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November 23, 2024 – December 3, 2024

Our trips are run through the US charity (Heart for Africa) but are open to our Canadian friends!


Participants will spend the majority of their 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 new visitors as well as return 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.

We plan to spend this week preparing for Christmas celebrations and continuing some traditions we have created over the years. You may be asked to decorate, wrap gifts, or lead/assist with a pre-planned activity. The team will also visit a local homestead to deliver food and clothing and encourage the family who is living there. One day will be spent participating in a children’s feeding program at one of our rural church partners delivering and serving food and playing with the children they serve. You may also have the opportunity to serve in other capacities as needed on Project Canaan. One day will be spent at local game drive. We will be in close communication with all travelers and give frequent updates as we update our itinerary, so you are well prepared, and well 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 appreciate your understanding as we strive to improve your trip experience!

Note: Limited to 25 Volunteers.


The Khutsala™ Artisans 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 400+ children living on Project Canaan. These make great gifts or souvenirs, and each purchase truly makes an impact! 


All travelers must comply with international travel restrictions and with the operational requirements mandated by Project Canaan.

Heart for Africa does require a background check through Protect My Ministry for all adults. A link to complete this will be provided to you upon completion of your trip registration.

The total trip cost per person is $4,460 USD which includes group airfare from Atlanta, GA to Johannesburg, SA, transportation to/from Eswatini, lodging and meals. For flights from your departure city, please contact our Trip Coordinator, Tricia Ford at for this additional cost. 

*Please note:  The cost with airfare is based on our blocked seating rate with the airline. Volunteers must register with air and meet the second funding deadline of $3,000 by August 16th to get the blocked seating rate. For registrations after this date, we will book individual tickets at the regular published fare at that 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 may change according to airline rates at that time.

Self Bookers

If you book airfare on your own (self-book), the ground cost is $2,270 USD. You must book your flight to arrive in Johannesburg, SA on November 24th in order to join the rest of the team. Your departure from Johannesburg, SA should be no earlier than 8:00 pm on December 2nd. Please review your flight itinerary with our Trip Coordinator prior to booking at

Please include in the “I’m traveling with:” field on the registration form any notes for Heart for Africa (Canada).

*Ground costs include: lodging, meals, supplies, ground transportation, emergency medical insurance, and administrative fees. Due to cost and exchange rate adjustments, any remaining funds will go toward general support of the mission.

This trip is limited to 25 Volunteers. We must have a minimum of 10 people register for this trip. If we do not have 10 people register for this trip, we will have to cancel. 

Fundraising deadlines

  • Account balance of $1,500.00 no later than August 2, 2024.
  • Account balance of $3,000.00 no later than September 3, 2024 (only for those booking air through Heart for Africa).
  • Fully funded account no later than October 9, 2024 (all trip participants).

*Please note that Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) does not permit issuance of official tax receipts for payments made toward service trips.

Steps to register

  1. Fill out the Trip Registration Form by clicking “SIGN ME UP!” below
  2. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with links to:  
    • Complete a background check through Protect My Ministry (for everyone over 18 years of age)
    • Review and electronically sign the Trip Agreement
  3. Once your completed background check and signed Trip Agreement are received by Heart for Africa, we will send you information to create your personal funding page where you can make the required $250 deposit to secure your trip