A SCHOOLIES ALTERNATIVE
Schoolies Revolution is a 3-week trip to a developing country or region that is all about celebrating well and making a difference. It is a short-term mission trip that looks to impact the world and be exposed to the issues of poverty, while having a distinct schoolies flavour that emphasises fun, making friends and new experiences.
On the trips, we get alongside local organisations that are making a difference. We seek to impact and influence the communities we visit, encourage the people working there and invest in their projects with our time and resources. Whoever comes on the trip to use their gifts and talents to serve the people we meet and to discover how they can impact the world when they return home.
A schoolies experience like no other, that will have a massive impact on your life! Not only will you have a stack of fun, you will be able to make some great friends and dive into a new culture and country. Above all, you get a chance to see the challenges of poverty with your own eyes, be empowered to help and learn from the way people live in these countries.
TURNING AROUND A GENERATION
This is our vision, our heartbeat and essentially what drives us: to turn around a generation. We seek to do this not only here in Australia, but also in third-world countries. We believe this generation has so much potential and want to do whatever we can to help unlock that.
The missions work and just seeing the poverty first-hand gave me such a new perspective. I was confronted by their incredible poverty, but saw such love in their hearts. I was challenged, inspired and motivated to change who I was and the country where I came from. Schoolies in Africa gave me so much life experience in such a short time.
Being able to make a difference in a part of the world, however big or small, was incredibly rewarding and I can’t think of a better way I could have spent my schoolies.
PARTNER WITH US
We are a project and initiative of HopeBuilders International, who support what we do and provide a great framework exist in. HopeBuilders are a registered non-profit organisation based in Australia, who are all about breaking the cycle of poverty. They currently have projects in Uganda and Rwanda, focusing on helping orphans and widows. They also run regular trips to Africa, so if you are too old for Schoolies Rev but love the idea, have a chat to them. To find out more, check out www.hopebuilders.org.au.