Kenya Service Trip 2019

We are excited to take this journey to Africa. A Me to We Volunteer Trip is a journey like no other, where students are immersed into a richness of culture, adventure and meaningful community projects. The goal of this trip is aimed at weaving into the very soul of our students the determination to lead a life that makes a difference; a life that understands and embraces responsible citizenship; a life that seeks always to influence others positively.

Learning Objectives

The following Learning Objectives are designed to ensure that this mission is accomplished:

  1. Increasing awareness of one’s own strengths and areas for growth:
    Provides opportunities for personal growth and independence and encourages students to demonstrate communication and leadership skills.

  2. Undertaking new challenges:
    Draws students out of their physical, emotional, and intellectual comfort zones in order to undertake challenging activities which will extend their current skills to new heights.

  3. Planning and initiating activities:
    Compels students to take part in smaller student-led activities and in larger community projects allowing them to emerge with a more profound sense of self and a richer understanding of the world around us.

  4. Working collaboratively with others:
    Helps students work as a member of a team and will allow them to build relationships and bonds with their classmates, with students from other grades, with faculty members, and with interactions with other communities and organizations.

  5. Showing perseverance and commitment:
    Encourages the development of attitudes and traits, such as determination, commitment, initiative, and humility, which transpires a sense of responsibility, value, and satisfaction for both the student and community as a whole.

  6. Engaging with issues of global importance:
    Exposes students to one or more issues of global importance, provide students with an enriched appreciation of human diversity and a belief that every person can make a difference in safeguarding the future for generations to come, and a clear understanding of Global Citizenship.

  7. Considering the ethical implications of one’s actions:
    Promotes the consideration of ethical implications through group reflections and journal writing.

  8. Developing new skills:
    Provides students with opportunities to discover new talents, interests, and skills on many levels: creative, physical and social skills, which will thus promote a spirit of open-mindedness, discovery, and lifelong learning.

Students can use this experience as part of their school service reflection and hours.

Please see Ms. Underwood, Mr. Jacoby or Ms. Bosa if you have any questions.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Student Information sessions during Middle & Senior lunch blocks.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Deadline for application
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Friday, June 1, 2018
Successful applicants will be notified.

Wednesday, June 6 2018
Deadline for deposit: $1500

September 2018
2nd payment due: $2000

November 2018
Final payment due: TBD

March 13 to March 25, 2019
Kenya Service Trip

Information

Itinerary, maps, clothing & equipment list.

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Forms

Trip application form, Informed Consent and Student Contract

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Gallery

Highlights from Kenya 2019 will be posted on this page.

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Key Contacts

Catherine Underwood
Trip Leader
catherine.underwood@collingwood.org

Chris Jacoby
Trip Leader
chris.jacoby@collingwood.org

Shannon Bosa
Director of Service
shannon.bosa@collingwood.org