Pira April 2011

Activity Proposal

Post: Pira
Dates of Project: April 16th to 18th, 2011

Brief Description of Project:

I was approached by three of my colleagues (French teachers) who wanted to plan an educational field trip to the Royal Palace of Abomey and Ouidah to see the Sacred Forest, Python Temple, the Atlantic Ocean and most importantly the “Route des Esclaves” and its various highlights. Together we have organized a three-day, two-night trip for twenty students (to be chosen based on their grades, behavior and interest) to Ouidah, with a stop in Abomey. We have bargained to get an incredible discount for the entrance fees, guide, food, and we found free lodging! Our biggest financial obstacle right now is the price of transport. Before going on the excursion, students will read about and listen to information, stories and historical facts about the given sites. Upon return, they will present what they have learned and seen to other students from CEG Pira.

Number of people involved:

Gender/Age
Category
# of
Individuals
# of Service Providers (work partners, project
co-organizers, technicians, animators, etc.)
Women over 24
Men Over 24 3
Girls 15-24
Boys 15-24 5
Girls under 15 5
Boys under 15 5

Budget:

Item Quantity Unit Cost Total
Transport 1 175.000 175.000
Total 50.000

Total Requested: 50.000

Activity Report

Post: Pira
Date(s) of Project: April 16th to 18th, 2011

Brief Description of Project:

I was approached by three of my colleagues (French teachers) who wanted to plan an educational field trip to the Royal Palace of Abomey and Ouidah to see the Sacred Forest, Python Temple, the Atlantic Ocean and most importantly the “Route des Esclaves” and its various highlights. Together we organized a three-day, two-night trip for twenty students (to be chosen based on their grades, behavior and interest) to Ouidah, with a stop in Abomey. We bargained to get an incredible discount for the entrance fees, guide, food, and we found free lodging! Our biggest financial obstacle was the price of transport. Before going on the excursion, students read about and listened to information, stories and historical facts about the given sites. Upon return, they presented what they learned and saw to other students from CEG Pira.

Number of People Involved

Gender/Age
Category
# of
Individuals
# of Service Providers (work partners, project
co-organizers, technicians, animators, etc.)
Women over 24
Men Over 24 1
Girls 15-24
Boys 15-24 5
Girls under 15 5
Boys under 15 5

The Goals/Objectives of This Project

To teach young village children about their nation’s history, culture and geography and to give them an opportunity to see parts of their country that were previously unknown to them

Were Those Goals/Objectives Met

Yes. The students learned a lot and had an incredible time. They were interested, engaged and attentive to all the speakers and guides and were proud and grateful to both represent Pira and to have the opportunity to travel

Strengths of this Project

It was well-organized and all participants were motivated and in good spirits.

Challenges/Weaknesses of this Project

Only a limited number of students were able to participate and because of the high cost of transport, it is not very sustainable.

Final Budget:

Item Quantity Unit Cost Total
Transport 1 200.000 200.000
Total 50.000

Total Cost: 50.000

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