Building Homes with Locals in South Africa

Jan - Jun 2020; Sep - Dec 2020 | The Fuller Center for Housing

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Trip #23955

Building Homes with Locals in South Africa

Trip #23955

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The Fuller Center for Housing

Location:

South Africa, Southern Africa

Dates:

Jan - Jun 2020; Sep - Dec 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

Approximately $1000 to $1800
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: The Fuller Center for Housing
Location: South Africa, Southern Africa
Dates: Jan - Jun 2020; Sep - Dec 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: Approximately $1000 to $1800
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Spend 1-2 weeks in beautiful and historic Cape Town, building homes alongside local families.

Map South Africa
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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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More than 2.1 million families in South Africa live in poverty housing or are effectively homeless, with much of that population in the townships as the legacy of apartheid continues to loom large here two decades since apartheid’s end. Often these stand in stark contrast to nearby luxury communities.

The Fuller Center for Housing Western Cape, directed by Bishop Louis Green, who was displaced by apartheid and grew up in a township himself, helps families in townships make improvements to their homes. It also will bring relief to the “backyard dwellers” in townships such as Bonteheuwel by partnering with property owner families to replace the wood and metal shacks with permanent homes.

We invite you to join us to see this beautiful country and lend your hands to families working hard to have a decent place to live. Fuller Center South Africa is led and organized by South Africans, so they know the area and will make you feel right at home. More than only volunteering, our trips to South Africa include opportunities for touring and are a full cultural experience! Participants will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with the homeowners and other locals to build these new homes.

For more information about joining or leading a team, visit fullercenter.org/southafrica or email [email protected]

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

The Fuller Center in South Africa is operated and led by locals who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. By relying on local leadership, work in the country is more sustainable and develops long-term impact as more locals are empowered to help themselves and their neighbors.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Southern Africa
Country:
South Africa
Other Location Info:
Cape Town
Participant Age:
Sr. High, College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 12], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
The trip fee covers food, lodging, ground transportation, insurance, and a donation to the local project, but not airfare or R&R activities.
Training debriefing
We provide each volunteer with an in-depth Guidebook that provides information on the project, country, and what to expect. Once in country, the host will provide additional training before starting work.
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Mission Trip Offered By The Fuller Center for Housing

The Fuller Center for Housing is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.

We operate through local Covenant Partner organizations, which are volunteer led and driven. Visiting missions teams will have the opportunity to assist one of our Covenant Partners in the U.S. or Internationally to help build or renovate a home for a family in need in their community.

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