Dyson Exchanges

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  • Dyson Exchanges

    1. 1. Access to the World through Travel and Exchanges South African Student Exchange Trips Walter Payton College Prep Sam Dyson July 11, 2008
    2. 2. Timeline 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2000 First Zulu Seminar Scouting Trip Spring Trip Chicago-to-Durban Fall Trip Durban-to-Chicago Payton opens Casablanca Exchange Found Vukuzakhe HS
    3. 3. Defining Success <ul><li>Ubuntu </li></ul>
    4. 4. Ubuntu by means of other people.” Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. Umu ntu ngumu ntu ngaba ntu . “ A person is a person
    5. 5. Defining Success <ul><li>Ubuntu--a focus on relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way exchange </li></ul>
    6. 6. Achieving Success Educationally Logistically • Students as ambassadors • Space to struggle and reflect • Collaborative partnerships • Planning Team: parents, chaperones, travel agent, treasurer • Scouting Trip
    7. 8. Fundraising Summary
    8. 9. Trip Cost Comparison Chicago to Durban Durban to Chicago
    9. 10. Trip Cost Comparison Types of Costs
    10. 11. Four Basic Fundraising Tips • Target individual donors • Create a compelling letter • Use tax-exempt account • Involve students in writing “thank you” notes Five • Use spreadsheets and “mail merge” to save time

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