One of the main goals of the Small Village Foundation is to provide opportunities for Treasure Valley high school students and adults to travel to rural African villages to engage in hands-on humanitarian projects. The trips benefit not only rural African villagers but also students and adults by exposing them to cultural and socioeconomic conditions that are very different from home.
Since 2002, the Small Village Foundation has organized six two-week student and two adult trips to Africa. The most recent trip, which consisted of eight students and four adults, occurred in June, 2015. The itinerary is available here. A video of our 2013 and 2011 trips is available online here.
The Small Village Foundation also provides opportunities for students to assist rural African villagers without traveling. Over the last five years, several Boise schools and organizations have completed a variety of projects. In 2007, students at Riverstone International School in Boise, ID held a ‘flip-flop’ drive to collect shoes for rural African children.