African Adventures’ Youth Development Programme is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 19, and the only qualities we ask of you are enthusiasm, commitment, and the drive to make a difference!
The programme offers the chance to take part in a 10-night volunteering experience in Africa, and the adventure starts as soon as you sign up.
In the preparation phase, you’ll be targeted to fundraise as much of your programme fee as possible, giving you a chance to develop skills even before you travel. Our friendly team will support you throughout your fundraising, and our online portal – My African Adventure (My AA) – contains ideas and tips to help you reach your target.
During your volunteering experience, you will not only learn about a new culture, but about what you have to offer, and what you can achieve when you are taken out of your comfort zone. You will have the chance to form close bonds with the other young people in your group as you work as a team to make a positive impact at our partner schools. You can choose to help with teaching, running sports sessions, or building new classrooms. Away from volunteering, you’ll get to explore your host destination on one of our adventure activities. From roaming Kenya’s vast plains on safari, to trekking through the rainforest in Ghana, to snorkelling alongside tropical fish in Zanzibar’s turquoise waters, there’s something for everyone.
Throughout your trip, you will be accompanied by an experienced Group Leader, who will be your main point of call and support you through the process. When you return home, you’ll be awarded a certificate stating that you have successfully completed the Youth Development Programme; a fantastic record of the commitment you have shown to your development, and something which you can reference in further education and job opportunities.
What’s more, it is a great way to complete your DofE Residential!
For more information please go to https://www.african-adventures.co.uk/youth-development-programme/