The concept of 'volunteering' does not accurately reflect the opportunities we provide for teams as it only tells half the story. Service-learning is a far more rounded, mutually beneficial approach, that allows our teams to learn and grow through the service they are providing, while supporting communities and initiatives overseas to achieve their long-term goals.
Our service-learning partnerships are well-defined with clear expectations to ensure our efforts do not disrupt, strain, or negatively impact a host community. This means we don't ask our teams to 'teach' when they are not qualified to do so, nor do we ask them to build infrastructure when they don't have the appropriate skills.
Instead, our teams are empowered and educated by our overseas partners, supporting in any way that is deemed appropriate to their skill set and necessary to meet the projects' targets.
Our service-learning partnerships are categorised into eight key groups:
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Female Empowerment
- Cultural Exchange
- Animal Welfare
- Community Support
- Quality Education
These rich, meaningful experiences mould young people into Global Citizens with a greater sense of social responsibility and understanding that they will value for a lifetime.
Here are some examples of the types of initiatives we work with around the world.