South Africa

Durban - Durban Thanksgiving Trip

11/22 - 12/1/2024
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South Africa is a country with diverse landscapes from rugged coastlines to rolling hills and sprawling savannas. It’s a place where people from different cultures and backgrounds come together to create a unique and vibrant society. Durban is a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences. However, like many places in the world, it faces significant social and economic challenges. Due to the impact of Apartheid, poverty, malnourishment, and lack of education are major issues that affect the most vulnerable members of society, especially children. A trip to Durban, South Africa aims to help vulnerable children break the cycle of poverty through education.

You will work to build new schools and collaborate with local students and teachers to create a nurturing learning environment. With an emphasis on sustainable development, this trip aims to provide long-term solutions to address the educational needs of the local community.

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. GO help create a more sustainable future for children in Durban.

Cultural Experience:
Nelson Mandela Capture site, learn more about Apartheid
Thula Thula elephant sanctuary for a game drive and lunch

Work with teachers and students in the classroom, construction and painting projects, gardening, meal prep, and meal packing with Rise Against Hunger
You can do this!
90% of people who sign up for a GO Trip are unsure of how they’ll pay for it. And yet nearly every single person in the history of trips has been able to raise money and GO.
Signup Deadline: 6/10/2024
When: 11/22 - 12/1/2024
Deposit: $300
Focus: Vulnerable Children
Size of Trip: 40
Minimum Age: 10
Restrictions: None
Work Level: Moderate
Type: All
Total Cost: $3900
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