Are you in this predicament right now? Is your son or daughter about to embark on the trip of a lifetime? Are you putting on a brave face whilst actually quaking inside at the very thought of your offspring setting off without you?
Tourists flock to Cape Town, South Africa, every year for it’s iconic mountains, beautiful beaches and laid back lifestyle. However, this top holiday destination is much more complex than meets the eye. With countless activities such as hiking, surfing, skydiving, rugby matches and delicious food to try, it is easy to overlook the economic disparity only a short distance away.
Today, our volunteer projects in South Africa are observing Youth Day; a holiday dedicated to the youth of this amazing country. It honors the death of many schoolchildren on a day in 1976 that changed the course of history in South Africa. Here, Cape Town Business Manager, Kaylee, shares with you a slice of this history, and how African Impact are still fighting for the rights of youth in this city.
We are delighted to announce that our ‘Build-It’ volunteer program in Zambia is this year’s recipient of the GoAbroad award for Innovative New Program.
We couldn’t be prouder, and feel that it is a great time to share with you what this exceptional initiative is achieving! We also want to say a HUGE thank you to our partner charity The Happy Africa Foundation, and each and every volunteer who has donated their time and money to get this program off the ground – we couldn’t have done it without you!
You can, of course, choose to visit South Africa for a week or two and go on safari, see some of the sights… but if you truly want to experience the best of South Africa, there’s only one way to do it – volunteer here.
2017 marks the 24th annual World Travel Awards that ‘acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries’.