Our volunteers also visit and support outreach programmes each afternoon in the local community such as feeding programmes, drop-in centres, work with street children, health clinics, community home-care visits, education and micro-financing programmes and more. These afternoon visits give a real sense of the reality of life in these locations and are often the thing to impact our volunteers the most.
At the end of your trip, a few days of R&R are included to enable you to explore and experience some of the history and sights of the country you're in, also providing time to digest the things you've witnessed and been a part of. You'll go expecting to change lives - and come home changed.
Did you know...
In 2016, we:
Introduced a waterline into a community in the DR, giving 120 homes their first access to water
Built 9 classrooms in 5 countries, giving almost 500 children access to education
Built a dormitory for disabled children in Kenya, enabling them to go to school
Completed a girls’ rescue centre in Zambia
Opened 2 schools in Uganda
Built and/or restored 18 houses in 7 countries
Built a bakery to generate income for a school and dug a well in Sierra Leone
Sent out teams of teachers and medics to share knowledge and skills in marginalised areas
What makes Mission Direct different
We don’t just send money – our volunteers join us in giving up TIME to work with the vulnerable, transforming lives one by one in a practical way and building life-long relationships and memories.
You'll be overwhelmed by how much this means to the local people you meet - to have you there in person, providing practical and sustainable help to them and their families.
Other ways to support
Come on a trip or volunteer with us to raise awareness of the charity in your church, local community and at events. Create and run fundraisers for us etc.
We rely on the generosity of regular donations to be able to continue our work overseas and in the UK and would be so grateful for any donations. You can also include us in your will to leave a lasting legacy - just contact the office for more information.