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?
- South Africa
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.
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.
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.