Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Beyond Borders: You can come too!!

On the 1st September 2010 a group of students will do something extraordinary.
1st September is the date when 18 University of London students begin a wonderful journey that will see them explore the West Africa coastline. This journey is called SOAS Beyond Borders 2010 and we are inviting you to join us! We currently have space for two more University of London students (or recent graduates) to join the team.

The tour will last until the 22nd September and will begin in Lagos, Nigeria, before continuing on to cities & villages in Benin, Togo, and Ghana. The aim of the tour is to achieve cross-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding.

The tour involves university debates & football matches, as well as an orphanage visit and football coaching to children. In Ghana we will spend 3 days helping to build a community school in the Volta region; a town called Ho. This is in addition to a host of cultural activities that involve informal Yoruba lessons and visits to historical sites. The university debates will be with the Universities of Lagos & Ibadan and each debate team MUST consist of 2 men and 1 woman. For that reason, we PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGE women to get in touch.

If this is something you are interested in taking part in, or you want to hear more about the full aims & activities of the tour please contact the tour organiser: Toib Olomowewe, on toib.olomowewe@soas.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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