Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and What to Do There
Posted by March 26, 2014in Travelon
One of the most common places for mission trips is Africa. For most of the developed world, mission trips to Africa offer a unique opportunity to experience a foreign culture, encounter strange wildlife, and help communities in great need. If you are trying to decide where to serve in Africa, then maybe our list can help you determine a cause and a country that you want to help.
One of the poorest nations in the world, Sierra Leone is still recovering from a civil war that almost destroyed its capital city, Freetown. If you are looking for mission trips to Africa that will allow you to get your hands dirty with construction, then this might be the destination for you. Organizations like The Healing Hands Foundation also offer mission trips to Sierra Leone that deal with the medical aspects of rebuilding a nation.
In Rwanda you can expect to work with children who are left homeless and parentless, and widows struggling to survive. Poverty is a huge concern in this country, and organizations like Africa Mission Alliance are building new communities and giving individuals what they need to start new lives and businesses.
Like so many other countries in Africa, Kenya struggles with poverty, civil unrest, hunger and drought. Many organizations, like Adventures In Missions, are committed to bringing new hope to the people of Kenya in a variety of forms, including water, food and financial support.
Although from a distance this country seems to be prospering, and indeed it is starting to recover, it is still a nation struggling with a history that has left it torn. And while the economy is on the rise, other sectors of the country still need aid, such as education. Organizations like African Impact send volunteers to aid in schools, orphanages and pre-schools.
For this country, many of the organizations, such as Volunteer Africa, are dedicated to the health of the people. They work to give the people of Tanzania better health and education. If you are looking to get your hands dirty, this might be a great country for you to serve in.
Keep in mind that if you did not see something here that piqued your interest, it does not mean the right mission trip to Africa is not out there for you. Take a look at some of the sites provided because almost every organization offers more than one destination and gives volunteers multiple ways to serve.