South Africa
Johannesburg / July / Mason Only

7/3/2020 - 7/12/2020

Join your fellow Mason team this July that’s linking up with our amazing partner, Build the Future. On a landfill in Kya Sand, they’ve created a preschool out of shipping containers that now serves as a lifeline for the surrounding informal shack settlement. Here, you may jump in as a gardener, painter, cook, classroom helper or soccer mate. In Motsoaledi, we join Build the Future’s community feeding program where you’ll pack and deliver nourishing meals. The work is real and powerful—both for you and those you serve. You’ll wrap up your trip with an overnight in a beautiful game lodge where an incredible safari and plenty of time to rest, awaits.

Trip is Full

When: 7/3/2020 - 7/12/2020
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 25
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Sign up Deadline: 2/29/2020
Total Cost: $3,200 (Don't worry. Check this out.)


How much does it cost?

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!

Day 1

Depart US

Day 2

Arrive in South Africa

Day 3

Worship at Grace Bible Church, Visit the Apartheid Museum

Day 4-5

Workday with Build The Future in Kya Sand

Day 6

Morning meal packing with Rise Against Hunger then take meals to Build The Future feeding program in Mosoaledi and prepare meal for community

Day 7

Workday with Build The Future in Kya Sand

Day 8

Morning visit to Build The Future Pre School in Kya Sand, leave for Bakubung Bush Lodge and Evening Safari

Day 9

Shopping, Depart South Africa

Day 10

Arrive home

Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

There are 50 two bedroom thatched bungalows. Each Bungalow has a tea and coffee station, en suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a veranda where guests can enjoy watching a glorious African sunset. Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Impala, and Springbok roam the grounds outside the rooms. Rooms overlook a beautiful lake with a rock wall dam and beautiful waterfall.

Expect a typical breakfast buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, toast, pastries, cereal, yogurt, and fruit plus coffee, tea, or juice. Lunches will be bagged lunches of PB&J sandwiches, fruit, and chips. Dinner will be a buffet with a salad bar, usually chicken, beef, or pork entrees with plenty of pasta, potatoes, and veggies.

Visit the Cradle Moon website

Build the Future

Build the Future aims to take as many kids off the street and enroll them in our preschools, so they can be safe, while learning and playing. They are striving to plant preschools in areas that are densely populated with local inhabitants, who are the poorest of the poor, but who’s children deserve an education and nourishment. They go where no-one else will, for the future of South Africa.

Learn more about Build the Future

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.

Learn more Grace Bible Church