APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31st, 2019 (Please submit the form as early as possible even if you are still completing the required reference documents). The earlier we receive the application, the better!
TRIP OVERVIEW INFORMATION:
The purpose of this trip will help support Kids Homes in Sri Lanka by setting up a "Like Skills" room where kids/youth are empowered with basic life skills (cooking, cleaning and IT). Specialized help in the areas of basic construction, music/sound training, and medical/health awareness will be dependent on whether or not we have team members who can lead these initiatives.
Check out this short video of some of the work our host Global Worker (Therese Koelmeye) engages with: https://youtu.be/YwNClXvQDJQ (copy and paste link into browser).
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION
NAME & PASSPORT INFORMATION: Please ensure the name you provide on this application form is the same name and spelling that appears on your passport. A passport is mandatory for participation on an international team. If your passport will expire within 6 months of the departure date of the trip, you will need to get a new passport because the airline will not let you fly if it is within this time period.
2. MEDICAL INFORMATION
OVERSEAS MEDICAL INSURANCE: Comprehensive medical insurance is mandatory for all team members and a copy of the confirmation will be required.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Please indicate all medical conditions that may affect or restrict your activity.
MEDICATIONS: Please list all medications that require a prescription from a doctor and make sure the spelling and dosage are correct.
3. PERSONAL REFERENCES
We ask that you submit two personal references: One from a person you have known for a minimum of two years and a second from a pastor. References should be sent to the Global Focus Pastor by the person who is filling out the reference form (digital copy preferred - email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. TEAM COVENANT & LIABILITY RELEASE
Please read the sections carefully and indicate your acceptance of the Team Covenant & Liability Release. Clear communication and defined expectations are important for a positive cross-cultural experience.
5. PARENTAL CONSENT
If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian read and sign the Parental Consent Form.
6. PAYMENT INFORMATION
TEAM MEMBER DEPOSIT: A $200 deposit (non-refundable) will be required 1-week after team selections are made
Each team member is encouraged to raise his or her portion of the team's expenses, through personal funds or fundraising efforts (The team will also organize fundraising efforts together; the amount raised will help offset the cost of each team member). Tax receipts for donations of $10 or more are available to all donors.
TRIP COST: The estimated cost for each Sri Lanka team member is $2,500-$3,000 (not including immunizations). This may fluctuate given variables such as, flight costs etc... Any variation in cost will be clearly communicated with the team in writing as soon as possible.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Please review the payment schedule (Please be aware that team fundraising will help to offset the total cost of the trip).
March 18th, 2019: $200 Team Member Deposit - cost covers confirmation for the plane ticket and host feesApril 18th, 2019: $1,500 Plane Ticket Payment - cost covers the remaining owed for team member plane ticketTBD: $1,000-$1,200 Final Payment - cost covers remaining amount for team trip expenses
The cost of immunizations are not included in the total trip cost, so if you require immunizations, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for information on Travel Health and Travel Clinics. Vaccinations can be costly and may need to be administered weeks in advance of your departure date. Your team leader(s) may recommend a travel clinic that offers this service, however you are responsible for completing and submitting proof of immunizations. Some health coverage plans cover the cost of immunizations.
Visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for a list of recommended vaccinations. Proof of your immunization will need to be submitted and verified by team leader(s).
8. TEAM MEETINGS
After committing to the team, you are required to attend ALL team meetings. These meetings are essential for planning trip programs/activities & fundraising initiatives, administration, and team bonding.
Your team leader(s) will schedule the best meeting date possible for all team members (weekend meetings tend to be the best times to meet, so please keep this in mind for the months leading up to the trip).
Praying with everyone considering this Global Focus Trip-Global Focus Committee