ER Volunteer Scores Awesome Grant

Mikayla Bridges is going to have an exciting summer in South Africa thanks largely to a grant from Clemson University. The Clemson student was awarded a $3,000 Educational Enrichment Travel Grant in order to serve at ER’s Dream Centre located near CapeTown. The grant will cover her travel and living expenses. Congratulations Mikayla!

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Mikayla join us this summer in South Africa where she can invest in the after-school kids at the Dream Centre,” said Ruth Arteaga, ER Mobilization Director. “We’re especially excited that Mikayla received the Educational Enrichment Travel Grant from Clemson University. We encourage students seeking to volunteer overseas to apply for educational and humanitarian grants to help fund their experience.”

Ricki J. Shine, Associate Director of Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College, notified Mikayla of the grant via a letter and included these sentiments:

“It gives me great pleasure to send you this letter officially notifying you of the committee’s decision to fund your Educational Enrichment Travel Grant proposal entitled Volunteering at the ER Dream Centre in South Africa in the amount of $3000.00. On behalf of the entire committee, congratulations!”

Once Mikayla completes her time in South Africa and returns to the Clemson campus, she will provide a written report and make a public presentation of her experiences.

Are you or someone you know looking for a life-changing volunteer experience? We have short-term opportunities in Ecuador, Philippines, South Africa and other countries. You’ll serve with ER in our programs helping at-risk women or children, or with one of our 30 partners who are serving the poor.

Click here to learn more about our short-term volunteer opportunities. Or, contact Ruth Arteaga at