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Daily Events Overview

Day 1 – All day travel from the US to Douala, Cameroon. Day 2 – The group arrives in Douala, greeted by Heifer Cameroon staff and transported to the hotel to get settled in and rested from the long travel day.

Day 1 – All day travel from the US to Douala, Cameroon.

Day 2 – The group arrives in Cameroon and will be greeted by Heifer Cameroon staff. The night will be spent in Douala, the country's most populated city.

Day 3 – Group travels to Bamenda, located in the northwest part of Cameron. Once reaching the destination, the team will attend an introductory session to outline the trip itinerary.

Day 4 - The day will begin in the morning at the Heifer Cameroon office where the group will complete an orientation session to learn about Heifer International's history and cornerstones. Heifer has multiple community development projects on-going in the country and the group will learn about their community development model. The afternoon will include a visit to the Bamenda Handicraft Centre to learn about traditional markets and products of this region of Cameroon.

Day 5 – Group to visit a Heifer project focused on swine in the Western Highlands including a meeting with the Abeineh Mixed Farming Group in Bafut. Lunch will be spent with members of the community.

Day 6 - The day will begin with a visit to a Heifer swine project. The group will meet with the Mbei Community Forest and Struggling Widows Farming groups to learn more about their role in Cameroon's agricultural industry.

Day 7 – The day's focus will be to learn about Cameroon's culture. The group will visit the Bafut Palace which has been the fulcrum of political power for over 400 years and is still a center for religious rites and traditional ceremonies. Masked dances, called "Juju" and time to explore the city and Central Market of Bafut will conclude the day.

Day 8 – Group to experience a local mass or church service and experience culture in west central Africa.

Day 9 - The group will visit a Small-Scale Dairy Development Project in the city of Bemendankwe.

Day 10 – Final day to include travel from Bamenda area to Douala and include final reflection sessions and farewell dinner. Depart for US.