Z-HOPE

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, International Women of Color will be traveling to Ghana in 2022.  Complete the Survey to express interest and join mailing list.

Service is one of our four tenets and this trip offers participants an opportunity to work on a service project will touring. Projects will not occur at the same time on the same day. While one group is completing their service project others on the tour will have other engaging activities.

ZETA PROJECTS

Participants will be grouped based on their interest, expertise and profession.

WoYeBra

WoYeBra has a dual-purpose, to train women to run their own business, and to keep girls in school. We do this by providing all of the resources and training for impoverished women to learn how to sew. This includes providing a free sewing machine, fabric, supplies, patterns and micro-funding, as well as marketing, sales training and finance education.

Z-HOPE Clinic

Participants will assist with basic health checks and distribution of medical (first aid) kits.

Cape Coast Library

Participants will work with small groups of school age students on literacy projects.

Water Wells

We will visit water wells maintained by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Preparing For Your Travel

Step 1

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO BEGIN PREPARATION FOR YOUR TRAVEL ABOARD

Your health is the number one concern and if you are interested in traveling to Ghana now is the time to begin the preparation.

You will need a YELLOW HEALTH CARD that list all the required immunizations. Start with you physician or local health department to begin.

What immunizations do you need?   

Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include

• Chickenpox (Varicella)

• Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis

• Flu (influenza)

• Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

• PolioPolio

If you were vaccinated against polio as a child but have never had a polio booster dose as an adult, you should get this booster dose. Adults need only one polio booster dose in their lives.  If you were not completely vaccinated as a child or do not know your vaccination status, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated.

Yellow FeverRequired for arriving travelers from all countries.

Note:   Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance.

Hepatitis A: Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Ghana.

Malaria: CDC recommends that travelers going to Ghana take prescription medicine to prevent malaria.

Depending on the medicine you take, you will need to start taking this medicine multiple days before your trip, as well as during and after your trip.

Talk to your doctor about which malaria medication you should take.

Typhoid:  Recommended for most travelers, especially those staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas. Hepatitis B:  Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages to Ghana.

Step 2

Go to your local Walgreens and take your passport photo and follow the instructions on the US Passport Website .  If you already have a passport, make ensure your Passport is valid 6 months after the trip. 

 

Step 3

GETTING PHYSICALLY FIT – It is never too early to get physically prepared for travel. This includes walking daily, exercising regularly, getting use to heat and humidity and eating healthy. You will want to be in your best physical shape. As we prepare to travel to Ghana, IWC will host several informational sessions that will include:• A Little Learning about Ghanaian Travel Guidelines, Geography & Ethnic Groups• Association & Assimilation – Languages, Food, Customs & Traditions• The Itinerary, Service Projects and Zeta Initiatives• Packing, Dress & Social Conduct

International Women of Color 2022