Known for soccer, safaris, and beautiful scenery and coast lines, South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. The country is among the most diverse on the continent, with people from many ethnic groups and nationalities living in the same communities. Workers often come from other countries to support their families at home. Challenges linger following the country’s history with aparthied and the nation is still in the process of healing and reconciliation. Though one of the most prosperous countries in Africa, millions of people live in poverty.
Global Leadership Academy, our partner in South Africa, provides a first-class education for their students while serving their community through a variety of outreaches. GLA trains and sends missionaries to serve in other regions of South Africa, Africa, and around the world. You will serve with after-school programs, like Beats & Books, which helps students grow in their reading abilities and allows them to discover music and other forms of art. You can come alongside this partner in practical projects around the school that will create a safe and welcoming environment for their continued ministry. Jeffrey’s Bay is also a haven for surfers and beach tourism! Working with GLA, you will connect with people from all over the world through ministry in coffee shops and beach evangelism during the busy tourist season.
A typical day in South Africa could look like:
In the morning you may help with some practical projects on the GLA campus so it will be ready for when students return from their holiday. In the afternoons, you may be part of an after school program called Beats and Books, where you will help students improve their reading skills and explore various types of music and art. The beach is nearby, so during your downtime you can enjoy the ocean and even try surfing!
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