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The Zaare Challenge

 

The trip of a lifetime for you and your family

  • A one week trip to immerse your family in the magic of rural northern Ghana and all that it has to offer; live and breathe the real Africa
  • Inspire your child’s creativity and feed their imagination through a variety of themed challenges and adventures, uniting them with other children a world apart, yet just the same for an adventure that will stay with them forever
  • With over ten years of trip management experience, relax safe in the knowledge that the AfriKids team has everything in hand, leaving you to enjoy this special and unique time with your family

Example Itinerary  |  Example Adventure Days  |  The Details

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To speak with a member of our team and discuss getting involved, please

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

and we'll be in touch

To secure your place on the Zaare Challenge, please

REGISTER YOUR FAMILY HERE 

The adventure starts here!

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The Details

Upcoming trip dates:

> Sat 6th to Sat 13th April 2019
> Sat 13th to Sat 20th April 2019

Places are available on a first come first served basis. 

Trip costs:

Per person:

> £600 in-country costs (payable to AfriKids and including accommodation*, travel and transport, meals and drinking water, activities as per the itinerary)
> Personal expenses (approximate costs - international flight £550, visa £65, vaccinations £150, antimalarial medication £30, travel insurance £30 etc)

*The rate quoted includes basic, clean, comfortable guesthouse accommodation with a full family sharing one room, with mattress on the floors for children. Alternative 4* accommodation is available upon request for an additional cost. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Fundraising: become a Changemaker Family for AfriKids

In addition to trip costs, we ask families to fundraise in the lead up to the trip to support the life-changing work of AfriKids. Our highly experienced fundraising team will be there with you every step of the way and you'll even be able to see the project you've supported during the trip!

Minimum fundraising commitment: £1,500 per family*

*this is in addition to each family funding their own in-country costs and personal expenses

What to do next

Still unsure? Complete our Registration of Interest Form here and we can get in touch to discuss the trip further.

Ready to begin the adventure? Click here to sign up!

Example Adventure Days

Sirigu Arts Challenge

Meet the talented women from the rural village of Sirigu, who use their creativity and skills in pottery and painting to support their family. Learn about the rich history of the village and how  this is represented by different colours, patterns and symbols. Paint your very own canvas or traditional pottery and present this to the group. 

From ground to table

Most families in northern Ghana rely on farming, selling what they grow at market and using it to make delicious meals! Visit a local farm to learn about what they grow, hear the common challenges families face, visit a busy local market to shop for ingredients and follow a recipe to prepare your own traditional Ghanaian dish.

Lessons with a community chief

Villages in Ghana have their own Chief, a tradition dating back over 700 years. Chiefs have multiple responsibilities to ensure their village is run well. Meet a local chief to learn about the history of his community and his day-to-day tasks. Take a tour of his home, meet his children and learn about local community life. Make notes of everything that you learn, draw pictures and make a scrapbook.

Example itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday
Land in Accra, Ghana’s capital city and stay overnight.

Day 2 - Sunday 
Take a one hour flight from Accra to Tamale, northern Ghana. From Tamale Airport drive to Bolgatanga, where AfriKids Ghana’s Head Office is based, around two to three hours. Attend a welcome meeting with the local team, check into your accommodation and take a tour of this bustling rural African market town.

Day 3 - Monday
Sirigu Art Challenge: Spend a day doing traditional Arts & Crafts with the women of Sirigu village

Day 4 - Tuesday
Bolga’s Got Talent: Learn how to drum a to a Ghanaian beat and dance to local FraFra rhythms today with a professional drummers and dancers group.

Day 5 - Wednesday
From ground to table: Visit a local farm and learn about the local agriculture, before hitting the market to buy ingredients for the traditional meal you will make.

Day 6 – Thursday
Lessons with a Community Chief: Rest under the shade of a tree to learn from a Community Chief and better understand the life of the local people.

Day 7 – Friday
Sports Day! Team up with local children to play sports. Who will the winning team be?

Celebrate at a farewell party in the evening.

Day 8 – Saturday
Travel back to Accra ready for your return flight home in the evening.

Still unsure? To discuss the trip in more detail, please

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

and we'll be in touch

To secure your place on the Zaare Challenge, please

REGISTER YOUR FAMILY HERE 

The adventure starts here!

“I truly still believe that the trip had a long lasting effect on Archie. At a time when he needed some purpose it was the best thing he could have possibly done.
He fought an election in school to become prime minister last month and won!! That’s all thanks to the Zaare Challenge giving him confidence that he just didn’t have before the trip.”

Louise, mother of a Zaare Challenger

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21 Southampton Row
London
WC1B 5HA
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 269 0740

AfriKids Ghana Head Office:
PO Box 166
Bolgatanga
Upper East Region
Ghana

+233 (0) 3820 97134

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Registered NGO in Ghana: DSW/3024
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