Two trees in Kenyan grasslands, with a jeep and people in between

Leadership Trips

BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CANADIAN LEADERS, ONE LIFE-CHANGING TRIP AT A TIME.

Trips are intense, educational and immersive experiences abroad. See first-hand how World Vision is transforming lives in communities around the world and discover your own role in global change. It’s also a journey that will change the way you look at the world around you. If you’re a student or young adult looking for an unforgettable adventure, read on and see how this experience will forever change the way you look at the world around you.

Steps

How your World Vision Academy experience works, in three life-altering steps.

STEP ONE: GET READY FOR THE EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME.

Before you depart, you’ll be briefed by World Vision staff in a series of training sessions to prepare you for your trip. These sessions will cover everything from background information to some of the issues your host country faces. This is your like you briefing session for the peace and justice mission you are about to embark on.

STEP TWO: LET’S GET DOWN TO IT.

Upon arrival, your adventure begins. This is the immersive and educational part of your experience. You’ll learn about how economic and other forms of development are progressing while making connections with the local peers you’ll be working closely with, all the while, gaining important leadership skills that will last a lifetime.

STEP THREE: CELEBRATE AND SHARE.

The final phase is both a wind down and celebration of your experience, because what trip would be complete without a little time for recreation and fun? You’ll have the opportunity to explore a unique and beautiful country, visit interesting and memorable locations, and share your experience with friends you have made along the way.

NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR A LIFE CHANGING ADVENTURE

Kenya Leadership Trip

On the coast of the Indian Ocean in east-central Africa lies Kenya, a country known for its incredible scenery, stunning national parks, superb beaches and rich tribal culture. Amidst Kenya’s beauty seeps a stark hunger crisis that cannot be ignored. According to the UN World Food Programme, an estimated 1.3 million Kenyans are food insecure; this means families are unable to access enough nutritious food each day leaving them unable to live active and healthy lifestyles. Kenya is also facing a refugee crisis. Kenyan refugee camps currently are in desperate need of food commodities to sustain the lives of roughly 150,000 refugees including significant numbers of unaccompanied children.

Location

Kenya; primarily Nairobi & Kilifi. All communities will be where World Vision has had substantial time working and building relationships with.

Date

July 9th-21st, 2016

Cost

$1975, excluding flight

If the cost is a concern for you, don’t worry. We have a lot of excellent fund raising solutions we provide for you when you sign up.

Registration ends May 30, 2016.

Are You Ready?

Join us for the ultimate leadership experience that will take you to new heights.

YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

A chance to view life from a different perspective and leave a lasting impact in the world. Join us for the ultimate leadership experience that will take you to new heights. For a deeper look at the work we are doing in Kenya click here to check out more videos »

SEE

the impact of HungerFree projects empowering young people in Kenya.

DISCOVERY

our leadership strengths alongside other Canadian youth who are passionate for Global change.

CONTRIBUTE

Make a lasting mark, through hands-on experiences, contributing to the efforts of change that are currently in place. You will have the chance to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty by joining the existing efforts through practical and meaningful initiatives of service.

EXPERIENCE

first-hand how World Vision’s development projects and programmes work on the ground changing the lives of thousands of Kenyan families.

YOU WON'T BE WORKING ON PROJECTS FOR KENYANS, YOU'LL BE WORKING ON PROJECTS WITH KENYANS

It’s an educational experience that we call Youth to Youth, and it’s your ticket to understanding this incredible culture in the most immersive way possible. It could be a fish farm, a pineapple field, a National Park or even a lecture on economic development. It could be all of the above and more. You’ll spend your days experiencing the place and people through their eyes. And, of course, you’ll be making a very real difference along the way.

Your Trip

The trip will be approximately 10-15 days, of which 5-6 will be spent in Nairobi and another 3-4 in Kisumu.

Prior to your trip, we’ll provide the teaching and training sessions you need to prepare.

After your trip there will also be activities designed to solidify your learning and connections made during your trip.

young Kenyan boys gather around a young female missionary

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