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Swaziland2012 july#1

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Swaziland2012 july#1

  1. 1. Your Service Trip to Swaziland
  2. 2. Swaziland•Located in Southern Africa•Landlocked 3 sides South Africa andeastern side Mozambique•Geographically has every feature ofAfrican terrain except for desert.•Monarchy•Seasons are reversed•Language: siSwati and English•Currency: lilangeni (plural emalangeni)•**But should exchange for SouthAfrican Rand – can be used in bothSwaziland and South Africa and mucheasier/cheaper to get.•Population: Approx. 1 million
  3. 3. What Will My Trip Look Like• Day One-Saturday: Depart from Canada or United States• Day Two- Sunday: Arrive in Johannesburg• Day Three- Monday: Drive to Swaziland, orientation, and market shopping• Day Four- Tuesday: Project Canaan • Two hour tour • Serve on Project Canaan• Day Five- Wednesday: Serve Project Canaan Family • Donated clothing may be taken to your family• Day Six-Thursday: Option to attend Game Drive or serve on Project Canaan• Day Seven-Friday: Visit Rural Church, garden planting• Day Eight-Saturday: Rural Church, measuring children for shoe sizes, adult clothing distribution, food preparation• Day Nine-Sunday: Attend church, shoe distribution, and celebration• Day Ten- Monday: Check out of hotel and take 5 hour bus ride back to Johannesburg• Day Eleven-Tuesday: Arrive home
  4. 4. Community Days•Community days will be any day you are outin the community including Project Canaanfamily visits and church days.•Garden•Possibly cooking structure•Dress-Women MUST wear a wrap over pantsor a skirt below the knee•Items to bring to play with children: Soccerballs, Frisbees, jump rope, bubbles, and otheritems to do with everyone.
  5. 5. Songs for KidsIf you are musically inclined, have a guitar, oriPod with speakers, then you can go to thefollowing link for wonderful songs to worshipwith the kids:http://www.heartforafrica.org/WorshipSongs.aspx
  6. 6. Fundraising Ideas •HOW? Jewelry: 30% www.howjewelry.com/ •T-shirts •Skip a movie for missions •Host a movie for missions •Walk-a-thon •Garage Sale •Bake Sale •Support Letters •Facebook and Twitter
  7. 7. Communicate back home…Heart for Africa would like to encourage you tobe fully present in Swaziland and disconnect,but we do realize you might need tocommunicate back home.  The Royal Swazi Sunlocated behind the Lugogo Sun does have abusiness center where wireless internet accessis available to you for a fee. 
  8. 8. Packing List •Packing List is online under trip information and a link is in past emails. •Wraps •Toilet Paper •Medicines •Bug repellent with DEET •Hat and sunscreen
  9. 9. WrapsHere are examples of wraps for the ladies. Wraps should be worn out to the communityeveryday over pants.  It is a simple piece offabric wrapped around the waist and pinnedthat goes below your knees. 
  10. 10. Converters vs. Adapters •Converters change Voltage •Adapters allow plug-in •Hair dryer in drawer in the Lugogo.
  11. 11. Flight InformationJuly 14th Trip: You will leave the United States on July 14th andarrive in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 15th.  You willdepart South Africa July 23rd and arrive in the United States onJuly 24th. July 28th Trip: You will leave the United States on July 28tharrive in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 29th.  You willdepart South Africa August 6th and arrive in the United States onAugust 7th. Your flight itinerary will be in your Trip Pack that will be mailedto you six weeks before your trip.
  12. 12. Passport• MUST be completed on your Heart for Africa account information by May 1st. This includes names, dates, and number.• Name must be EXACTLY as it appears in the passport.• Your passport MUST have 4 blank VISA pages • VISA has to be at the top of the blank page. • Boarding will be denied if you don’t meet this requirement.• Expiration date is 6 months AFTER you arrive back in the United States.
  13. 13. Travelers Under 18Your child must travel with a legal guardian.  To ensure streamlined travel for your child while traveling through immigrations during their upcoming international flight, it is very important to provide both the child and their guardian with a letter crafted by you, their legal parent/guardian. Download document by CLICKING HERE. 
  14. 14. Immunizations• Go to www.cdc.gov to know what vaccinations are recommended for Swaziland.• Malaria
  15. 15. Links http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/nongr.htm (International Electricity)http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/currency.htm (Currency converter)http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/weather.htm ( (weather) http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/africa/swaziland/time.htm (Time) www.cdc.gov (Health) www.travel.state.gov (Passport Info)
  16. 16. Action Steps• Funding: Mark deadlines on calendar.• Go to www.cdc.gov or talk to your Physician for immunization guidance.• Complete Profile Info in Current Trip • Contracts • Passport • T-shirt size • Special Requests: Requests for special meals, seats, and frequent flier numbers MUST be entered into the participant account. These requests will be passed onto the airlines but are not guaranteed.• Check out the website links from the meeting.• If anyone did not receive a Heart for Africa Welcome Packet in the mail please email trips@heartforafrica.org.• Be on the look out for your trip pack.

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