Belize Missions and Ministry 2015

Solar Energy and Computer Literacy for Schools

Dates: January 5-27, 2015

January 2014 Kenyon/MVNU Group

SemIntDevSyllabus2015.doc: Syllabus

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Vital Information

  • Depart: Jan. 2
  • Return: Jan. 23
  • Course: ITD2029 Mission and Ministries. This fulfills the Crossing Cultures core requirement.
  • Cost: $2027 on campus, $2350 off campus (Current estimate, may be slightly less)
  • Payments: $750 by Oct 15, Total, by Nov 15.
  • Requirements: MVNU student with valid passport
  • Solar Panel Position

Required Preparation Meetings (Tuesday's, 6:45-7:45). Location: JSB143.

  1. Oct 7
  2. Oct 28
  3. Nov 11
  4. Dec 2

Flight Details

Date Depart Arrive From To Flight # Airline
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015 6:10 am 8:15 am Columbus Houston UA3491 United
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015 8:50 am 11:20 am Houston Belize UA1407 United
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015 12:20 pm 2:59 pm Belize Houston UA1478 United
Tue., Jan. 27, 2015 7:00 pm 10:32 pm Houston Columbus UA3476 United

Power and lighting Links

Forms

Must be completed by Nov. 15.

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Projects
  1. SOLAR POWER FOR SCHOOLS - Electricity is very expensive in Belize. It is typically the largest percentage of the budget after teacher salaries. Sunlight is very available. On this project we will be install solar power systems on 2-4 schools (funding pending), and at the lodge we are staying at (to serve as a demonstration, and to help defray food and lodging costs)
  2. COMPUTER LABS IN SCHOOLS - Creation of internet connected computer labs in schools. Working with students, teachers, administrators, and community people in workshops on how to use computers and the internet.
Activities
  1. Sunday church in Succtoz.
  2. A visit to the Belize - Belize Zoo Link
  3. A visit to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins - Xunantunich Link
  4. A visit to Mountain Pine Ridge - Link
  5. Snorkeling and Swimming on Caye Caulker

Blog

Student actively will collaborate on a collective blog describing their experience

Belize News

  1. www.belizenews.net - Channel 7
  2. www.plustvbelize.com

Calendar


January 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        01 02 03
04 05
San Ignacio
Kenyon and MVNU Travel to Belize
06
San Ignacio
San Ignacio, Schools
07
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
08
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
09
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
10
San IgnacioVisit Belize Zoo,
11
San Ignacio
Church, Xunantunich
12
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
13
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
14
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
15
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
16
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
17
San Ignacio
Lamini Mayan Ruins, River Boat Cruse
18
San Ignacio
Church, River Tubing
19
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
20
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
21
San Ignacio
*Project Work* Research Grid Tie Licensing in Belize. Visit Amilcar. Build an 80 gb windows E6400 for cook. Repack bins. Solve Iris Electrcal Issues. Get water, return bottles. Fix Wireless. Fix Electric Usage Spreadsheet.
22
San Ignacioqw
*Project Work*
23
San Ignacio
*Project Work*
24
San Ignacio
Mountain Pine Ridge (Waterfall, Hiking, swimming)
25
Caye Caulker
Church, Travel to Caye Caulker
26
Caye Caulker
Snorkeling
27
Caye Caulker
Return Home
28 29 30 31


  • 5 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    Kenyon and MVNU Travel to Belize
  • 6 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    San Ignacio, Schools
  • 7 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 8 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 9 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 10 Jan 2015 - San IgnacioVisit Belize Zoo,
  • 11 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    Church, Xunantunich
  • 12 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 13 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 14 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 15 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 16 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 17 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    Lamini Mayan Ruins, River Boat Cruse
  • 18 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    Church, River Tubing
  • 19 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 20 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 21 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work* Research Grid Tie Licensing in Belize. Visit Amilcar. Build an 80 gb windows E6400 for cook. Repack bins. Solve Iris Electrcal Issues. Get water, return bottles. Fix Wireless. Fix Electric Usage Spreadsheet.
  • 22 Jan 2015 - San Ignacioqw
    *Project Work*
  • 23 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    *Project Work*
  • 24 Jan 2015 - San Ignacio
    Mountain Pine Ridge (Waterfall, Hiking, swimming)
  • 25 Jan 2015 - Caye Caulker
    Church, Travel to Caye Caulker
  • 26 Jan 2015 - Caye Caulker
    Snorkeling
  • 27 Jan 2015 - Caye Caulker
    Return Home

Required Preparation Meetings

These are required meets for all.

Mandatory meeting 11:00-12:00 Thursday, Oct 3rd during common hour for everyone interested/planning on trip.
Dates
  • Depart: January 2, 2015
  • Return: January 10, 2015

Important Contacts

U.S. Embassy Belize

4 Floral Park Road
Belmopan, Belize
Telephone: (501) 822-4011
Fax: (501) 822-4012

Belize Emergency Services Number: 911

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Enrollment and Proposed Costs

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Mailing list

Participant Email
Doug Karl doug@dougkarl.com
Cameron Deardorff camdeardorff@mail.mvnu.edu
Carlos Deligiannides cardeligiannides@mail.mvnu.edu
Keegan Hare keehare@mail.mvnu.edu
Nathan Henderson nathan@ndhmt.com
Collin N Shawler shawlercn@mail.mvnu.edu

doug@dougkarl.com;camdeardorff@mail.mvnu.edu;cardeligiannides@mail.mvnu.edu;keehare@mail.mvnu.edu;nathan@ndhmt.com;shawlercn@mail.mvnu.edu

Links

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