Learn & Serve
SIFAT is following the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State and local authorities to make decisions regarding the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, we have suspended visits to our campus by international travelers until further notice. We ask that visitors participating in campus programming follow the CDC’s good health hygiene recommendations, which are being sent to group leaders prior to each group’s visit. Additionally, daily disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces are being added to normal routine cleaning of our facilities. Our campus staff is available to discuss concerns or make schedule changes for upcoming events.
To read SIFAT’s full statement about our proactive approach to keep potential exposure to the virus minimal for everyone involved with SIFAT, please click here.
Learn & Serve (L&S) is a ministry of SIFAT that provides an opportunity for Americans to gain a holistic view of the developing world. Throughout the year, churches, universities and school groups visit our 176-acre campus to learn through interactive programming and simulations. A simulated rural Global Village and Urban Slum are used as teaching tools to let people experience the lives of our brothers and sisters living in the two-thirds world. We believe, as our founder Sarah Corson wrote, “When we walk in their shoes and feel what they are feeling, reasons for poverty become much clearer. Then we begin to understand the Biblical teachings on our responsibility in the face of poverty and need.” After receiving a global view, we challenge Americans to take what they have learned and respond in their local communities with action. L&S programming is offered year-round. During the summer, we offer week-long sessions through our summer training program. Throughout the rest of the year, you can get involved with L&S by scheduling a retreat.