This programme is a comprehensive study of global poverty. You will learn about the conditions of the billions of people living in poverty around the world and how it affects their health, education, freedom, their economic opportunities 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 programme has four periods:
Period One and Two: 6-Months
You will meet your teammates and teachers and also acclimate to the communal campus life. Your studies begin with understanding the world, the forces running the world, the history of poverty, the potential 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 will also begin to fundraise to cover the rest of your programme expenses (including your flight to Africa and health insurance while you are there). You will learn how to empower The Poor and begin to train to become a Development Instructor in a third world country.
Period Three: 6-Months
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 a different country in Africa (Malawi, Mozambique or 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 programmes. 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 will 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 work at the project.
Period Four: 6-Months
After your period in Africa your team heads back to the campus. We call this The Journal period. You will want to reflect on all that you have experienced and take the time to integrate the work you have done 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 podcast, speaking tour, poetry or any other form creative way of sharing the situation of The Poor with the wider world. 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 experiences 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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