Our work in South Africa is about profoundly and sustainably offsetting the barriers that come with extreme poverty, an AIDS epidemic, and the aftermath of apartheid.
Whether you’re working in rural villages in Durban or the informal settlements in Johannesburg, you’ll see God moving in radical ways. You may be helping a child to read and defeat the odds stacked against them, building into a preschool that can change the trajectory of generational poverty, working in the kitchen helping prepare meals, or planting a garden that provides nutritious food to the students and local communities.
Experience beauty and gratitude in a way that will change your life. It’s intense. It’s powerful. It’ll shake you up. In fact, it may just spark a whole new direction for you.
Size of Trip: 40
Crossroads Community: Churchwide
Focus: Vulnerable Children
Minimum Age: 10
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $3,750
Arrive in South Africa
Worship at Church, Lunch and afternoon at V&A Waterfront
Workday with Build The Future
Table Mountain, Robben Island, Shopping at V&A Waterfront.
Depart South Africa
Located in Bantry Bay between the vibrant city and the Atlantic Ocean, the President Hotel welcomes you to Cape Town and all its breathtaking sights, thrilling activities and inspiring experiences. Sophisticated luxury and personal service come standard, while local style, authentic artwork and innovative design set us apart as the most-loved destination hotel in the Mother City. It’s all you love about Cape Town and more.
Build The Future was founded in 2006 to facilitate the early learning development of children in the informal settlements around Johannesburg. They believe that to encourage these grassroots communities, they must be “in the trenches”. So they are working to start pre-schools in these communities around South Africa, knowing that children who are given healthy food and an ideal learning environment today will be the successfully employed, tax-paying citizens of South Africa’s tomorrow.
What precautions will be taken for COVID?
A negative COVID-19 test is required within 72 hours before departure.
Follow CDC guidelines.
Follow all requirements of state and local authorities, as well as the rules of any vendors, venues, or partners that we visit or serve.
We will not require proof of the COVID vaccine to go on this trip which is consistent with Crossroads’ overall approach. However, if you are not yet vaccinated and are considering getting it, we want to encourage you to consider the time between doses and the departure date.
If you do contract COVID during the trip, you will need to quarantine. We do have insurance that will make any extra hotel, lodging, and medical expenses reimbursable to you up to certain limits.
How much does it cost?
$3,750. This covers your flight, hotel, meals, work supplies, travel insurance, and activities. Not covered are things like souvenirs, snacks at the airport, passport fees (if you need a new one) and shots (if you decide to get them).