South Africa

In South Africa, GEMS partners with Sharing To Learn, a non-profit organization that helps to create learning experiences and cultural exchanges for communities around the globe, while sharing ideas and resources with one another. 

The Makuleke Community, located in the northern most tip of South Africa, is comprised of three villages: Makuleke, Boxahuku and Makahlule.  Challenged by the struggles inherent to poverty, the people of the Makuleke rely on innovation and creativity to move forward.

South Africa Map - Makuleke

GEMS students work with the children of the Makuleke Village and the local school. Through global education, Sharing to Learn and GEMS creates a forum for children around the world to be part of the solution to poverty.

S. Africa - Callan and kids         
S. Africa - dancing   
    Mr. Callan with the kids                                   A traditional African Dance @ the Amphitheatre

             GEMS & Wamogo Students with Chief Makuleke

shoe line up     shoe line
We are ready for our annual Shoe Drive to the Makuleke children! Makuleke children waiting for their shoes!

GEMS students also have opportunities to explore and experience South Africa, including an animal safari!  Students observe lions, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles, impalas, and many more!!!! 

S. Africa - zebras   bull   Giraffes
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