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Ecuador Service Tour

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  1. Ecuador Service Tour Agenda • Welcome and Sign in for students • Purpose, Partners, Tour Details, Fees • Future opportunities in Whistler: course work, Adopt a Village, etc. • Fundraising: student and parent participation • Proposed departure date • Discount Deadline:

  2. Why you have chosenEcuador • Education is very limited in the Chimbarazo Province. Only 10% go to secondary school • Extremely low literacy rate (40% for women) • Extreme poverty - defined as those living under $1 per day – includes almost 30 percent of Ecuador’s current population • School buildings are unsafe for students due to lack of funding for maintenance • Health issues due to lack of sanitation systems and poor nutrition • A lack of fresh drinking water in the communities

  3. Ecuador Service Tour Partners • EF Tours provides the trip organization • Me to We provides the program development in N. America • Free the Children runs the projects in Ecuador. • Us: hands on help: Open to WSS students in grades 10-12 next year.

  4. Making a difference… Your tour:Ecuador: A Lesson in Conservation

  5. Your tour: Ecuador – A Lesson in Conservation Tour Details • Tour: Ecuador – A Lesson in Conservation • Number of Days: 10 Days • Requested Depart Date: March 15th, 2013 • Tour Number: 1260203 • Depart from: Vancouver

  6. Your tour: Ecuador – A Lesson in Conservation Tour Details • Tour: Ecuador – A Lesson in Conservation • Number of Days: 10 Days • Requested Depart Date: March 15th, 2013 • Tour Number: 1260203 • Depart from: Vancouver

  7. What to expect on tour… Your tour: Accommodations While in Quito, groups will stay at the Hotel San Francisco, located in the heart of the Old Town. In the Chimbarazo Province, accommodations will be dorm style cabins equipped with bunk beds, shared shelves and a light. The accommodations are private, relaxing facilities, surrounded by tropical gardens Meals All food is prepared specifically for your groups using bottled and purified water. Meals will include foods that participants will be familiar with such as fresh fruit and spaghetti. There will also be an opportunity to taste traditional Ecuadorian food such as Empanadas. Language The vast majority of Ecuadorians speak Spanish but many speak the ancient language of Quechua. You will learn the basics of Spanish to ensure smooth communication between your students and the local population. Your lead facilitator will be fluent in Spanish.

  8. Your tour: What is the All-Inclusive insurance plan? Chismaute Chismaute is an Indigenous community high in the Andes Mountains, in the Chimborazo Province of Ecuador. The students walk 1km to school and because of the development in this community most children have an opportunity to have an elementary education. The still require more classroom buildings.

  9. Your tour: What is NOT included? • Travel through the breathtaking Andes Mountains • Experience a Day-in-the-life of an indigenous family • Help to build a school and other needed projects in the community • Visit Mitad del Mundo – the “Middle of the Earth” • Build lifelong bonds with locals during your stay in the Cimborazo Province, and understand their challenges • Learn leadership skills you can use for a lifetime. • Guided tour of Quito

  10. Your tour: Ecuador – A Lesson in Conservation Tour Cost Breakdown Tour Fees • Program Fee: $3,365 • Departure Fees: $536 • Weekend Supplement: $80 • Peace of Mind Program: Free • Total for Students: $3,981 • Total for Adult: $3,981 Optional Inclusions • All Inclusive Insurance: $149 • Galapagos $1800 *departure fees and optional excursions subject to change

  11. Your tour: Tour Inclusions • Round-trip airfare • All accommodations • All motor coach and flight transfers, train and/or ferry travel • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily • 24/7 bilingual Me to We Facilitators • Sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides • Spanish language lessons

  12. Your tour: • Personal spending money • Bring some extra money so you can pick up a few souvenirs for friends and family! • There will be some time in Quito and with a women’s artesian group to shop for souvenirs for friends and family • Passport/Visa Fees • Vaccination Fees • Please see a travel doctor for information on which vaccines are required for travel • **TIPPING INCLUDED ON THESE TOURS!** Not includedin tour fees…Things to budget for.

  13. What you need to do next… TOUR #1260203

  14. Be the change…it starts with you.

  15. Ecuador Service Tour Agenda • Welcome • Purpose, Partners, Tour Details, Fees • Future opportunities in Whistler: course work, Adopt a Village, etc • Fundraising: student and parent participation • Proposed departure date: March 15, 2013 • Discount Deadline: June 22, 2012