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Study Visit: Actions on solidarity in South African communities

Dates: 4-15 March 2018

Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,

Application deadline: 15th December 2017

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’.

Facts and Figures
• 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.

What’s in it, for you
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.

What’s it about
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.

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This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The fee for the course is 640 euro. The fee includes:

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.




Breakthrough Foundation – NGO


Calabash Trust – NGO

Ready4Life – NGO

Phone: 0031640218970

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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