Participants will spend the majority of the week on Project Canaan. You will kick off your experience with a complete tour of Project Canaan: our 2500-acre fully operational farm and children’s home. Each year additional buildings and initiatives are incorporated, and both return and new visitors get to experience an up-close look at the growth that has occurred. You will be hosted by our local managers at each location and get to hear some of their stories along the way. You will have one day “off property” where you will visit a local game drive and have a chance to do some shopping at a local market. Learn about our COVID-19 Policy below. All travelers must comply with international travel restrictions and with the operational requirements mandated by Project Canaan.
We plan to spend the week preparing for Christmas celebrations and continuing some traditions we have created over the years. You may be asked to decorate, wrap gifts, assist with the Christmas pageant, or lead/assist with a pre-planned activity. All will be done with everyone’s safety at the front of our planning. The opportunity to serve in other capacities is available, however at this time, we are still determining what is best for all as we bring trips back to Project Canaan. We will be in close communication with all travelers and give frequent updates as we adapt our itinerary, so you are well prepared and informed.
Each participant will be encouraged to maintain a group mindset throughout your trip. We want to ensure that everyone has a great experience, and we make preparations based on what is best for the group. As Project Canaan grows, specifically our children’s campus, we must make modifications that are going to best serve those on and off the property, as well as provide consistency and structure for the schedules our staff has worked so diligently to put in place. We your understanding as we strive to improve your trip experience!
The Khutsala™ Artisan shop on Project Canaan will be open multiple times throughout the week, so you will be able to stock up on our beautiful Khutsala and Kufundza products. Our jewelry, Christmas ornaments, charcuterie boards and many other home items are all handmade on site, providing employment for our neighboring communities. All profits are used to further our mission of self-sustainability and to provide care for the 300+ children living on Project Canaan. These make great gifts or souvenirs, and each purchase truly makes an impact!
The trip cost is $4,733, which includes the ground costs and the airline ticket cost from Atlanta to Johannesburg, if you are booking your ticket through Heart for Africa (Canada). For flights through another city, please contact our Guest Relations Assistant for costs.
The costs of the trips include lodging, meals, supplies, ground transportation, administrative fees and airfare (if you have elected for us to arrange the air-portion of your trip). Due to cost and exchange rate adjustments, any remaining funds will go toward general support of the mission.
Limited to 40 Volunteers
*Please note: The cost with airfare is based on our blocked seating rate with the airlines. Volunteers must register with air by the deadline August 16th, 2022 in order to get the blocked seating rate. For registrations after this date, we will book individual tickets at the regular published fare at the time. If we do not have more than ten people sign up with airfare by our block seating deadline, we cannot keep our block and we will need to book individual tickets. The total trip cost my change according to airline rates at the time.
If you are self-booking your airfare (not booking through Heart for Africa (Canada)), you will need to coordinate your arrival and departure in South Africa with us in order to join the rest of the team. The ground costs for your trip will be $2,670. Please contact our Guest Relations Assistant with your travel arrangements.
*Please note that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not permit issuance of official tax receipts for payments made toward service trips.