Become a Global Mentor

Cape Town, South Africa

Service-learning, immersion, and international collaboration with a global team.

Youth Empowerment

Designed for university undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of various disciplines between the ages of 18 and 25, the Youth Empowerment program brings global mentors to work with the students of the OHS GIFTED Community in Cape Town, South Africa. The Greatness Initiative for Township Educational Development (GIFTED) is an education initiative designed to empower young people through education, founded by OHS in the Cape Town township of Imizamo Yethu in 2012.

Youth Empowerment mentors work with students to improve their general Math and English Literacy skills, while also focusing on other areas of the Arts, sports, and life skills.

Mentor Youth

Empower youth through small-group academic mentorship and extra-curricular activities.

Experience Cultural Immersion

Meet activists, leaders, and innovators and broaden your understanding of the cultural context your working in.

Cultivate Global Perspecitve

Engage in meaningful dialogue, seminars, and panel discussions with our international team and network.

Program Fee

Tax deductible up to 88% for US residents, the program fee is not refundable. Members have the option making a single payment upon acceptance, or several monthly payments while fundraising.

Youth Empowerment2 week$3600
Youth Empowerment4 week$5800


One Heart Source methodically designs experiences that connect, educate, and inspire. Our programs are safe and meaningful, and include:

Food and Drink

Delicious local and international cuisine


Secure, modern, fully-furnished apartment-style units

Safety and Security

24-hour on-call support for health emergency. On-call security at accommodation

Cultural Excursions

Trips to broaden your cultural understanding

Full-time In-country Leadership

Our international staff all have previous experience abroad

On-site Orientation

On-site training sessions to ramp you up quickly and effectively

In-country Transportation

Airport pick-up and drop-off, and all program-related trips

Internet and Mobile Phone

Easily communicate domestically and internationally

Mentorship Supplies

Teaching and art supplies

Not Included

Airfare, travel insurance, passport, and visa (for non US-citizens) are not included in the program fee but are required for participation.


We are currently accepting applications for 2019. Positions are limited, apply today!

2 week
May 27 - June 7
June 10 - June 21
June 24 - July 5
July 15 - July 26
July 29 - August 9
August 12 - August 23
4 week
May 27 - June 21
July 15 - August 9