Seed is a two-year program that brings together young adults ages 20-30 from around the world to reflect, serve and work for peace. (Single people or married couples without children accepted.)
Seed participants live in communities and serve with MCC partner agencies that are working to address issues such as violence, poverty and oppression from the grassroots.
During their two years, Seed participants reflect as a group on a range of topics in order to understand how national and international issues affect the communities they are serving in. This reflection also helps them develop skills to support the work being done in their communities.
As part of Seed’s focus on peace, participants learn from and work with people from different political, theological and cultural backgrounds.
There will be four Seed programs forming in 2016!
In February 2016, we hope to place Seed teams in:
- Africa Great Lakes: Eastern Congo, where French language skills would be used/needed.
- Colombia, where Spanish language skills would be used/needed.
Both will have a peace focus.
In late July/early August 2016 (exact dates tbd), we hope to place teams in:
- Bolivia, where Spanish language skills would be used/needed. The focus for those placements will be on food security/mining/ecological issues.
- Southern Africa, where we will bring together young adults from Mozambique, Swaziland/South Africa/Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and from the U.S. and Canada to learn and serve with partners in promoting conservation agriculture.
If you are interested in participating in Seed, send us an email.