HC Cape Connect is our innovative service trip to South Africa working with impoverished communities in and around breathtaking Cape Town. This trip includes all the sights and sounds of cosmopolitan Cape Town, three World Heritage sites – Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated), Kirstenbosch Gardens (a repository of one sixth of the floral diversity of the world) and Table Mountain Reserve (which includes the iconic mountain and the critically endangered Cape Point reserve). In addition, participants can experience a safari. In the community outreach element of the trip participants provide hands on service in community development and enrichment programs, and intercultural experiences with members of local communities.
This trip will change your life and perspective and your family.
Each Hammer & Chisel trip is unique and focused on the acquisition of new experiences, new perspectives and new skills. This allows each participant to reconsider their worldview and global perspective which opens doors and widens horizons. Each participant serves others, enjoys a city filled with promise and littered with societal challenge. The growth that they experience is phenomenal. Each trip is participant driven and chaperoned by committed and passionate staff.
We train our staff to make the most out of every opportunity to drive home this uniqueness and to transform all participants alike. In our company language, we call this “sculpting learners and leaders for dynamic change” and “leveraging teaching moments”.