Hello fellow VAC representatives!
Just wanting to get an idea of what other countries have in regards to policies about leaving village. For example, if you need an overnight trip to go to the bank or use the internet, how does that work? if you want to go see a friend in another village for a couple days how does that work? (vacation? do you need permission? etc).
Here in Burkina we are technically allowed to take 4 nights per month, "close to home", to take care of "personal business" like bank, food, internet, etc (the distance and the exact definition of personal business are not clearly defined) and recently our policy changed so that we have to ask our APCD for permission ANY time we leave village. We have had a "whereabouts phone" since forever which we text our location to any time we leave, but asking permission before we go is new. This feels a bit unreasonable, but maybe just because it's new? That's why I wanted to find out what it's like in other countries. Thanks so much for your input.