World Challenge presents the MacKillop Catholic College expedition to Zambia & Botswana!
MacKillop Catholic College is delighted to announce that we are launching a very exciting program which offers students the opportunity to plan, fund and lead their own 4 week expedition to Zambia & Botswana. This is a fantastic opportunity for students looking to do something meaningful with their peer group and have the adventure of a lifetime!
The expedition is preceded by a training and preparation program, during which students play a major role in planning their own itinerary which will include project work in a local community, a challenging trek as well as exciting cultural activities.
Students are also supported in setting and achieving individual and team fundraising goals to help cover the cost of the expedition program, where on average, students raise over half of the total program cost. The expedition will be departing on 23rd November 2017 and returning on 21st December 2017.
Contact Ms Roxy Claire for more information or to express interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the World Challenge Website (external link)
A Letter to Parents From Ms Claire
If you haven’t heard, MacKillop Catholic College is offering an exciting opportunity for our young people to be involved in a student-led expedition to Africa at the end of this year. As many have emailed or spoken to me since the Parent Information session last Friday night, I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it and were offered all the details (and application pack). I’ve attached the information offered at the Parent Information Evening – which includes overall cost (without fundraising considered) and initial payment required to secure a spot. Our various community connections has already seen us be offered sponsorship and fundraising opportunities and we are keen to get these going, once the 12 minimum is secured.
For more information about the program, please click on the links below.
- About World Challenge: http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/about-world-challenge/our-ethos/
- Benefits for Students: http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/school-expeditions/expedition-benefits-for-students/
- Pre-departure program: http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/school-expeditions/planning-preparation/
- Zambia and Botswana: http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/destinations/zambia/; http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/destinations/botswana/
- Safety and Support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boIxmJK3Has
- Fundraising: http://www.worldchallenge.com.au/fundraising-overview/
- Testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC62nXqJUso
If you would like to speak to someone at World Challenge before making a decision, please let me know and I will pass on your details.
Acclimatisation options include spending time with the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Learn survival skills such as making string from plant fibre, finding roots to give you water, setting traps, making fire and building bushmen huts.
You’re bound to get a warm welcome on your project in Zambia. Over the past few years, teams have contributed to valuable projects at feeding centres. Grain stores and goat enclosures have been built, and the dining areas have been furnished with colourful, educational murals.
Witness the awesome power of Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Here you can also discover the unique experience of walking alongside lions or elephants in the nearby Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and enjoy a sunset dinner cruise along the Upper Zambezi River.
Botswana and Zambia offer rewarding trekking options. Trek through valleys and along rolling terrain visiting rural village communities making countless friends along the way.