We want to offer students a positive, authentic, fun and life enhancing experiences.
Our global awareness travel programme aims to achieve this. As we have permanent bases across Sub-Saharan Africa, we can offer students the opportunity to connect with a project and a community before they travel to visit the same community.
Before travelling students will complete modules on gender equality, vaccine equity and environmental sustainability, and specifically the impact of these issues on the communities we work with in Africa. Students address ongoing, real-world scenarios, which allows students to learn through experience.
Students will then travel to Sub-Saharan Africa, to visit the same communities they have learnt about, to continue their impact on an experiential and culturally immersive experience.
Our projects in Africa are run full time and year-round and are developed alongside local communities to ensure the work we do is sustainable, responsible, and relevant to the needs of these communities.
The programme is designed to deliver life long learning outcomes, such as problem solving, resilience and collaboration. It is accrediated by ASDAN, so students can earn curriculum credits, which can support a University application.
We know Africa, we live and breathe it every day. We know our communities, our families, our tribes and our staff. We have built every project hand-in-hand with these communities, meaning it is led and directed by them, which provides an experience that truly transforms communities and, hopefully, your students.
We are fully financially protected, independent and robust. Bookings are fully flexible, if impacted by COVID.
Come and join us in Africa!
The Global Awareness Programme aims to deliver life-long learning outcomes.
These outcomes include:
The Programme curriculum:
Module 1: Introduction to Global Development
Overview: What does Global Development mean? What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Module 2: Sustainable Development in Africa
Overview: Module focuses on Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability case studies in Africa
Module 3: Developing Understanding
Overview: Learn about destinations and programmes to support.
Module 4 : Finding collaborative Solutions
Overview: Engage with our teams in Africa, via a live, interactive video call in Africa. Our team will discuss a specific issue the project currently has and begin a discussion about how students can support the community
Module 5 : Project Development
Overview: Students work together to develop ideas and solutions
Module 6: Action Plan
Overview: Present your ideas to our team in Africa.
Module 7: Travel to Africa (Travel Programme Only)
Overview: Visit the community you have been supporting.
Module 8: Conclusions and presentation.
Overview: Present your impact and learnings as a group.
Module 9, Self- Reflection
Overview: Personal learnings from the programme
Module 10. (optional) Ongoing engagement with the project via social media and volunteering.
Overview: On Completion of the programme, students will receive ASDAN certification and credits.
These topics are available across the following destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we operate full time.
- Greater Kruger Area, South Africa.
- Cape Town, South Africa.
- Livingstone, Zambia.
This is delivered online and, in the classroom, and includes live calls with our teams in Africa. Students will engage with our communities in Africa, while helping us address ongoing, real-world issues.
This programme extends the learning further as it includes an experiential journey to Africa where the students visit the community they have been supporting and immerse themselves in the country and culture, on a life-enhancing experience.