Saturday, August 24, 2013

UMVIM Team Forming

We will have our first team meeting for the February 15-March 3, 2014 UMVIM trip to Camphor Mission Station.  The meeting will be held in the Macedonia area at 2:00 on Sunday, September 29th.  Contact Kathy Dickriede with questions leading up to the meeting,  In the meantime, here is the application to complete and bring to the meeting.

Camphor Mission has a clinic, a boarding school, a church, and an agriculture department. 

UMVIM teams will sleep in single beds with mosquito nets.  Food will be mostly rice and vegetables with chicken or fish. 

Time will be spent in the school with teacher, tutoring students, and perhaps painting classrooms.  The clinic is very rural and does not do a lot of medicine. Time will be spent with the traditional birth attendants and doing outreach to rural village for vaccination and water wells.  It is always possible to be at work in the agriculture fields and working with the newly formed 4-H group on the mission.  Building relationships with staff and students and the people in the surrounding village is always the priority. 

Possible construction jobs on new housing and renovations on current staff housing. 

Cost is $3000 for airfare, food, lodging, and in country travel.  Additional costs for VISAS, immunizations, and souveniers.

Required Immunization is the Yellow Fever Vaccination.
Strongly suggested  Typhoid, Hep A, Hep B, Tetanus/Diphtheria booster, Measles Booster, Polio Booster, Influenza.

Malaria prophylaxis mandatory.

We will also spend some time at the end of the trip in Monrovia doing some site seeing and seeing urban UMC sites. 

Team meetings (3 total) will be once a month beginning September 29th running through November.

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