JOIN US IN RWANDA JANUARY 27TH TO FEBRUARY 7TH
Now is your chance to participate first hand in the global impact of These Numbers Have Faces and AH Awake. By joining us in Rwanda in 2018, you’ll have a once in a lifetime experience connecting with students and entrepreneurs, learning about new cultures, and using your skills to empower the next generation of leaders.
You’ll connect with amazingly bright scholars and entrepreneurs by visiting their campuses and businesses.
You’ll enter into the fascinating story of Rwanda and the Congo, learning more about its history and hope for the future.
You’ll get to meet the child you sponsor through Africa New Life and have the opportunity to donate resources to their family.
You’ll inspire young people through workshops and conversations. Your insight and experience will be invaluable for Rwandan youth!
TRAVEL DATES: JANUARY 29TH – FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 12th, 2017
- Experience Rwanda’s culture, history and people. You will visit the Genocide memorial in Kigali and meet with students impacted by the genocide.
- Visit a refugee camp with These Numbers Have Faces’ Congolese refugee students. You will eat a traditional Congolese meal and enjoy the hospitality of the family of one of our students.
- Engage with the Accelerate Academy Entrepreneurship Program learning about business creation in Rwanda and empowering young entrepreneurs.
- Visit your sponsored children through Africa New Life, visiting their homes and meeting their families.
- Attend one of These Numbers Have Faces’ signature Leadership Trainings and inspire university students. They love to hear about the lives of visitors and learn new skills.
- Experience a breathtaking safari to Akagera Wildlife Reserve.
TRIP COSTS & DETAILS
Your flight will be scheduled with Aspen Heights Awake, taking the Delta/KLM flight through Amsterdam, staying over in Amsterdam for one day on the way to Rwanda.
We stay at Hotel Chez Lando in Kigali. Chez Lando is a great hotel for a great price. The rooms come at various price points and they are clean and comfortable. A nice breakfast is included and the hotel features a restaurant and bar for hanging out, watching soccer matches, and free internet.
We hire quality drivers and vehicles who will take care of us all week.
Breakfast is provided by the hotel, lunches may include “African food” while we’re out and about, and we’ll eat at nicer restaurants in the evening with food from all over the world.
Rwanda Administration Donation
It’s a lot of work to prepare a trip like this. The Rwanda Administration Donation ensures that our team on the ground are 100% ready to welcome you to Rwanda.
Akagera Wildlife Reserve
Transport, lodging, park passes, and food. Highlights include Elephants, Lions, Hippos, Crocs, Buffalo, Giraffes, and more.
TOTAL: $3,400 – $3,800
*All costs are estimates based on current pricing and previous experience.
AH Awake is dedicated to helping people reach their fullest human potential through an enriching training experience. The Rwanda trip includes 6 weeks of training where you are taken through a relief and development overview, poverty worldview formation, and preparation when you “hit the ground” in Rwanda.
Spots on the trip are EXTREMELY limited, and reserving your spot require an initial deposit of $25 toward the Rwanda Administration Donation. This fee is non-refundable unless the trip as a whole is canceled. Deadline to register is December 12th, 2017
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRIP?
See the FAQ’s below or email Clare Connally: email@example.com with any questions.
HOW DO I BOOK MY FLIGHTS?
Upon registration you will be asked if you'd like assistance with your flights. You are welcome to use our travel agents or book your own flights using reward travel or online resources. All we ask is that you arrive to Rwanda on the same day as the rest of the team.
IS THERE A DEPOSIT?
Yes, a $500, non-refundable, tax deductible donation deposit is required to hold your spot. Spots on our trips are extremely limited, so you'll want to reserve your spot as quickly as possible.
IS RWANDA SAFE?
Rwanda is clean, safe, and politically stable. You'll feel safer in Rwanda than in most big cities in America. The genocide was over 20 years ago and while we will spend time learning about its effects, you are in zero danger of any type of political or civil unrest. Rwanda also has a very low crime rate and you are at a very low risk of petty crime.
WHAT ABOUT EBOLA?
Ebola has effectively been eradicated and Rwanda is thousands of miles away from the places of infection. Essentially the distance between New York and Los Angeles. The Rwandan government has been vigilant about Ebola threats, to date there hasn't been one reported Ebola case in East Africa.
Are there any health issues?
Rwanda is in a Malaria zone, so it's essential that you get a cheap anti-Malaria prescription and sleep under the mosquito net above your bed in the hotel. Typhoid & Hepatitis A are recommended by most travel clinics. The Yellow Fever immunization is not required unless you are planning to travel to or from other countries with high-risk of Yellow Fever. Learn more: CDC: Rwanda Travel Information
CAN I DRINK THE WATER?
We recommend bottled water for all drinking. The hotel will give you a bottle every day and we'll have cases of water for you and in the van. The water is totally fine for your shower, hand washing, brushing your teeth, ice with beverages, in food, etc.
AM I GONNA BE "ROUGHING IT" FOR THE WEEK? SLEEPING IN A DIRT HUT WITH NO ELECTRICITY?
No. The hotel we stay at, Chez Lando, is a very comfortable hotel. While nothing fancy, the rooms have hot water, modern bathrooms, TV's, and more. Consider the rooms like a Best Western, Motel 6, or standard 2 to 3 star American hotel. Your room will be cleaned every day and your belongings will be very safe in your room.
WHAT ABOUT MONEY? CASH, CREDIT CARDS, AMERICAN DOLLARS?
Your hotel, transport, and food expenses will be invoiced by us before the trip, so you wont have to carry money to pay for most items. You will have a $30 VISA fee when you arrive in Rwanda and we do recommend you bring a few hundred dollars in cash for gifts and emergencies. The vast majority of Rwanda is a cash economy, so you can't only rely on credit cards.
IS THERE ANY TYPE OF TRAINING BEFORE WE LEAVE?
Yes, before the trip we will gather the entire group for one or two 1 hour virtual conversation and brief training. You will also receive an extensive information packet & packing list to make sure you are 100% prepared for the trip.
IS THERE ANY TIME FOR A SAFARI?
Yes. After the week with These Numbers Have Faces, you can add on a safari for a few days before you leave Rwanda. There are two great options that we are happy to help arrange for you.
DO PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH?
Yes. Everyone will speak English with you. The major languages in Rwanda are Kinyarwandan, French, and English and you won't have any trouble communicating with people.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING TO PRESENT TO THE ENTREPRENEURS OR STUDENTS?
No preparation is required, just a good attitude and a desire to connect and mentor!