You will change the lives of many who, after being fitted with eyeglasses, will see clearly for the first time. You will receive training in how to fit individuals with proper reading glasses and to assist the facilitators with daily medical treatments at our AIDS Orphans Rescue Units (AORU). Following Boot Camp, you bus to Orlando International Airport for a flight to Washington D.C. A connecting flight takes you across the Atlantic Ocean, France, the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. You then fly to Ndola, Zambia, home of the Teen Missions Bible, Missionary & Work Training Center in Zambia. You will travel to various AORU locations and local schools to hold eyeglass/medical clinics. Other projects you will be involved in are teaching Sunday school classes and playing games with the orphans. Housing will be in tents; bathing and laundry are done using a bucket. Practical work projects at the Units may include building a toilet block. A trip is planned to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, discovered by David Livingstone in 1855. You will enjoy viewing these beautiful waterfalls, known as the “Smoke that Thunders”. Wood carvings, batiks, drums and jewelry are just a few of the souvenirs available for you to purchase before returning home.
Project Expense: $4990 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee
(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.)
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