Student Movement for Real Change (SMRC) is an international non-profit organization with an innovative approach to empowering young leaders and rural communities in the global effort to answer poverty. Founded in 2001 by a high school student to engage his peers after September 11th, SMRC is an international organization with a record of developing sustainable solutions in health and education in Kenya, South Africa, and Sierra Leone. Members come from hundreds of schools, universities, communities and countries across the United States and around the world.
Our Global Development Program provides young leaders from the United States the opportunity to implement community-based development projects. We facilitate the global development internship and fellowship experiences for young leaders to develop sustainable projects and social enterprises in partnership with developing communities.
The vision of SMRC is to ignite a world of active agents in their own community development. Nobody in the global community should live a life without water, sanitation, food, basic health, educational opportunities or literacy. Learn more about SMRC at www.studentmovementusa.org.
Ambassadors Trip, South Africa
The Global Development Ambassadors trip is open to individuals interested in visiting projects and sites – including libraries, soccer fields, classrooms, health centers, churches and preschools – and programs in the rural community where Student Movement for Real Change has worked since 2002. The community visit will include in-depth roundtable discussions about life in the community, the challenges related to HIV/AIDS in South Africa, the educational system and the limited access to employment.
Experience living with community members in Uta, a village located in Manyeleti, South Africa – just along the border of the incredible Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Adventure and relax with Djuma Game Reserve, a private safari that borders the Kruger National Park and features brilliant African wildlife including lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, and more.