"My travels expanded my world view, opening my eyes to the struggles in other countries. The girls reminded me that happiness doesn’t come from what we have but who surrounds us. I was also reminded how lucky I am and how much we take things as basic as education for granted.”
"It's life-changing to witness first hand how the opportunity provided at JBFC can turn a child's life around… JBFC has had an immeasurable impact on me; it changed the way I looked at the world.”
"I come from a completely different cultural, geographic, and economic environment then the JBFC girls and students at the school, [but] I was able connect with them and form many friendships. While its easy to put people from other cultures in ‘box’ my trip has taught me that people from different places are all alike in so many ways.”
"I believe that most people feel like they can't make that much of a difference in the world. However, I realized from my time at JBFC that anything that you do in order to better the lives of others does really make a difference.”
"My two summers at JBFC impacted my life not only by showing me how people live in other countries, but more importantly by showing me it is possible to be happy without all of the money and stuff I take for granted. "
We Need You
It was volunteerism that originally brought JBFC Founder and CEO Chris Gates to Tanzania. And it was his summers working with a boy’s home in Mwanza, Tanzania that inspired him to start JBFC.
That’s why JBFC was pleased to welcome over 150 volunteers in this past year to our Kitongo campus. JBFC works with nearly 10 different school partners who send groups of students and faculty each year to volunteer and learn at our campus.
We are also excited to offer 10-day Experience JBFC trips three times a year for individuals, students, and families who are interested in coming to our campus. These trips give you a taste of everything that JBFC has to offer, and allow you travel with a JBFC staff person if you choose. 2017 Experience JBFC Trips will take place in February, May and July. Active supporters of JBFC may contact us about the possibility of visiting our campus at other times.
Please contact us for more information. We would love to help you plan a trip to see what we do first hand.
We also have many opportunities for Tulsa supporters to volunteer in our U.S. office year-round.