, locally based• Comprehensive travel medical insurance• Daily monitoring of news and information through sources, such as the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department• Toll-free, 24-hour hotline in the U.S., for friends and family to reach CCS staff to handle any urgent matters
  • 7. Rabat, MoroccoQuick Facts:• Capital City, pop. ~1.7 million• CCS program founded 2007• Coastal climate like California• 99% Muslim• Primary language Darija Arabic, also hear French• Volunteer (2-12 wks), Intern (4-5 wks), Insight
  • 8. Rabat, Morocco• Henna tatooing, Women in Islam lecture, Moroccan music troupe, cooking classes, visit to pottery village• Incredible food!• Imperial city historic sites• Great, modern train system for weekend Free Time• Islamic holidays• America’s Unofficial Ambassadors grantwww.unofficialambassadors.com
  • 9. Volta Region, Ghana Quick Facts: • Population of the Volta Region ~ 1,600,000 • CCS program founded in 1996 • English official language of Ghana, about 80 tribal dialects spoken, Ewe in Hohoe • Volunteer (3-12 wks), Intern (5-12 wks), Insight, Teen
  • 10. Volta Region, Ghana• Hike Wli Waterfall, batik lessons with local artist, traditional drum/dance lessons, Ghanaian education system lecture• Land of Smiles!• Cape Coast, history of slavery, Lake Volta
  • 11. Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaQuick Facts:• Population of Kilimanjaro Region ~ 1,300,000• CCS program founded in 2004• Swahili• Volunteer (3-12 wks), Intern (4-12 wks)
  • 12. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania• Visit Chagga hut, waterfall hike, Rwanda Tribunal Trials,• Masaai presence, safari travel, Mt. Kilimanjaro hikes, coffee tours• Travelocity Travel for Good granthttp://www.travelocity.com/TravelForGood/
  • 13. Bagamoyo, TanzaniaQuick Facts:• Population ~ 250,000, rural fishing village• CCS program founded in 2007• Swahili, Arabic, Middle Eastern influences• Volunteer Abroad only (3-12 wks)• Bagamoyo Arabic for “Lay down your heart”
  • 14. Bagamoyo, Tanzania• Health in Tanzania lecture, Swahili lessons, visit to traditional healer, cooking classes• Small, tight-knit community, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar & Stone Town
  • 15. Cape Town, South AfricaQuick Facts:• Cosmopolitan city, pop. ~5 million• CCS program founded in 2007• 11 official languages; most common in Cape Town: Afrikaans, Xhosa, English• “Rainbow nation”• Volunteer (3-12 wks), Intern (6-12 wks)
  • 16. Cape Town, South Africa• District Six Museum, HIV/AIDS workshop, Visit to local artisan projects, Xhosa & Afrikaans language lessons, Cape Malay Cultural Lunch• Home-Base is near the University of Cape Town• Incredible place to learn about the effects of HIV/AIDS; strong and active NGO community• Rich and complex history – museums & sites• Cultural diversity and vibrant city• Adventure travel galore!
  • 17. Questions?
  • 18. Determine where, when, and for how long you want to volunteer: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/enroll/enroll-checklistNext Explore our website www.crossculturalsolutions.org “Like” us on Facebook and get engaged!Steps http://facebook.com/crossculturalsolutions Contact a Program Advisor 1-800-380-4777, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm EST Claire: claire@crossculturalsolutions.org Alexandra: alexandra@crossculturalsolutions.org Ask to speak to other alumni! Follow us on Twitter @volunteerabroad