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Zanzibar Book Walk and Africa Learning Tour

Zanzibar  Learning Tour image smaller 2015.06.08

Join supporters from around the world in February 2016 for exciting trip options to Zanzibar, Tanzania, South Africa, and Malawi!  The trip, led by Tom Warth or Henry Bromelkamp, will occur in February 2016 in four segments.

You can choose which portions of the trip you would like to join:

  • Feb 1-6: Zanzibar Book Walk
  • Feb 7-15: South Africa Learning Tour
  • Feb 14-21: Malawi Learning Tour
  • Feb 22-24: Cape Town Learning Tour

The Zanzibar Book Walk will raise funds to send books to Zanzibar & awareness about our mission to end the book famine in Africa. The 20-mile walk will cross the island over two days ending in Stone Town, the capital of the island.  Funds raised by Book Walk participants will sponsor books to Zanzibar, which will be distributed to schools along the walk route prior to February.  After the walk event, attendees will help Tom celebrate his 80th birthday with a fabulous beach-side party. The trip also includes an evening reception at the Dar es Salaam home of Mrs. Anna Mkapa, Former First Lady of Tanzania.

Following the Book Walk, the Africa Learning Tour will visit school building sites for Africa Classroom Connection and Books for Africa recipients with optional segments to Malawi and Cape Town.  Funds raised by travelers on the Tour will result in building one to two new classrooms, enough for 45-90 students to continue their education. This is not 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.

The Book Walk/Learning Tour itinerary includes:

•   Six nights in Zanzibar, Tanzania, including two days in a fundraising Zanzibar Book Walk

•   Arrival and overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa

•   Four days in Zululand near Eshowe, SA to visit schools, meet the learners, & teach classes

•   Four days on safari in wildlife parks: St. Lucia wetlands and Hluhluwe large game park

•   Two days in Johannesburg and Pretoria, including Soweto and the Apartheid Museum

•   Five days in Malawi:  the capital Lilongwe, Lake Malawi, Mua Mission and Museum, and Zomba

•   Three days in Cape Town

 

Learn More

We have two informational meetings remaining:

Tuesday, July 28, 6:00pm at the University Club: 420 Summit Ave., St Paul, MN 55102

Thursday, August 30, time and location TBD

Trip leaders Tom Warth and Henry Bromelkamp will share information on this amazing journey where you can choose to participate in the Zanzibar Book Walk, visit schools and libraries in South Africa and Malawi, see beautiful Cape Town, and go on additional safari and adventure outings such as those offered by Borton Overseas. If you are not able to attend in person, please join us by web meeting, so you can take part in the conversation and see our presentation on your computer.

RSVP:

In-person attendees RSVP to Claire at info@africaclassroomconnection.org  

OR

Click here to register for the webinar; you will receive additional instructions on how to join the meeting using your computer and/or telephone.

 

Contacts for More Information

For questions on the Zanzibar Walk tour package or pre and post travel options please click here for more information, or contact Jody at Borton Overseas at 612-661-4625 612-661-4625 or jody@bortonoverseas.com

For questions about Books For Africa or fundraising relating to the Walk contact Carole Patrikakos with Books For Africa at 651-209-3488 651-209-3488 or Carole@booksforafrica.org

For questions about Africa Classroom Connection or the Africa Learning Tour please contact Henry Bromelkamp with Africa Classroom Connection at 612-767-4430 or info@africaclassroomconnection.org. View the 2016 Learning Tour agreement for more details about the Tour.

 

We look forward to sharing with you the places and people we cherish. Come see our work in action, support our missions, & celebrate Books For Africa’s founder Tom Warth! You will be surprised. You will have fun. You will see the world in a new way.

 

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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