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Travel to Africa

With Africa Classroom Connection and

Books For Africa


We invite you to join a group Learning Tour to South Africa and/or Malawi as we visit school building sites for Africa Classroom Connection (www.africaclassroomconnection.org) and Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org) recipients.
The trip, led by Henry Bromelkamp, will occur in four segments:

Sep 5-9 Malawi South Culture and Steamship (from $725)
Sep 10-16 Malawi Wedding and Scenic North (from $1015)
Sep 17-24 South Africa Schools and Kruger National Park (from $1160)
Sep 25-28 Cape Town (from $580)

You can choose which portions of the trip you would like to join. Add a flight day before and after your segments. The itinerary includes some flights within Africa, and a few drives of several hours in large passenger vans. The itinerary will include (not necessarily in this order):

• Five days cultural tour in Malawi, including the capital Lilongwe, Lake Malawi, Mua Mission and Museum, and Zomba the original capital
• Eight days in Malawi for an African wedding and scenic tour of northern Malawi
• Two days in Johannesburg and Pretoria, including Soweto and the Apartheid Museum
• Four days in Zululand, South Africa to visit schools, meet learners, and teach classes
• Three days on safari in Kruger National Park to view African wildlife in its natural habitat
• Three days in Cape Town for history, scenic beauty, wineries, and restaurants

Cost per person starts at $145/day for ground costs (*not including airfare $1200-$2500) plus your $1,000 per person tax-deductible contribution. The tour will result in building one or two new classrooms for 45-90 students to continue their education, or a 40' container of 23,000 books serving 20 or more schools. We can give tips and a web site to help raise funds. Accommodations range from clean, safe, and simple to very nice.

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This will not be a conventional package tour of Africa. While we will see wild animals on safari (a treasure of Africa!) most of the tour will be philanthropic and cultural. Seeing the need first-hand has a significant impact on those who join us. You will meet wonderful people and learn about the promise and challenges of education. Imagine 400 Zulu school children putting on a dance and music performance for their American visitors! Imagine trying to explain ice fishing or snow to high school students who have never experienced freezing weather. You will be surprised. You will have fun. You will see the world in a new way.

The tour will be preceded by some cultural, historical, and language learning opportunities. (Most people speak English, but it is respectful and interesting to know some of the local language, especially when we meet young children.) We want to visit with an understanding of the health, political, and economic issues that challenge our African neighbors. Please contact us info@africaclassroomconnection.org or 612-767-4430.

Click here for the detailed itinerary, flyer, or special flyer for Rotary ClubsLots more planning information in our Handbook.

Ready to sign up? Click here for the Learning Tour Agreement and order form.

We look forward to sharing with you the places and people we cherish.

 

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Member Aid For Africa
Africa Classroom Connection is a participating member of Aid for Africa, a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa
Africa Classroom Connection participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, number 58293
 


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