Resurrection has been partnering with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) since 1998 with a strong focus on children and families. We support with Ditshego House of Laughter in the community of Mooiplaas. Serve trip team members work with the students, teachers and other staff to deliver requested lesson plans, participate in light renovation projects at the school and support their current and future projects as needed.
Ditshego House of Laughter is a non-profit organization providing multiple services for approximately 350 vulnerable children in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas. More than 46,000 people make their home in Mooiplaas at the base of a landfill in the area between Johannesburg and Pretoria (now Tshwane). Among Ditshego’s services are a pre-school, an Open School for older children, a House of Safety for foster children, and after-school services. Without Ditshego these children would not have a chance for an education because many don’t have proper paperwork to enroll in government schools.
Flights: Teams fly into the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lodging: Team members are accommodated at a bed and breakfast near West View Methodist Church in Centurion, about 15 minutes from Ditshego. All rooms include a private bathroom.
Typical Meal: A typical meal includes rice, salad, and chicken. Food is a mix of English/African styles.
South Africa serve trips are generally open to adults and children ages 13 and older if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Additional documentation will be required for minors traveling with only one parent.
Some of our South Africa trips include an optional safari and cultural experience for an additional cost. Ask your team leader for more information!
Currently, U.S. citizens (U.S. passport holders) visiting the Republic of South Africa for ninety days or less do not need visas.