South Africa
Johannesburg / Durban / June / Childhood Education

6/21/2019 - 6/30/2019

For all you amazing teachers out there—plus your friends and fam—here’s a unique chance to build cross-cultural relationship with preschool teachers in Kya Sand, Johannesburg and Ndwedwe, Durban. We’ll 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.

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Sign Up Deadline: 2/18/2019
When: 6/21/2019 - 6/30/2019
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 20
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: Background Check Required, Early Childhood Educator
Total Cost: $3200 (Don't worry. Check this out.)

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How much does it cost?

$3,200/$3,400.
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, Fly to Durban


Day 6-7

Workday with Build The Future in Ndwedwe


Day 8

Safari and Lunch @ Thula Thula, Dinner out


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 - coffee, tea and juice. Lunches will be bagged lunches of PB&J sandwiches, fruit and chips. Again 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

The Boulders

The Boulders 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, The Boulders is on the beachfront. The condos are three bedroom, furnished in "beach house style" with stunning views over the warm Indian Ocean and “Granny's Pool"- a small, semi-private beach.

Fix breakfast with you condo mates, you’ll have choices like eggs, bacon, toast, pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruit - 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.

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