Service Trips

icon_servicetripsAs part of an ongoing effort to engage youth in public service, we aim to expose youth to various types of service in various places around Indianapolis and the world. As a capstone project for participating youths’ service with Project>me, ProAct partners with Give Hope, Fight Poverty (GHFP) to provide an opportunity for international service.

GHFP’s mission is to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US students & professionals with rural communities in Swaziland, Africa and work together to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children – particularly those living in child-headed households – out of poverty.

For students wishing to go on a service trip with ProAct and Give Hope, Fight Poverty, they must meet the following requirements:
  1. Be at least 16 years of age;
  2. Completed 200 hours of community service since 7th grade (verified by a teacher, administrator, or mentor);
  3. Three (3) recommendation letters from a school teacher, mentor, and/or parent or administrator; and,
  4. A 500-word essay about why they want to serve overseas

If you or your child meets these requirements, please submit completed packet with the above materials to volunteer@proactcp.org and put “Swaziland” in the subject line.

If you are selected, a member from our staff will reach out to you for the Parent-Student interview. For questions, please email volunteer@proactcp.org.

Swaziland Quick Facts

* Swaziland, Africa has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world
* Countless children have been orphaned as a result of this deadly disease, left to fend for themselves
* Orphan headed households are common with kids challenged to provide for their brothers and sisters
* Schools are not free and these orphans, suffering from dire poverty, have little means to secure a viable future

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