GSP Engage participants across the globe have found this camp enjoyable.
Work in teams to assist local entrepreneurs in strengthening their ventures. Whether it’s a neighborhood restaurant, a South African fashion line, or an after-school program for at-risk youth, teams of participants practice problem-solving while learning about the business and developing an understanding of the owner’s needs.
Using our design-thinking model, students 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, meaningful solutions that address root causes and true needs rather than the volunteer’s perception. Through this engagement with community partners, students gain skills in project management, active listening, receiving and implementing feedback, and more.
As just one of many off-campus excursions, participants travel into the African bushveld to visit Lesedi Cultural Village. Here, participants learn about the diversity of both peoples and traditions within South Africa.
Take a walk through the traditional-style villages that showcases cultural elements from the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes.
Witness first-hand the energy and beauty of traditional dances, and taste foods from a variety of regions and cultural practices. Here, participants have the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the rich cultures of Southern Africa.