Better Lives collaborates with high schools and colleges in Canada, UK, and USA to create custom itineraries for students to experience service work, cultural exchange, development education and discovery. We use our in-country experience and local knowledge to build an itinerary that meets the objectives and specifications of each group. Currently, we offer opportunities to visit Cambodia, in Southeast Asia, and Tanzania and Uganda, in East Africa. Below are a few examples of previous itineraries. We look forward to learning more about the objectives of your group and planning a trip to achieve them!
Mount Kilimanjaro, TanzaniaLearn how social entrepreneurs are improving life in rural communities and how you can use the same principles to make an impact at home or abroad. Complete your program with a two day Action Plan retreat on the Swahili coast. Check out the full itinerary here.
Leadership & Culture
Siem Reap, CambodiaWork shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities, learning and serving together. In addition to project work, participate in local cooking and craft classes and explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. Check out the full itinerary here.
Intro. to Development
Kikondo, UgandaLearn basic principles of community development and then put them into practice implementing solutions to poverty with our local partner. After a week of hard work you can enjoy a five day safari that includes game drives and a hike to see chimpanzees in the wild. Check out the full itinerary.