SAWIP believes that all people have a duty to be active in community development activities and that community engagement in under-resourced neighbourhoods is an essential part of developing compassionate and ethically responsible leaders and productive members of society.
A determining selection criterion for the SAWIP program is the applicants’ record of service. SAWIP team members are required to contribute through individual service projects from March – October and complete a joint project from July – September.
While in Washington DC, students commit to community service projects that match the students’ interests and benefit the wider DC community.
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The South Africa-Washington International Program is helping to inspire, prepare and support South African youth to lead a sustainable democracy with a peaceful and prosperous future for all its citizens.