Ramase Ayiti

Embark on a legacy of change with Impact Global International Summer 2019 in Haiti.

 

JOIN IGI IN HAITI THIS SUMMER!

We are pleased to announce that after much hard work in building our IGI Tampa community, we are officially launching our first group travel experience to Haiti Summer 2019! There we will team up with our IGI volunteers and partners abroad to further advance our cause to produce sustainable change.

This is your chance to not only be a part of amazing projects like building a Biodigester on site, hearing from inspiring speakers, and participating in cultural and environmental tours, but also to immerse yourself in Haitian culture, history, and cuisine.  We invite you to come along, make some friends, learn some Creole, enjoy the beach, and be a part of our ongoing environmental projects. 


QUICK TRIP INFO

DATES

JULY 20-27 2019

TOTAL COST

$1,500

COUNTRY

HAITI

Deadline to apply

April 30, 2019

 

2018 HAITI TRIP RECAP VIDEO

HIGHLIGHTS

We will be in Haiti from July 20 - 27, 2019 to embark a legacy of change. Some highlights of the trip include the following: 

  • Participate in Community cleanups in Montrouis, Haiti

  • Build a biodigestor at a school

  • Visit Schools to talk about recycling and waste management

  • Outreach to schools by giving school supplies

  • Visit SANCO site for a tour of their waste management facilities

  • Historical day tour at Port Au Prince 

  • Hearing from inspirational community leaders

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JULY 20, 2019 | Day 1: Arrival

● Arrival in Port Au Prince (morning)

● About a 90 minute drive to Hotel DeCameron

● Arrive at the Hotel (Check In)

● 11:00 - 12:30 - Free Time to settle in

● 12:30 - Lunch at hotel

● Distribute Materials to all members and volunteers based on their designation for the trip

● 14:30 - 18:00 - Free Time

● Dinner then discuss next day plans

● 19:00 - Evening Meeting: Welcome to Haiti/go over itinerary (Dinner at private room in hotel)


Lodging: Hotel Decameron (L, D)



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JULY 21, 2019 | Day 2: History of Haiti

● Learning about the History of Haiti: Day Tour in Port Au Prince with tour guide



JULY 22, 2019 | Day 3: Biodigester Project and Community Cleanup

● 07:00 - Breakfast & Morning Meeting

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● 08:00 - leave for Biodigester Project

● Meet the youth in the community to start the Biodigester Project

● Eat lunch at a local restaurant

● Head back to hotel

● Gather materials and supplies for community clean up

● Community clean up

● head back to hotel for dinner

Lodging: Hotel Decameron (B, L (on bus), D)



 

JULY 23, 2019 | Day 4: Biodigester Site and March to Keep Haiti Clean

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07:00 - breakfast and morning meeting (Prepare for Outreach Event)

● 08:00 - Leave hotel and head to biodigester site

● Dig the first hole for the Biodigester

● Have lunch at a local restaurant

● 15:30 - 17:00 - March to keep Haiti Clean “Ramase Ayiti” March to the Market (Montrouis)

● Go to local Market and conduct a clean up (Keep count of all waste collected in Montrouis)

  • Organic Waste

  • Plastics

  • Consolidation

● Head back to hotel

● Have dinner on our own at hotel

● 19:00 - night meeting


Lodging: Hotel Decameron (B, L (on bus), D)



JULY 24, 2019 | Day 5: Tour of SANCO

● 08:00 - breakfast at the hotel and morning meeting

● Enjoy a free morning

● 12:00 - lunch at hotel

● 13:00 - Visit the SANCO facility

● Head back to Hotel

● Have dinner on own and free time

● 20:00 - night meeting


Lodging: Hotel Decameron (B, L, D)


 

JULY 25, 2019 | Day 6: Education and Empowerment

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● 08:00 - breakfast

● Have some free time this morning

● 12:00 - Lunch at hotel

  • 12:30 - Education and Empowerment: Visit school and teach the importance of empowerment

    • School outreach

    • School supply give away

● Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Biodigester site

● Head back to hotel for dinner

● 19:00 - evening meeting

Lodging: Hotel Decameron (B, L, D)


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ACCOMMODATIONS

Royal DEcameron

We will be staying at Royal Decameron which is covered by your total trip cost.

A Haitian jewel, surrounded by a 55-hectare natural reserve and 2 kilometers of white sand beaches, colored by an indigo blue sea and ski, can be found between the sea and the mountains of Hispaniola Island, now known as Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The resort is located on the paradisiac Côte des Arcadins, only 90 minutes from the Toussaint Louverture International Airport and the historic center of Port Au Prince, the capital of Haiti, where you will enjoy an interesting mix of culture between music, voodoo and carnivals.

Here, rest and serenity are the rule, amidst a delicious tropical climate averaging 30 degrees centigrade, the warmth of Haitian people and the charm of its gastronomy.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Anything can happen before or during your travels. We strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself and your trip. Be sure to read in detail about each plan and see what’s right for you. If you have a credit card, don’t forget to check out any offers you might already have through your account!  For everyone else, here’s a link to some helpful resources for you to get on your way.

ABOUT HAITI

(French: Haïti [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti [ajiti])

Officially called the Republic of Haiti, Haiti is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic.

The name Haiti (or Hayti) comes from the indigenous Taíno language which was the native name given to the entire island of Hispaniola to mean, "land of high mountains.”

Despite being riddled with a dark history of colonialism, slavery, and oppression, Haiti still remains the world’s only successful slave uprising, through a rebellion led by former slave and first black general of the French Army, Toussaint Louverture who, along with his successor, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, transformed an entire society of slaves into an independent country.

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