The Trusteeship trip to Tostan in Senegal, Africa is almost organized. We have enough details to share so you can do some planning and commit to the trip.
Our Trusteeship member and Meredith MacRae Award winner, Molly Melching, is the founder and president of Tostan, a human-rights organization focused on abandonment of genital cutting of women, preventing child marriage and educating all in villages throughout West Africa (www.tostan.org).
Trusteeship member Judy Miller introduced Tostan to all of us. About fifteen Trusteeship members visited Tostan in 2006. It was a memorable trip, definitely worthy of a reprise for its exotic, impactful learning experience and the fun of being together.
January 28, 2017 – February 5, 2017.
We do not have a day by day itinerary planned yet. In general, please expect:
Air Fare: Coach round trip between New York and Dakar is approximately $1,200. You will also have to get back and forth to Los Angeles.
Costs in Dakar: Ground transportation, hotels, most meals and any internal air flights will be approximately $3,000.
Contribution to the Judy Miller Tostan for Kids Fund: We are asking participants to contribute a minimum of $1,000 to help create another Trusteeship-funded Judy Miller Tostan for Kids program.
Total Cost of Trip: Approximately $5,200.
Reserve today! The maximum number of people that Tostan can accommodate is 20. Judy Miller’s daughters are interested in participating with the Trusteeship on this trip.