- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: South Africa
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: August
- Session Length: Other
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: Free
We see positive impact not only in the future progressive lives and activities of our youth participants, but also in the human rights efforts of the grassroots organizations where our youth volunteer their time and skills, and in the actions of policy makers who get involved through advocacy and sharing meetings.
GYC’s impact manifests itself not only in the future progressive lives and activities of our youth participants from around the world, but also in the human rights efforts of the grassroots organizations where our youth volunteer their time and skills, and in the actions of policy makers who get involved through our advocacy and sharing meetings.
Our educational methodology is drawn from a mixture of techniques and strategies used by the popular education movement. Our programs are highly interactive and experiential. We promote a “whole person” approach to leadership development as well as understand the importance of providing experiences for participants to connect with others in to engage in meaningful shared work. Our goal is to help young leaders learn about the ideas, concepts and strategies of human rights through engaging in meaningful dialogue, promoting critical analysis, encouraging self-reflection and fostering action.
This summer we have an opportunity for high school students 15-18 to apply for a trip with us to South Africa!
Within this community, the seventh Millennium Development Goal; to ensure environmental sustainability, has been identified as a top priority, due to the community located in close proximity to one of the most valuable resources within the State, the water body known as Midmar Dam which supplies water to users down steam. One of the main priorities of Midmar Dam is supplying water to the coastal city of Durban, the largest city on the east coast of South Africa, which accommodates the largest harbor on the continent of Africa.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM BRIEF:
Although a number of social projects focused on basic Human Rights are being implemented within the Mpophomeni community, additional support and assistance is constantly required. GYC Delegates will be introduced to the community, identifying particular community needs, such as sustainable vegetable gardening, effective water recycling, waste management & reuse etc.
GYC Delegates will be woven into community projects where they will learn alongside people who live in the community about what efforts are being made to push the community forward. This delegation is open to high school students from around the world.
Cost and Session Information
Dates: August 20 - 30, 2016
Program fee: $2,650 (includes local guide, local transportation, meals, accommodation, delegation materials, tips. Excludes airfare).
Here is a long to a more detailed agenda of what we will be doing.