Alternative Reading Week – El Salvador
This exciting program offers participants the opportunity to travel to rural El Salvador for ten days to work side-by-side with the local community on a development project. The project varies yearly depending on the needs identified by the community and our partner, Lutheran World Federation.
Past projects have included land-terracing, preparing land for a farmer field school, and building a playground for the local elementary school. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! Participants are eligible for recognition on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).
Dates: February 15-24 2013 (to be confirmed). Dates of mandatory pre-departure training sessions and debrief sessions are available in the application package.
Breakdown of Costs:
Actual cost: $2,500*
Your cost: $1,750
Application deadline: November 12, 4:00pm
Contact: Susie Taylor, Service-Learning Coordinator
* Includes return airfare from Winnipeg, accommodations and food, mandatory health insurance, all ground transport, IDI training, and the Extended Education course “Transformative Partnerships: An Introduction to Service-Learning”.