Perhaps nothing positively impacts the growth and development of young people as international travel to Africa. To visit other lands and cultures, learning how the world works alongside others is an eye-opening, priceless experience.
The AHDA Work/Study and Cultural Exchange Program is a life-changing experience offered annually to selected graduating high school students from Israel – giving them the opportunity to travel to Kenya, East Africa for four weeks in the summer after graduation. The purpose is to give these young people an opportunity to travel and learn about another land and its arts, sports, culture and work in a development project to assist cooperating communities. We have found that such experiences build character and confidence in youth, encouraging leadership skills and global awareness – that lasts a lifetime.
Young people are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, community and class participation, and personality skills. They visit a variety of locations to engage them both mentally and physically. Among them:
- The Nairobi National Museum
- Fort Jesus in Mombasa
- The Elephant Orphanage, The Giraffe Park and The Nairobi Safari
- Jamba Mtwana Ruins of an African Village where people were taken into slavery from the East Coast of Africa into the Arabian Lands
They engage in:
- Water sports such as Kayaking, SCUBA Diving, Sailing and Wind Surfing
- Organic Agricultural Training, Marketing and Sales Seminars
- Hiking and biking through forest preserves
- Life Management Training
- Community Development Activities
- Value-added natural food production… and more!
Our partners in this endeavor are ABI-Organic Agricultural Ltd and Paradise Natural Living Society in Kenya.
Your contribution will help to continue to expand this program, giving young people the experience to know that their efforts can make a difference in today’s world.
The world is getting smaller and we want our young people to be able to travel around the world feeling comfortable in it. Thank You