One week

I cant believe that in almost one week I will be flying out of Norfolk and meeting everyone in NY to then fly together to Africa. This past weekend I finally got most of the things I will need for the trip. Thifting was my favorite part of course because I got 5 pair of pants for under $20.00!  That is what I call working with a budget!

Now today I get to fix all the pants I bought this weekend. While I am in Africa we have to make sure to have our shoulders covered and our pants need to be below the knee. So lucky for me I  can sew! I will be cutting and hemming all of my pants this afternoon and probably for the rest of the week. I’m actually really looking forward to it because i think it will give me some time to really think about everything the trip will be offering me and what an experience this is going to be and how I am going to bring it back to my VWC community so they experience some of the things I will be going through once the fall is here and everyone is back at school.

Leaving on a positive note… I have raised just about 1500 dollars for the trek! I am still fundraiser but I am getting closer and closer and it just makes me feel so blessed to see how many people are supporting me and my passion!

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Had and amazing conference call last night with all the women that are going to be on the Trek in just over 2 weeks! I can’t believe I will be leaving before we all know it. Last night we found out that we will be in the village for 5 nights which is more than we originally thought which is awesome. As of July 1st Senegal is requiring anyone coming in to have a Visa so I applied and pre- registered for that this morning. I attached the link of the hotel we will be staying in while we are in Dakar the first and last night of our trip.

I have raised just over 1,000 dollars so far. Gotta keep that fund-raising going. Just gotta keep telling myself every little bit counts and it will all work out.

I mean Hey I’m going to Africa 🙂

Trek Itinerary

This is what we will be doing everyday so you can get a little bit of an idea. When I get more information on things I will post them 🙂

This is what we were told a day would look like:

6:00 am
Breakfast
8:00–12:00 pm
Work (Group A)
10:30–12:00 pm
Cultural Education &
WaterPumping
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Group Reflection
2:00–5:00 pm
Work (Group B)
2:00–3:30 pm
Cultural Education &
Water Pumping
5:00 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm
Return to host
families
9:00 pm
Go to bed

And this is what our week will look like….

Day 1

Depart USA and arrive in Dakar. Overnight in Dakar

 Day 2
Travel to buildOn Region by van. Orientation. Overnight in town
 Day 3
 Travel to village. Welcome ceremony. Groundbreaking. Spend first night with host families
 Day 4–5
 Work on the construction of the school. Live with host families. Daily Culture & Education workshops. Daily group reflection, journaling and reflection activities
 Day 6
 Leave village.  Travel to Dakar. Overnight in Dakar
Day 7
 Flight Home. Arrive back in USA