This program is a comprehensive study of global poverty. You will learn about the conditions of the billions of people living in poverty and how it affects their health, education, freedom, economic opportunity and even-whether they live or die.
At one of our campuses you will join teams of humanitarians from around the world to live in a communal environment where everyone works together to live, learn and serve The Poor.
Our program has four periods:
You will meet your teammates, teachers and acclimate to the communal campus life. Your studies begin with understanding the world, the forces running the world, the history of poverty, the potentials available to humanity and what the future holds. You will begin studies, learning assignments and set out into society to ask questions and learn about The Poor. Your team also begins to fundraise to cover the rest of your program expenses (including your flight to Africa and health insurance while in Africa). You will learn how to empower The Poor and begin to train to become a development instructor in a third world country.
This is the most challenging and exciting part of our program. You and your teammates set off to live for six months in a developing country. Depending on which campus you attend, you may be sent to Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia). Our partner, Humana People to People, will be waiting to assign you to a program in groups of three (trios). You may find yourself working in health, HIV/AIDS, farming, water projects, sanitation, teaching or other development programs. Our partner has a long history of running projects around the world and provides leadership to our students. In turn, as a development instructor, you work with the community to empower them to work together toward sustainable solutions for their lives. You will be applying all that you learned in Period One and Two during your Service.
After your service period your team heads back to campus. We call this The Journal period. You will want to reflect on all that you have experienced and take the time to integrate your service into your new world-view. You will finish studies for certification and create a final project to share with others. You may wish to create a film, book, website, radio pod-cast, speaking tour, poetry or any other form of creative sharing with the world the situation of The Poor. In addition, you will take the time to determine how this will affect your own future. Some of our alumni go into humanitarian careers, work in international aid and even choose to join One World Center permanently and work at any of our locations. We will also invite you to attend festivals, events and university meetings to speak to others about global poverty, your experience and encourage them to join in helping the most vulnerable people on our planet.
* This training certifies you as a Development Instructor and awards you a degree from One World University (internationally recognized as a Single A certificate)
Term: 18 months
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