We are opening up the opportunity to travel to Abidjan, Ivory Coast to assist WELL Africa in the building of their High School. The school will be built in the village Soumahorodougou near San Pedro. Ground was broken June 2019. The high school is being built for the kids that attended the first WELL Africa primary school built in 2013.

They are now old enough to attend high school, and if we don’t do anything, it will be as if nothing has be done because they will be sent right back into the farms due to the fact that there is no high school in the area.
So far, this High School has registered 900 kids from the 17 villages that surround school.  We anticipate more applicants so we are aiming for a facility that can hold up to one thousand children.
The school will have 10 classrooms, an administration building (for teachers and staff), a computer lab, a library, and an area dedicated to sport(which a critical part for those who have to take national exams). We will also build 8 to 10 bathrooms.
The goal is to get it completed by April 2020, so that we have time to work all the details out with the government to make sure we have the teachers and the staff we need to get going with the academic year 2020-2021.
Volunteers Needed*

The trip will last 7 days where you need to be prepared to do hard labor building the school though we will also take some time to  visit the existing schools and chicken farms which we assisted with.

Cost: We are asking that each applicant raise $3000 in the form of donation to Relief Haven. Relief Haven will then cover all their expenses except vaccinations and travel to/from the US Departure Airport.

Dates:

November 1-7th, 2019

February 2020, Specific Dates to be determined.

Vaccinations Required: Yellow Fever, Measles and routine vaccinations. Recommended: Typhoid, Hep A & Malaria.

Donations can be made directly through the Relief Haven Website. Please note the name of the traveler so we know who to attach the donation to. * All donations are tax deductible.

Note: If you are an employee of BGZ brands and wish to set up a salary withdrawal, please email aharrison@bgzbrands.com. BGZ brands employees also qualify for paid leave if they serve.

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