The Jamaica Experience
Monday, May 13, 2013 -- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ten to twelve Loyola students are selected each year.
Participants work at several sites in Kingston, Jamaica. Participants will have the opportunity to work the entire week at one site or move to various sites.
The volunteer work sites can vary, but most likely will be:
- Riverton City Early Education Centre, a school located at a shanty town settlement built on the old Kingston garbage dump.
- The Home for the Destitute and Dying, a home for the elderly run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.
- Missionaries of the Poor, homes for children with special needs.
The type of work will vary at each site, and include helping serve meals, washing/shaving, entertaining or writing letters, tutoring or sports & games, painting/ cleaning/ fixing up.
COST: Fundraising with a goal $1300. This covers air transportation (New Orleans /Kingston) local transportation, housing and meals for the entire week.
Participants will be asked to fund-raise as a group and individually and assistance in such will be given. $100 deposit is required.
- Orientation overnight retreat from Fri, Jan 25 to Sun, Jan 27, 2013. This retreat is required.
- Participants are required to get a Hepatitis A & Hepatitus B immunizations.
- U.S. Passport required and/or Jamaican visa for non-U.S. citizens
- Participants will gather weekly preceding the trip to time to meet each other and learn more about Jamaican culture.
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