South Africa
Durban / June / Educator Trip

6/17/2022 - 6/26/2022

For all you amazing teachers out there—plus your friends and fam—here’s a unique chance to build cross-cultural relationships with teachers at Waterfall Combined School and Preschool in Ndwedwe, Durban. You will be working shoulder to shoulder with our partner, Build the Future, to help equip their teachers in making a maximum impact on their students. If you have family and friends who want to join you for this adventure, bring them along for the ride.


Signup Deadline: 2/17/2022


When: 6/17/2022 - 6/26/2022


Deposit: $300


Size of Trip: 25


Crossroads Community: Churchwide


Focus: Education, Vulnerable Children


Audience: Educators


Minimum Age: 12


Restrictions: Background Check Required


Total Cost: $3,200 


Day 1

Depart US


Day 2

Arrive in South Africa


Day 3

Worship, Sightsee in Durban, Visit Luthuli Museum, play in the Indian Ocean


Day 4-7

Workday at Waterfall Schools


Day 8

Safari and Lunch @ Thula Thula


Day 9

Morning rest and solitude time, Shopping, Depart South Africa


Day 10

Arrive home


Les Mouettes

Les Mouettes condo complex is located in Ballito, a small, bustling, modern village nestled between the rolling sugar cane hills and the warm Indian Ocean Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Situated just 30 minutes north of Durban, in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, Les Mouettes is on the beachfront. The condos are three bedrooms, furnished in “beach house style” with stunning views over the warm Indian Ocean and “Granny’s Pool”—a small, semi-private beach.

Enjoy a catered breakfast with your trip mates; you’ll have choices like eggs, bacon, toast, pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruit with coffee, tea and juice. Lunches will be bagged lunches of PB&J sandwiches, fruit and chips. Dinner will be a catered buffet with a salad, usually chicken, beef or pork entrees with plenty of potatoes and veggies and dessert.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

South Africa has been called the most unequal country in the world, and is the nation with the most people living with HIV/AIDS. Our partner, Grace Bible Church, is one of the largest churches in South Africa, centered in Soweto, a mega-township just outside Johannesburg. Grace Bible is a true force for change in the country and a beacon for hope.


BUILD THE FUTURE

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.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$3,200.

That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family. Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT?

It's about 18 hours.

Long enough to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and still get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Awesome!