October Kozefò Trip - October 16-23, 2017 

We are thrilled that you are considering traveling to Haiti with Kozefò! Our main purpose of this trip is to build relationship with the students, their families, and the staff at A New Arrival Center Primary School in the Pernier neighborhood of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. We hope that you are excited to experience a week of new adventures using the gifts that God has given you! 

On this page, you will find all of the resources you need to prepare for the trip in October. Please review all of the information to make sure that you have everything you need.

If you have any other questions, you can always contact Steve Asper at steve.asper@kozefo.org

 



Important Dates to Remember


Plan Ahead

Travel Insurance

Before traveling with Kozefo, you will need to purchase travel insurance. We recommend Volunteer Card, which insures trip delays, doctor visits, medical evacuations, and baggage loss. Choose a plan that is right for you.


Learn Haitian Creole Words & Phrases

Bonjou, komon ou ye? Learning some of these basic words and phrases will go a long way during your stay in Haiti.

There are also many apps for your phone that can make it fun and interactive (we recommend "French Creole for Aid Workers, by Brainscape). 

Medical Recommendations

Medical recommendations can be found here. You may want to discuss your travel plans with your physician and make decisions regarding vaccinations and  preventative medications.


Recommended Readings

About Serving

-When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

-Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan

Passports

If you do not have a passport yet, you must apply for one as soon as possible so that you receive it within plenty of time before we travel.

 


Learn Names & Faces

Familiarize yourself with the ANA Students and Teachers & Staff, you can find their names and photos by clicking the buttons below.


Activity Ideas

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Sports & Play

Soccer
Four Square
Jump Rope
Hopscotch
Dodgeball
Hula Hoop
Balloon Tennis
Tug of War
Sponge Relay Racing
Duck, Duck, Goose
Parachute Games
Relay Games
...
Get Creative!

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Educational Fun

Science Experiments
Play Doh
Legos
Paper Airplanes
Math Games
Teach a Song
Teach an Instrument
Teach a Dance
Bubbles
Make an Instrument (Rain Maker, Rattle, Drum, etc)
...
Get Creative!

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Arts & Crafts

Painting
Coloring
Popsicle Stick Art
Make Your Own Jewelry
Photography
Origami
Chalk Art
Paper Mache
Mosaic Art
...
Get Creative!
 

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Fun & Games

Puzzles
Card Games
Finger Football
Matching Games
Magic Tricks
Ring Toss
Cup Stacking
Jenga
Board Games
Connect Four
Twister
...
Get Creative!


Loue, Loue

Loue, loue. Glwa a Jezi Peche-m yo efase (2x)
Loue Loue Loue Amèn Alelouya (2x)
Loue Letènèl, Loue Letènèl (2x)
Loue, Loue, Loure, Loure (2x)

Glory, glory, Praise to Jesus! He washed my sins away (2x)
Glory, glory, glory. Amen Alleluia (2x)
All glory to God, All glory to God (2x)
All praise, all praise (2x)


Flight Information

Minneapolis to Port-au-Prince

Monday Oct 16    Depart: 5:20 AM    /   Arrive: 2:30P PM

 

Florida to Port-au-Prince

To Be Determined

Port-au-Prince to Minneapolis

Monday Oct 23    Depart: 3:30 PM   /   Arrive 10:45 PM

 

Port-au-Prince to Florida

To Be Determined


Trip Itinerary | October, 2017

 

Monday

  • Travel and arrive at Guest house

 

Tuesday

  • ANAC School - all day

 

Wednesday   

  • AM - Visit other schools
  • PM - ANAC

 

Thursday

  • AM - Metal Market
  • PM - ANAC & Home Visits
 

Friday

  • AM - Water Truck
  • PM - ANAC

Saturday

  • AM Party Prep
  • PM Party
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Sunday

  • AM Church
  • PM Beach

Monday

  • Shopping
  • Airport

Accommodations

Eucalyptus Guest House

They will provide linens, towels, showers, & fans in bedrooms, Wi-Fi Internet Access, and cold drinks ($1)

Amenities include: a  delicious breakfast, where fruits are always their freshest and locally grown coffee simmers every morning, free appetizing dinners, free wireless Internet access, a naturally heated pool, open terraces, a tennis court, table tennis, and beautiful views.

 

Packing List

Luggage

1 Carry On Bag
Pack all of your clothes and personal items in this bag. It should be small enough to fit into the overhead compartment. See airline website for requirements.

1 Backpack or Personal Item
You are allowed to bring one personal item in addition to your carry on suitcase. Back a backpack or large purse with snacks, notebooks, empty water bottle, ziplock bag for all 3oz liquids (see MSP guidelines), and other miscellaneous items.

1 Checked Bag, less than 50 lbs.
This will primarily be used for supplies. Prior to the trip, we will be distributing supplies and packing lists for items we need to bring with us. 

The Essentials

Passport 
3 copies: At home, checked bag & carry-on bag

Spending Money
Suggested $100 if you want to purchase gifts/souvenirs/snacks

Clothing

Light weight clothing
shorts and tanks tops are acceptable

Extra Undergarments
you will be hot and sweaty!

Nice Skirt/Dress (for the gals),
Nice Button Up/Slacks (for the guys) 
for Church

Swimsuit & Beach Towel

Shoes

Good Walking Shoes  
There are rocky, dirt roads. 

Sandals
with straps for church (gals)

Flip flops
for the shower, at the guesthouse

Toiletries

Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Shampoo/Conditioner
Lotion
Deodorant

Medical Items

Bug Spray (Including DEET)
Hand Sanitizer
Sunscreen  
Prescriptions

Consider:
Anti-Diarrhea medication
Anti-Nausea medication
Ibuprofen
Night-time sleep aid
Anti-itch cream

Supplies

For Your Planned Activities
You and your group must bring all supplies needed for your planned activities. 


To Restock the School:
(Pack whatever of these items that you can in your checked bag)

EXPO Markers
Earbud Headphones
Printer Paper, Construction Paper
Large Chart Paper
Blue Ink Pens
Bottles of Glue, Glue Sticks
Pencils, Colored Pencils, Crayons
Stickers
Balloons, Streamers, Banners

For the Apparent Project:
Empty cereal boxes

Snack Food

We will not be eating prepared lunches during our trip. Be prepared to eat snacks in the afternoons to tide you over until dinner. 

Note: No chocolate! (It melts too quickly)

protein bars
beef jerky
granola bars
dried fruit
peanut butter (DO NOT pack in carry on bag - it will be taken away at security)
crackers
nuts

 

Miscellaneous 

Bible, Journal and Pen

Refillable Water bottle
We will only be drinking filtered water during our stay. Water bottles are necessary.

Alarm Clock (battery operated) (optional)

Ear plugs (optional)

Flashlight with batteries (optional)

Sunglasses

Bandana, Hat, or Visor

Camera (batteries or charging cord, extra memory card) (optional)

Playing Cards or small board games (optional)