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  1. 1. Greenbrier Academy in Ghana Service Compassion Growth Leadership
  2. 2. <ul><li>This excursion will broaden student’s horizons and expose students to the needs of our global community through humanitarian aid. Building and strengthening virtuous relationships will remain central as students recognize their ability to serve the underprivileged. Through service, students will impact the lives of those around them and challenge their own opinions and way of thinking. </li></ul>Mission Statement Mole National Park
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ghana is about the size of Illinois and Indiana combined </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>59% Christian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16% Muslim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% Traditional </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Official Language: English </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol City: Accra </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Rate: 54% </li></ul><ul><li>Government: Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>GDP: 15 billion </li></ul>Ghana
  4. 4. <ul><li>June 9 th – July 9 th 2010* </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have completed the academic school year </li></ul><ul><li>The trip will take place during the first summer term </li></ul><ul><li>Students will receive 4 high school credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Social Studies: Cultural Studies - Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 English: Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Fine Arts: Drumming </li></ul></ul>When?
  5. 5. <ul><li>During the first two weeks students will work on building projects in Akuapem Hills </li></ul><ul><li>Located about 1.5 hours to the east of Accra </li></ul><ul><li>Building projects include: constructing housing & refurbishing schools and/or orphanages </li></ul>1st two weeks: Building Project
  6. 6. <ul><li>During the 2nd two weeks students will assist staff at an Orphanage in Cape Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Located about 2.5 hours to the west of Accra </li></ul><ul><li>Students will organize various activities: arts & crafts, sports, dancing, and English lessons </li></ul>2nd two weeks: Orphanage Project
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lodging is provided by Projects Abroad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will live with host families in order to experience Africa on a deeper level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host families are assessed by Projects Abroad and are commonly teachers or other civil servants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 - 3 students and 1 GBA staff member per host family </li></ul></ul>Lodging Kentampo Falls
  8. 8. <ul><li>Past and current students who are aspiring towards Humility & Honor and/or Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Students must be at least 15.5 years old when the trip commences </li></ul><ul><li>Limit of 10 students </li></ul><ul><li>3 GBA staff will be joining students on the trip </li></ul>Who is Eligible?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Students will drum with local instructors 4 - 5 nights a week for the duration of the trip </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the trip students will bring home the drum they used in the workshop </li></ul>Drumming Workshop Pana-fest + Students will teach the rhythms they know and learn new ones
  10. 10. Tentative Excursions Mole Safari Park  Kumasi Market  Monkey Sanctuary
  11. 11. Tentative Excursions Larabunga Mosque Slave Forts   Buswa Beach
  12. 12. <ul><li>$5300* per person & includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airfare & all transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food & Lodging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drumming workshop & drum to take home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service project supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excursions to museums, nature parks, slave forts, and safari </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not included in the trip: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Souvenirs & Baggage Fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport & Visa </li></ul></ul>Budget & Other Details
  13. 13. <ul><li>A passport is necessary for application </li></ul><ul><li>Students will apply for a business visa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects Abroad will provide invitation letters to help with visa application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated cost: $80 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Frame: At least one month prior to departure </li></ul>Visas Click flag for visa information:
  14. 14. <ul><li>A Yellow Fever vaccination is required for entry into Ghana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must show proof with upon entry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vaccinations recommended by CDC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Meningitis, Rabies, and Polio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hepatitis dosing can take 6 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Routine inoculations should be up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Students must take an anti-malaria regiment a little before, during, and a little after the trip </li></ul>Vaccinations Click syringe for the CDC webpage for Ghana
  15. 15. <ul><li>Projects Abroad supplies each student with travel insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Policy covers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical expenses up to 2 million pounds ($3,159,413) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repatriation if needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation to nearest acceptable treatment facility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Travel of one relative needed for medical advice, if required </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancellation, baggage, and important documents </li></ul></ul>Travel Insurance
  16. 16. <ul><li>In order to reserve your student’s seat GBA must receive the following 3 items by Dec. 1st, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Please address to: Wes Thompson, HS Trip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$500 nonrefundable deposit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payable to Greenbrier Academy & memo must state “Ghana deposit” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passport Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any current or past disabilities or infirmities (Psychological or Physical) - For travel insurance purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seats are first come first serve </li></ul><ul><li>*Dates and final price are dependent on flight schedule and are subject to change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flights will be reserved when deposits are received </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents will be promptly updated to any changes </li></ul></ul>Signing up & First steps