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Visiting The Gambia Oxford Brookes University. Alan Hutchison & Tony Rea Gambia-Extra October 2013. Why The Gambia?. Pronounced cultural contrast; Very welcoming; Accessible; Safe; English speaking; Connections we have made. Its hot!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Alan Hutchison &amp; Tony ReaGambia-ExtraOctober 2013Visiting The GambiaOxford Brookes University</p></li><li><p>Why The Gambia? Pronounced cultural contrast; Very welcoming; Accessible; Safe; English speaking; Connections we have made.</p></li><li><p>Its hot!The blue marks and figs at the bottom are London averages</p></li><li><p>Weather data</p></li><li><p>Locations for visitHotel base on coast for the visit</p><p>Local village visit</p></li><li><p>African Village Hotel</p></li><li><p>African Village Hotel</p></li><li><p>African Village Hotel</p></li><li><p>Standard Room at African Village Hotel</p></li><li><p>Local village visitTime with family in compounds in small groupsTime with childrenLunch African style</p></li><li><p>Outline itineraryEducational experiences:Briefing on education system with local expertsVisits to local schools according to interest 2/3 daysTeaching/observing/meetingsEducational conference with Gambian student teachers</p></li><li><p>Typical visitCultural &amp; other experiences:Bush taxiSacred Crocodile poolLocal markets/towns/ museumsMonkey sanctuary</p></li><li><p>Teachers comments from previous tripA This unique trip has highlighted for me some major issues within our society and having experienced a comparative community I can now try to start unpicking these issues. I feel empowered by this visit and it will impact profoundly on my professional and personal life. </p><p> Ban incredibly precious experience to share deep experiences with people much wiser than us</p></li><li><p>Teacher commentsC from the moment we touched down in Gambia I knew that I was in for the experience of a lifetime but I did not and could not have anticipated the extent to which it has affected me. </p><p>D I have had to confront my own judgements &amp; open my eyes to alternative ways.</p></li><li><p>Teacher commentsE A truly life changing experience which will stay with me forever.</p><p>F I have also really enjoyed the time to reflect as a professional. I thought this would be mainly about the Gambian education system but I have reflected much more on our own systems and have come away with more questions than answers.</p></li><li><p>BenefitsPersonal &amp; professional developmentConfidenceCultural awareness/global perspectivePossible teaching abroad laterPossible links to course work at the universityRelationships with others here and in Gambia &amp; possible school linksYour CV and teaching career </p></li><li><p>Key information and issuesDates/times: 10-17 June (1 week): Tuesday to TuesdayFlights from Gatwick: Dep 9.15am; Arr 14.55From Banjul: Dep 16.25; Arrive 23.20 (Gat South)Getting there and backTravel insurance neededPassport (need copy of passport page); valid min 3 months after returnHealth/safety: visit your local GP inc malaria; further briefings in situ &amp; before we depart</p></li><li><p>Key info &amp; issuesNeed minimum of 19 people to goCost: 850 (1 week)Inc: flights; B&amp;B; transfers; local guide; group dinners on 1st &amp; last nights; group travel costs; rice for family visit; costs of drummers and dancers; 1 Batik session; entrance fees to places of interest.</p><p>Not inc: get to/from Gatwick; lunch each day &amp; other dinners; local travel by bush taxi; tabs etc; insurance; any other spendingTravel with Gambia Experience tour operatorPayment dates: Deposit 95 by Monday 4 NovemberBalance 755 by 7 April latest</p></li><li><p>How to pay? </p><p>Pay in to the university: an account will be set up for this. Make sure you pay in to the correct a/c &amp; the finance staff record your correct details.</p><p>Make sure Nick knows you have paid.</p><p>Pay by the dates given, no later!</p></li><li><p>Contact info: Alan/TonyAlan01962 827326 office (p/t Tues)01823 323728 home0752 847 4917 89699407544 622 Further briefing meeting before we go.Your contact details: mobile &amp; email on sheet</p></li><li><p>Other key infoCheck the Gambia Experience website for further info inc cancellation charges: the Gambia Experience website for more hotel info, guidance on travelling to Gambia etc:</p><p>Sound of drumming &amp; Gambia slides*******</p></li></ul>


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