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Haiti: GOALS Haiti

USE SOCCER TO PROVIDE HOUSING, nutrition and environmental services to disadvantaged youth

Every the third half trip is built around a curriculum designed to develop your Social & Emotional Intelligence (SEI). We focus on 21st century learning skills like grit, initiative, curiosity and critical thinking through a blend of collaborative workshops and hands-on experiences with local people.

Your trip will be hosted by the respected non-profit organization ‘GOALS Haiti’. For many kids in Haiti, GOALS provides their very first opportunity to play soccer in a structured and safe environment. Soccer is used not only to enhance physical health and promote a positive personal attitude, but GOALS Haiti also uses it to raise awareness about health, nutrition, sanitation, gender equality and education.

You’ll work with GOALS coaches to help deliver education and soccer programs to local youth.

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Day 1:

Depart for Haiti. Arrival in Port-au-Prince. Transfer to Léogâne by private bus. Hotel check in. Welcome meeting with GOALS Haiti Team Leader.

Day 2:

Tour of GOALS Haiti facilities. Pick up soccer game with local children. Walking tour of Haitian Village. Lunch at village with GOALS families. Walking tour of Léogâne City. Haitian Creole language and cultural lesson.

Day 3:

7 vs. 7 soccer scrimmage. Orphanage soccer outreach program. Agricultural and architecture tour. Evening in the city.

Day 4

Soccer and Language Lesson. Voudou Pilgrimage Hike. Pick up soccer with local kids. Global Leadership Development Workshop 1: ‘Global Leadership and International Development’.

Day 5

Soccer training session with local coach. Coaching session for local kids. Sugar and mango local economy tour.

Day 6

GOALS Community service project. Friendly Soccer Match. Evening in the city. Global Leadership Development Workshop 2: ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking’.

Day 7

Transfer to Port-au-Prince. Museum visit. Lunch at historic Gingerbread Voudou Hotel. Visit to the National Stadium.

Day 8

Transfer to Jacmel. Waterfall hike. Jacmel city walking tour. Free time at the beach. Global Leadership Development Workshop 3: Community Development and Sustainable Tourism.

Day 9

Transfer back to Léogâne. Friendly match against local team. Baking and breaking bread at the GOALS bakery. Pick-up soccer in Léogâne city. Dinner in Léogâne City restaurant and visit to art gallery.

Day 10

GOALS Community service project with local children. Voudou temple tour. Attend a local soccer match.

Day 11

Transfer to Port-au-Prince. Visit GOALS Haiti’s plastic recycling partner. Visit local artisan shop for souvenir shopping.

Day 12

Transfer to airport, fly home. Arrive home.

Thanks to your visit, GOALS Haiti will be able to achieve goals like:

  • Enroll 20 high school students in school for a whole year
  • Sponsor one of their soccer teams with materials, food, water, educational classes andcommunity service projects for one year
  • Sponsor GOALS literacy classes for 20 students for 6 months including materials, food and teacher salaries.

Carry-on

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Reuseable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to travel form
  • Emergency contacts
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Two passport photos (needed for Visa)
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera

Important reminders

Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing. Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees). *Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.

* Price is per person based on a group of 20 travelers and is subject to change.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Full board during your stay (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All required ground transportation throughout your trip (airport transfers included)
  • All soccer training sessions
  • All community service and educational activities
  • All cultural and sightseeing activities
  • Use of training facilities for soccer practice sessions
  • Water during all practices
  • 2-3 friendly soccer games against local teams
  • A full time Tour Supervisor on-call 24 hours a day
  • Cancellation and medical insurance

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