• South Africa
    • Johannesburg
    • Cape Town
4 to 5 weeks

Program Details

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Age Max
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Medium Group (16-30)
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Price Details
Includes: Airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals, and 24/7 in-country support.
This also Includes: Incredible add-ons available, including a safari, Table Mountain, and historical tours in Johannesburg and Cape Town
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 21, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
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About Program

SIYA is an acronym for South Africa Ignites Youth Action. Siya- is also a zulu prefix which means ‘We are/ We will’ that alludes to collective action.
SIYA goes on to build key skills in facilitation, mentorship, and presentation skills.
SIYA Volunteers have the chance to “pay it forward” by working with and mentoring high school students from disadvantaged communities , to ideate and implement solutions within the SDG framework. Without a doubt, the ultimate benefit of participating in the SIYA volunteer program is the fulfillment of leaving the community having contributed to long-lasting change.

The SIYA program is a hybrid program, beginning the first week with online engagement to prepare you for an uniquely South African experience.

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Program Highlights

  • Receive training and gain key power skills such as leadership, self-awareness, presentation, communication, and facilitation.
  • Delve deeper in the understanding and application of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Contribute to the development of an international network of like minded young people geared towards social impact.
  • Explore the rich South African History that has shaped the current context,

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Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Summer!!

I spent last summer training with MYM and seeing much of South Africa. The staff is truly incredible, they all are passionate about what they do and full of life! MYM is the most fun and vivacious organization I have ever worked with. I made lifelong friends and got to be part of a great mission. I loved getting to meet so many young people from different communities, and listen to their ideas for change. They really focus on sustainable, roots up change, and I loved getting to be part of it! I also had lots of time to explore South Africa! Whatever you want to do, you can find in South Africa, I rappelled off of Table Mountain, dove with sharks and went parasailing. The hikes and wine vineyards are beautiful as well. Spend your summer with MYM! I would do it 100x over. Meet life changing people and be part of life changing work.

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