If you are looking for a truly off-the-beaten track weekend trip when volunteering in the town of Moshi, Tanzania, look no further than this extraordinary cultural homestay experience.
As part of this World Cleanup Day, African Impact volunteers are taking part in a global mass clean-up to part of the biggest civic action in human history.
It’s time to start building the perfect itinerary and visit one of the world’s top travel destinations, Southern Africa. We’ve done our very best to narrow down those activities you absolutely have to try and come up with the ultimate Southern Africa bucket list.
As an organization who has proudly worked with orphaned children across Africa for over a decade, the African Impact team feel a responsibility to respond to the growing criticism of volunteer travel that has been pushed to the forefront by recent comments from author and philanthropist, J.K. Rowling. We wish to bring balance to a debate that questions the role of volunteer tourism in childcare and push to end the common generalization of the international volunteer sector.
The G7 partners pledged $3bn to help fund education to over eight million vulnerable girls and women all over the world. This step has been taken at the G7 Summit to redress gender inequality by investing in girls’ education.
Sonia and her sister, Sarina, joined African Impact for 9 weeks spanning 4 volunteer projects in 3 countries. Sonia reveals her favorite parts of each project, tips for future volunteers and some of the activities she and Sarina did outside of her time at our volunteer houses.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s complicated persona and contentious history has been pushed to the forefront in the international media since her passing, but what is evidently clear is the remarkable impact she had on South Africa, its history, and its people. For the women of South Africa, she was a guiding light who taught us to be defiant and fearless. To be powerful. To embody strength, fortitude, and conviction.
Gender empowerment has come to the forefront of the western press. Hashtags such as #metoo and #timesup have seen huge global momentum. There is the potential for big change. But, for attitudes to alter, education is vital to empower girls.