Service Learning

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

At GSP, we go beyond one-day community service to facilitate students in developing meaningful partnerships with local entrepreneurs. Campers work in teams to assist local business men and women in developing and strengthening their ventures. Whether it's a neighborhood restaurant, a South African fashion line, or an after-school program for at-risk youth, teams spend time learning about the business and fully understanding the owner's needs. Then, using the innovative BUILD design-thinking model, campers brainstorm solutions and collaborate with entrepreneurs to finalize a business proposal. They are no longer just volunteering time and service, but rather co-creating long-term solutions that address the true needs of the owner rather than the perceptions of the volunteers. This service learning journey will make a difference in the lives of both campers and community members.

 

 

Callum Zehner
Global Scholar Program 2017 @ Kwalata 066
Soweto Equestrian visit