Go Overseas



See the world in a different way.

Participating in a Discovery Team provides you with the opportunity to witness first-hand the programs you support and understand how as a result of Tearfund’s projects, families and entire communities are being transformed.

Past Discovery Team participants have found that a trip can be incredibly influential in how they think about and engage with the world, as it promises to be life-changing.

Why Participate?

Participating in a Discovery Team provides you with the opportunity to discover your impact as a supporter of Tearfund Canada’s international work. It helps to shape your understanding of the need and experience for yourself how your financial support is used to empower people across the globe.

A typical discovery trip is typically 2 weeks. Discovery Team members will visit several communities in a selected country, meeting farmers, church leaders and members of self-help and savings groups. You will learn about the importance of conservation agriculture and savings groups, and the impact that these programs have on entire communities.

Participants will also learn how Tearfund works with pastors and supports the local church. Meeting the people you support and building relationships with our national partners helps you to put names and faces to beneficiaries, promoting a dignified view of those in need.

Discovery Team experiences are inspiring and often evoke a passion for the world and your involvement in it. Upon returning, we encourage you to share your stories and experiences with your family, friends, churches and co-workers!

Upcoming Trips


July 2019 – Ethiopia

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Cost of each particular discovery trip varies but average a few thousand dollars. This cost includes airfare, accommodations, in-country food and transportation and visas.

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