Visiting The Gambia Oxford Brookes University
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Alan Hutchison & Tony ReaGambia-ExtraOctober 2013Visiting The GambiaOxford Brookes University
Why The Gambia? Pronounced cultural contrast; Very welcoming; Accessible; Safe; English speaking; Connections we have made.
Its hot!The blue marks and figs at the bottom are London averages
Locations for visitHotel base on coast for the visit
Local village visit
African Village Hotel
African Village Hotel
African Village Hotel
Standard Room at African Village Hotel
Local village visitTime with family in compounds in small groupsTime with childrenLunch African style
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
Typical visitCultural & other experiences:Bush taxiSacred Crocodile poolLocal markets/towns/ museumsMonkey sanctuary
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.
Ban incredibly precious experience to share deep experiences with people much wiser than us
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.
D I have had to confront my own judgements & open my eyes to alternative ways.
Teacher commentsE A truly life changing experience which will stay with me forever.
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.
BenefitsPersonal & professional developmentConfidenceCultural awareness/global perspectivePossible teaching abroad laterPossible links to course work at the universityRelationships with others here and in Gambia & possible school linksYour CV and teaching career
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 & before we depart
Key info & issuesNeed minimum of 19 people to goCost: 850 (1 week)Inc: flights; B&B; transfers; local guide; group dinners on 1st & last nights; group travel costs; rice for family visit; costs of drummers and dancers; 1 Batik session; entrance fees to places of interest.
Not inc: get to/from Gatwick; lunch each day & 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
How to pay?
Pay in to the university: an account will be set up for this. Make sure you pay in to the correct a/c & the finance staff record your correct details.
Make sure Nick knows you have paid.
Pay by the dates given, no later!
Contact info: Alan/TonyAlan01962 827326 office (p/t Tues)01823 323728 home0752 847 4917 mobileAlan.firstname.lastname@example.orgTony01752 89699407544 622 email@example.com Further briefing meeting before we go.Your contact details: mobile & email on sheet
Other key infoCheck the Gambia Experience website for further info inc cancellation charges:http://www.gambia.co.uk/Docs/About-Us/Company-Information/Terms-And-Conditions.aspxCheck the Gambia Experience website for more hotel info, guidance on travelling to Gambia etc:http://www.gambia.co.uk/
Sound of drumming & Gambia slides*******