Campers come to GSP from across Africa and around the world. As a result, the ALA campus becomes a melting pot with teens representing dozens of countries and countless cultures. As participants learn about South African history and culture, they also learn from each other, gaining exposure to perspectives that they may not have encountered otherwise.
GSP curriculum includes movies, readings and discussions around the issues facing the African continent, lessons on key leaders and innovators, and excursions that bring it all to life. GSP staff also encourage participants to share elements of their own culture through activities, reflection exercises and events such as talent shows and dances.
Our aim is to eradicate stereotypes which promote misleading assumptions about Africa. GSP participants become empowered to make meaningful and impactful connections across boundaries of nationality, race, religion, culture and class.