Kusafiri World Centre is the product of years of discussion to bring a World Centre experience to Africa. In 2010, at the Africa Regional Conference it was unanimously agreed that the Africa Committee would explore opportunities to deliver World Centre experiences in Africa.

In July 2011 during the 34th World Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, a motion was passed to create an experimental two-year pilot project that could potentially lead to the creation of a ‘Fifth’ World Centre in the Africa Region.

In October 2015, the Fifth World Centre was given its new name, Kusafiri World Centre. Kusafiri means ‘to journey’ in Swahili.

Which Member Organisations have been involved so far?

  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Benin

What’s happened so far?


The event in Ghana took place from 21 to 27 July 2012, and focused on Fund Development and Leadership Development. The event was attended by 19 participants from seven African Member Organizations as well as South Sudan, who is currently working towards full membership.

South Africa

The event in South Africa took place from 7 to 14 October 2012, and focused on Fund Development and Leadership Development. 18 out of the 21 participants were from African countries.


From 6 to 11 May 2013 a ‘Stop the Violence campaign’ training event took place in Kigali.


From 21 October to 17 November 2013, 8 participants from Senegal, USA, Kenya, UK, Rwanda, Lebanon and Nigeria participated in the Community Action Experience in Shanzu Transitional Centre in Mombasa, Kenya!


In April 2014 a World Leadership Development Program event was conducted with girls from various countries in the Africa Region. The event was themed ‘DELTA’ and focused on developing entrepreneurial leaders for the Region.

South Africa

In May 2015, 26 participants from 14 countries took part in ‘Prepared to learn, Prepared to Lead. Prepared to Learn, Prepared to Lead looks at the fundamentals of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experience; its purpose and educational method.


From 20th to 25th July 2015, 29 participant from 14 French speaking countries came together for the ‘Prepared to Learn, prepared to Lead’ event.


2 Comments, RSS

  • Mary Magak

    says on:
    December 31, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Happy New Year to all lovely members of WAGGGS..

  • Tracy Lynn Walker

    says on:
    January 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Hello~ Greetings from Michigan USA!!! Our Cadette troop 70241 is soooooooooo excited for World Thinking Day this year as we are focusing on KUSAFIRI!!!!!!!!! So exciting:) I am their leader and we are planing a trip in 2020 to Mombossa! We are working on a sister city twinning project and wish to bore a well there so girls can attend school during menstruation. We found that lack of running water is a barrier to education and the proper sanitation facilities are needed so we brainstormed and came up with our troops take action project and will visit during the summer of 2020 when they are Girl Scout Ambassadors (11th&12th graders) approaching their graduation year 2021. Begin with the end in mind! We are documenting our journey. My name is Tracy Lynn Walker and I am a Global Girl Scout and LOVIN IT!!

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