WASH in Schools Trip - Bensa, Ethiopia

Opportunity Overview


WASH in Schools - Steps to Better Health

Are you passionate about investing in future and seeing youth make a difference in the lives of those around them? 

Lifewater International (LI) is excited to train new field office staff members in The Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia  in our WASH in Schools - Steps to Better Health curriculum. The Lifewater Bensa field office team will then train primary school teachers in the Bensa region of Ethiopia how to instigate and lead effective Water access, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) clubs in schools. These activities are part of a larger regional WASH program to mobilize 3000 households in constructing their own household latrines and handwashing stations, construct or rehabilitate 99 water points, and serve 4 primary schools serving 5,800 students and teachers over the next three years.

A team of 3 qualified volunteers will travel with 1 Lifewater staff member to Debre Zeit, Ethiopia to train LI Bensa staff in Lifewater's  WASH in Schools - Steps to Better Health curriculum. 

NOTE: The estimated trip cost DOES NOT include international airfare which is estimated at $1800. Individuals will purchase airfare on their own.  All on the ground costs such as lodging, food, and transportation are included in the estimated trip cost of ($1350). 

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Cost: $1,350.00 due 12/1/2016

Milestone Amount Due Date
Security Deposit $500.00 11/30/2016
Name Description Location Date Required?
Conference Call #2 (All times PST) The purpose of this call is to review training schedule, review travel itinerary, and also talk about cross cultural communication and what to expect.Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/387428589You can also dial in using your phone.United States +1 (630) 869-1015Access Code: 387-428-589 Dec 16 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST Yes
Form Description Due Date Required?
Emergency Contact Form Please complete this emergency contact form and email to [email protected] or mail to Lifewater at PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 12/4/2016 Required
Trip Preparation Form Please sign and complete and refer to the Trip Preparation Policy.

Email to [email protected] or Lifewater ATTN: Trips PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
12/4/2016 Required
Trip Preparation Policy Please refer to the Trip Preparation Policy when completing your Trip Preparation Form.
Trip Funds Policy Please refer to the Trip Funds Policy when completing the Trip Preparation Form.
Trip Packing List Listed here is a recommended packing list. Volunteers are asked to pack very light and limit their luggage to no more than 40lbs.

Lifewater recommends traveling with carryon luggage only.
Tracking Volunteer Time Volunteers are asked to record all volunteer hours in preparation and execution of of the training trip. Please do not record more than 12 hours a day and submit all hours on 14dayz website before the 5th of the following month.
Trip Insurance Overview Lifewater purchases emergency travel insurance for all volunteers. Please review the overview document.
Health and Medical Information Please complete the attached Health and Medical Information and return to Julie Smith at [email protected] or mail to Lifewater Attn: Trips PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. 12/4/2016 Required
Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Form Please complete this emergency contact form and email to [email protected] or mail to Lifewater at PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 12/4/2016 Required
Team Member Trip Report This form is to be completed within 2 weeks of your return. Kindly email this report to Julie Waechter ([email protected]) 2/19/2017 Required
Child Protection Policy Please sign and send to Julie. [email protected] 12/4/2016 Required
  1. You must complete Lifewater's Transformational Mission course and Lifewater's WASH in Schools course
  1. Facilitation
  1. You must be in good physical health and able to travel to rural parts of Asia.

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Christine Zurbach
(805) 541-6634