Study visit: Actions on solidarity in South African communities

Location: Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA

Dates: 4-15 March 2018

Number of participants: 22

Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries 

Organizer: Breakthrough Foundation

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Deadline to apply: 15 December 2017

Deadline to selection: 22 December 2017

Inquiries about this study visit: Sandra van de Kraak at:

Costs:There will be a participation fee of € 640,-, used for accommodation by local people, breakfast, lunch and dinner meals (drinks are for own costs), shuttle from the airport to accommodation, local transportation to visits, and all visits mentioned.
Please note that the following items are not included in the participation fee: flights to Port Elizabeth South Africa, travel insurance, free time activities, extra personal expenses, visa or immunizations for South Africa. The Study visit it not funded by Erasmus+.

Actions on solidarity in South African communities


This 12 days study visit for coordinators of NGO’s, policymakers, trainers, social workers, youth workers, educators and young leaders from Europe will aim to enrich your vision and knowledge on South African solidarity projects.

Do you want to:
Discover South Africa;
Enrich your vision and knowledge on solidarity;
Expand your skills and tools on community building, and;
Enlarge your international network.

JOIN THIS 12 DAY STUDY VISIT ‘Actions on solidarity in South African communities’.

• 4 – 15 March 2018, Port Elizabeth South Africa
• We have a place for 22 participants. When 8 people have registered themselves as taking part, the study visit will take place.
• The Study visit is organised by the Dutch organisation Breakthrough and the South African organisations Ready4Life and Calabash Trust.

This 12 days study visit for coordinators of NGO’s, policymakers, trainers, social workers, youth workers, educators and young leaders from Europe will aim to get impressions of South African solidarity and start new projects in Europe and between Europe and South Africa.

Port Elizabeth is a very friendly (and windy) city in South Africa where extreme poverty, middle income, and high income are coming together, as well as the black, coloured and white cultures. Culture in South Africa is well known for it’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Aspects of cultural rituals have survived in becoming more western and this makes the country even more interesting. Living in a community culture will give European visitors some eye-openers and learning opportunities.

Breakthrough, as European organiser, has visited and worked in South Africa since 2010 and have seen development and the challenges and beauty of living in a diverse community. Solidarity is important in South Africa, even in the poorest areas.

During the study visit you will meet local and international people who will share their solidarity story, also you will visit local and international volunteering projects, and stakeholders. One of the objectives for future projects is to implement acknowledge and recognition of non-formal learning for European as well as South African citizens.

We will work together with the South African organisations Ready4life and Calabash Trust.
Day 1  Arrival in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Day 2  Orientation Port Elizabeth
Day 3  Local community visit, meeting with EU volunteers and interns
Day 4  Stories of local community
Day 5  visit local stakeholders → start to make a collaboration plan
Day 6  free time activity (own costs)
Day 7  visit local school
Day 8  visit solidarity project
Day 9  meeting with local organisations
Day 10 free time activity (own costs)
Day 11 solidarity day
Day 12 departure