Why Immersion Programmes?
Immersion Programmes are a type of Development Education. By giving first-hand experiences of a different way of life, these programmes aim to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges people face in extreme poverty.
The idea behind Immersions is to introduce the complexity of inequality and underdevelopment in an arena where the power dynamic is more equal than the standard rich-poor or donor-recipient relationship. By doing this, immersion participants will gain increased understanding, altered attitudes towards development issues, a keener sense of global citizenship, and more desire to participate in movements towards increased social justice.