Saturday, December 1, 2012

2013 Trip to Ghana


Yale Alumni Service Corps

Invites you to join us to serve in Yamoransa,
Ghana, Africa
August 1-11th, 2013

The Yale Alumni Service Corps invites you to join us on a truly inspiring service opportunity as we travel abroad to “give back.” From August 1 to 11 we return to see our friends in Yamoransa, Ghana, to serve this impoverished village and continue the great work begun last year. 
Nana (Chief) Akwa II, village elder and leader of the community, has asked us to return so that we might, in his words, “again provide hope, inspiration, and motivation.” 
We are grateful to be able to make a real difference. Last summer more than 150 alumni, family, and friends participated in this life changing service project. We need YOU for:
  • Education and Arts: Teachers willing to share their interests and skills – music, drama, crafts, hobbies, as well as traditional subjects ‑ with primary and middle school Ghanaian children who never have the chance to learn anything beyond reading, writing and math. Whatever you want to teach, they want to learn!
  • Medical Care: Doctors, nurses, PAs and interested lay people for this village with no clinic and in need of primary care and screening services.
  • Business Development: Consultants to work with local micro-business owners – bakers, seamstresses, hairdressers, kenkey makers, and others ‑ to develop and grow their businesses and get more organized.
  • Construction: Builders to help complete the community center, for which we laid the foundation last year.
  • Public Health: Volunteers to conduct health education and awareness classes including aids prevention, insurance registration, sanitary and medical care guidance.
  • College Mentoring: Mentors ‑ women especially ‑ to coach and counsel Ghanaian high school girls, to inspire and motivate them to apply to college.
  • Sports: Athletes for coaching sports and organizing clinics.
If you want to serve, we will find a volunteer opportunity for you.
Alumni – and their friends and family ­ from all classes, graduate and professional schools are welcome.
And there is no better gift you can give your children – ages 10 and older ‑ than working side by side with them to serve others. Last year more than 30 children were part of our service corps. They – and you – will learn on so many levels. This is a wonderful experience for families and individuals to change lives, including your own!
While serving this village and its gracious and welcoming people you will experience Ghanaian culture beyond what any tourist would experience.
We have limited accommodations for this adventure so please sign up soon! The cost is $2,250 exclusive of airfare to/from Accra. For more information, please visit us here or click here to register. First come, first served registration closes February 28th.

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