InSite agents are treated as co-partners in the initiatives done in South Africa and the modules are designed to give the tools needed to be a valuable contributor. InSite sees each agent as a valued and needed part of the InSite team. If you've been wanting to stretch yourself within the realm of seeing your impact grow and develop, this is your opportunity to live forward with intention. Does this sound like CAS? Probably not, but you'll fulfil CAS as a natural outcome of being a part of InSite.
Here's the deal. We all have 24 hours in a day and we all decide how to use those precious hours. InSite is designed so that you have the maximum benefit for the time invested. Every single hour you designate for InSite will fulfil at least one of the CAS learning outcomes. InSite provides the structure so that you can focus on what matters and not wasting your time trying to figure out what to do.
Each Modules has been designed around specific topics that are relevant in the social justice activism world. These topics have far reaching applications as they raise ones self-awareness, bring focus on ones true passions and callings, emphasise our shared humanity with skills in resolving conflicts, learning ways of negotiating and tapping into empathy as a way to be heard and to really hear the other person, as well as experiencing the value of cultural contexts and how that impacts social structures, and so much more.
Fundraising usually brings up feelings of fear and seems impossible at the first glance. We get that. We believe that fundraising:
- gives people who want to help a solution.
- gives experience in how to give a pitch.
- increases your self confidence as you reach a goal that seems a little out of your reach.
- provides opportunities for others to support you in pursuing your goals.
- gives you skills and tools in communication, event planning, budgeting, and public speaking.
- creates opportunities for you to be resourceful and creative.
To accomplish this, InSite provides the tools you need to fundraise in a way that is authentic and natural for you, that excites your network in wanting to contribute and gets you to your goal.
InSite Agents fundraise €1750 which covers all costs in the South African experience. The Modules have a separate fee which is not part of the fundraising required.
InSite is fully aware of the risks of traveling. We stay in secured locations, with locked gates and added security, when needed. We hire drivers and travel with our local partners while we are there. The students are never alone or allowed to be out without adult supervision. When in the settlements, we are in a group and we all walk and work in groups of at least 3 people. It’s one of the reasons we have training sessions and work on team building. We build a high sense of trust between us to ensure that we will all do our part for the good of the group.
Being active in the raising of funds gets you more connected with the cause and needs of those in South Africa. Fundraising teaches the value of money, how to give a pitch, handle rejection, builds resilience and confidence. It provides an opportunity for more people to participate and provides the resources for InSite to contribute to projects in South Africa.