I just received this via e-mail, & it seems legitimate. See the note on this website: http://www.citizens.org/news/newsletter/2005/october/articles/bbc.cfm
I can’t do it myself—I’m a mom & within the age range, but I have been to Africa before (Kenya) & have done other overseas traveling. Go for it if it looks right for you! The application deadline is NOVEMBER 10, 2005.
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 9:35 AM
Subject: FW: TV SERIESSEEKINGMOMSFOR AN AFRICAN
BBC Television and the Travel Channel are working on
an exciting new series that will take 8 mothers from
across the United States on a 7 week journey of
discovery to Africa. Please feel free to forward this
on to people you think might be interested.
This will be a life-transforming vacation for these
mothers to learn about each other, themselves and the
African continent. The itinerary includes the
countries of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and
Zambia (but may expand further). The production is
committed to the participants experiencing the real
lives of African people and encountering the full
diversity of the countries visited.
We are particularly interested in finding academic,
student/graduate and non-profit sector moms who have
an interest in Africa but have never had the chance to
Those chosen must be willing to give up all their
commitments (family, work and home) for the 7 week
period for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This
is a chance to explore the continent in a tailor-made,
hands-on vacation and make a lifelong connection with
7 other amazing women.
Applicants must be between the ages of 21-55 and never
have traveled outside the US, or have limited
traveling experience. These women should be prepared
to be on TV, be outgoing and articulate and ready to
take on a huge challenge.
If this isn’t you, please take a moment to consider
the dynamic women in your family, work circle or
social life that would make great candidates (Aunties,
teachers, friends at co-workers!). Please feel free to
forward this flyer to anyone, or any groups that would
be excited by this prospect. We have a tight deadline
and need all applications to be received by Thursday
November 10th! Please use the power of email to get
your nominations responding ASAP.
Interested moms can email the BBC at
over 7 years ago
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 974-9050