These trips were developed to provide artists with an opportunity to make a difference, as they have so much to offer to the world, yet little opportunity to do so apart from the stage. Our first trip in 2013 was to Kenya, where we partnered with Movement For Hope and climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of Giving Africa.
As we grew, we established a partnership in Ghana with the Dagara Music Centre in Medie, Ghana and developed immersive programmes for artists to step out of their comfort zone and get involved with social impact. Our relationship with the community of Medie is continually growing and as we work with the local community members to identify how our partnership can support their development.
We are passionate that our work on the ground is not seen or taken as 'western aid’, but as a collaboration - where ownership and responsibility is with local leaders.
The three weeks are broken down in the following:
Week 1: Cultural Immersion
Volunteers are welcomed into the community, have a chance to settle in and start exploring life in the village of Medie. They are introduced to their projects and collaborators as well as go through Move the World facilitator training. Week one also includes fun classes such as African dance, drumming, gyill playing, batik making and more.
Week 2: Personal Development
Global Citizenship starts with the self. The team spends 5 days on an inland retreat visiting some of Ghana’s most beautiful landscapes whilst exploring themselves and their potential. Visits will include Cape Coast and the castles from which the transatlantic slave trade took place, as well as a modern day child trafficking rescue and rehabilitation program.
Week 3: Social Impact
The final week focuses on developing collaborative projects, working closely with ambassadors on the ground and running educational workshops in the local schools.
- People Skills
- Dance / Aerobics
- Music Arts
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 3 weeks
- Come with a passion to learn and give back