Travel to Africa and choose from three fascinating destinations as your base for contributing to a regional Gender Equality initiative. From either Cape Town in South Africa, Livingstone in Zambia or Moshi in Tanzania you can expect this 3-week program to explore the issues surrounding gender equality in an African context. Expand your theoretical knowledge by implementing strategies to measure and assess impact, and improve existing structures within a set framework.
The curriculum can be tailor-made according to the group’s academic focus and desired learning outcomes. You will have access to our resident experts in African development studies for an in-depth approach to the subject matter. This course would be particularly beneficial to students of international development, gender studies, human rights, education, anthropology, sociology and African studies.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE:
- Going global and working alongside experts in the fields of gender and development studies
- Taking advantage of local experts and existing relationships to further develop the scope of your curriculum. Beyond the fascinating sites and culture, our three locations offer multiple opportunities to explore a development landscape that is yet to be shaped
- Through a series of lectures, workshops, focus groups and guided reflection, you will develop an understanding of the complex influences and consequences surrounding gender equality in an African context
- Using research as a tool for expanding cultural understanding, giving your students the platform to connect to the subject matter beyond stereotypes
- Students being exposed to multiple cultures, languages, social situations and contradicting viewpoints, which will naturally bolster their soft skills such as communication, intercultural learning ability, collaboration and adaptability
- Directly impacting over 220 girls regionally
- Enjoying the many travel highlights of Livingstone, Cape Town, or Kilimanjaro
About the Destinations
Cape Town is arguably one the most stunning cities in the world. Framed between oceans and mountains, it’s surrounded by incredible natural beauty, with Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, an absolute highlight. Cape Town also a place of huge diversity, lively cultures, and a vibrant nightlife. Living here is dynamic and interesting, and weekends will give you a huge variety of exciting activities. You can, for instance, go to the top of Table Mountain, visit the historic Robben Island, venture to the iconic Cape Point, or hang out on some of the many beaches. If you’re into food and design, you can also choose to visit some of the trendy markets for some culinary treats and locally designed goods. Moreover, once you venture outside of Cape Town, you’ll find gorgeous winelands and stunning National Parks that are well worth a good road trip.
A small city with rural character and friendly people, Livingstone is a welcoming and charming place. It’s also a place of natural beauty; Livingstone is situated on the mighty Zambezi River, only ten kilometres away from the famous Victoria Falls, and surrounded by the bush (and yes, elephants roam around on the outskirts of the town). Weekends will give you the opportunity to encounter wildlife on game drives in a nearby National Park, to venture onto the Zambezi for a boat cruise, or to get soaked by the spray of the falls. For the adventurous type, there’s plenty to explore too. Known as the Adventure Capital of Africa, Livingstone offers dare-devil activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, or gorge swinging. A tourist hub spot for good reason, the Zambian town offers an abundance of character and opportunity.
Moshi is a small town with an impressive setting; it’s situated below the majestic Kilimanjaro mountain range. One of the most iconic attractions in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is the continent’s highest peak, and an incredible sight. Blessed with this view, the busy tourist town of Moshi is a bustling network of food markets and restaurants, with an impressive array of colors, smells, and sounds. Undoubtably, the most iconic inhabitants of Moshi are the Maasai, a traditional warrior tribe who will impress you with their vibrant culture and warm nature. The area is also rich in wildlife. With monkeys in the trees and lizards sunning themselves on the rocks in your garden, living here is a perfect balance between integrating with the Tanzanians and enjoying the incredible natural setting.
Fun & Travel
What your group can do in your free time
There will be plenty of opportunity throughout the 3-week program for your group to enjoy the many different cultural and adventure activities on offer in Cape Town, Livingstone, or Moshi. African Impact can arrange any activities or tours prior to your arrival in Africa and build this into the overall program fee. Simply speak to us to find out more about what is on offer at each location!
Dates & Rates
Dates: February to November Only
The standard program fee includes (additional cultural activities and tours can be added as extra):
- Accommodation throughout your entire stay
- 3 delicious meals a day cooked by chefs from the local community (with the exception of free days)
- Participants will be collected from the airport upon arrival and transferred to base
- Experienced international and local staff members who live and work alongside you every day
- A full induction, orientation and training session to ensure you can contribute sustainably
- All necessary project equipment and resources you’ll need on the ground
The program fee excludes:
- Flights to your chosen destination, but we can guide you on this
- Medical or travel insurance
- Visa-related costs
- Weekend trips or tours, or any other non-project activity (these can be added and arranged prior to arrival)
- Snacks, soft drinks, gifts or souvenirs
- WiFi – it’s pretty slow here anyway!