Presentation on theme: "THE PROJECT An exclusive opportunity to CHALLENGE YOURSELF and EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW. Demonstrate SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Develop LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION."— Presentation transcript:
THE PROJECT An exclusive opportunity to CHALLENGE YOURSELF and EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW. Demonstrate SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Develop LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. STAND OUT from the crowd. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
THE PROJECT 3 Weeks (Jan ‘15), 3 credits 8-15 students + project leader & assistant Course is tailored to your area of focus 2 weeks volunteering at Bus4Africa in Makunduchi and Stone Town, Zanzibar. 1 week Visiting local companies and learning about the local business culture (Coca-Cola bottling plant, container shipping, Spice farms, red algae cultivation, and tourist trade)
VOLUNTEER WORK Collaborating with experienced humanitarian NGO, Bus4Africa:Bus4Africa Working with children teaching English and other school subjects Teaching computer literacy to adults. After school classes, movie/game nights. (few people have access to TV’s) Running sports programs and swimming classes. Helping out at local radio station. Women Empowerment Project Entrepreneurship and improving employability.
ASSESSMENT 3 parts (pass-fail course): 50% - 2500 word written assignment 25% - Daily blog 25% - Participation 90% - A 80% - B 70% - C 60% - D (fail)
TOPICS OF RESEARCH ECONOMICS A fragile economy in a globalised world: Reliance on tourism Failure to compete in global spice market Infrastructural problems (post-Tanzanian unification) CULTURE Business culture, music, cuisine SOCIETY Education, religion (Islam), ethnic groups, Arabian and colonial past. POLITICS Socialism, Multi-party violence, democratic stability
PRELIMINARY SEMESTER Technical training: Learning how to teach Understanding humanitarian work Cultural training: Zanzibari history, politics, religion, food, art, music, people etc. Classes will begin once the final participants have been chosen and the flights are booked!
EXPENSES STUDENT COSTS:PER UNIT (Kč): Tuition 12,000 (STC) Flight (TBA) 19,000 - 23,000 (€700-€800) Room, food & drink, private transport (28 days) 18,500 (€665) (app. €24 per day) Visa 1,100 (€40) Insurance 1,000 (€35) Total costsApprox. 53,000 (€1900 / $2,400 ) Total does not include “fun money” or money for travel once the project is completed.
WHY ZANZIBAR? Fascinating research potential: A semi-autonomous island state with a deep history and an uncertain future. Partnering with an embedded NGO will mean a greater impact for all concerned. Stunning natural beauty
EXCURSIONS Zanzibar: Swahili culture tour & spice tour Prison Island Swimming with dolphins Kendwa Beaches Stone Town Night market Red Monkey National Park Slave chambers Tanzania: Serengeti National Park Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Masai Tribe
THE NEXT STEP Why should we choose you? Please send us: CV Personal Statement Tell us why this project interests you. What can you offer to the project. What do you hope to achieve from the project. If chosen, you will be asked to attend an interview before final participants are chosen. Be honest!