Introducing our new Summer camp for younger teens: GSP Explore

February 20th, 2017 by Melissa Mbazo Posted in General Information, Official News & Updates

As we expand our GSP program, we not only have the classic 18 day summer camp, we are excited to announce that we will be launching a new program this year called Explore Africa. 

Explore Africa

A ten-day service and adventure program for teens, ages 14 – 16

Explore Africa is an introductory program where we begin to explore the principles of leadership, entrepreneurship and human centred design-thinking. Through robust interactive activities and discussions, our future leaders are introduced to issues, challenges and opportunities of the African continent. Participants begin to ask questions around what kind of leadership and solutions Africa needs to encounter its peaceful and prosperous future. In these 10 days, our future leaders take part in learning workshops with peers from around the world, build awareness of themselves and compassion for others, and spend time exploring the history, culture and beauty of South Africa through excursions to key locations around Johannesburg.

Setting the scene for further practice of the entrepreneurial leadership principles delved into in the Engage Africa 18-day program, this 10-day program aims to form a contextual foundation for other ALA programs. Future leaders who attend the 10-day program will progress naturally to the 18-day program or other ALA programs such as the Two Year Diploma Program. They will leave prepared to explore how they can use design-thinking tools with their local communities to find solutions to real life challenges.


Engage Africa

A three-week leadership and social entrepreneurship program for teens, ages 15 – 19

Designed for a more senior group of participants, Engage Africa ups the ante in design-thinking, leadership training, service-learning, adventure, and cross-cultural exchange, equipping future leaders who are aged 16 to 19 years to create change in Africa and around the world. Running for 18 days (three full weeks) this program digs deep and future leaders get their hands dirty in working with social ventures, South African entrepreneurs and community members. They develop skills through team-based challenges while building a global network of peers and discovering the history, beauty, and diversity of Africa. Participants leave with the tools to start their own social and civic ventures. The Engage program is a full immersion into entrepreneurial leadership and participants can be sure to emerge transformed and inspired to impact the world, with the practical experience and tools to effect change.