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You can help to make a World of Difference in the lives of Africa’s children by joining us on an expedition.



Help us give children a chance by helping communities build schools and train teachers, as well as assisting them with supplies needed to provide a proper education.



You can donate to the building of a school in the slums of Kenya or join us on an expedition to get involved personally.

              Future Expeditions

August 2015 Malawi Expedition

Dates: August 13, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Application deadline: June 12, 2015

1st payment due: June 12, 2015 ($1,775)

2nd payment due: July 10, 2015 ($1,775)


Join us on our first expedition to Malawi, in partnership with the Warm Hearts Foundation, and help construct classrooms for Mkumba. Currently, the school only has two classrooms to accommodate several hundred students forcing most classes to be held outside under trees. We will be working side by side with the local community in Mangochi to build additional classrooms and proper sanitation facilities. In addition to the project, we will explore the beautiful Malawian countryside with a weekend safari excursion to Liwonde National Park, and a weekend retreat to Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi.  We will also visit other programs and community development initiatives being led by Warm Hearts in Malawi. Immerse yourself into a new culture, and help us change countless lives by providing the opportunity for education.

The cost of the expedition is $3,850 (subject to change depending on airfare) and is all-inclusive (airfare, in-country accommodations, food, bottled water, transportation, visas, project materials, etc). A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will secure your spot on the expedition. All donations for the expedition are made to World of Difference and are tax deductible.

This experience made me grateful to be alive, and grateful to be giving to someone else...

-Tony Litster

Together, we ARE the difference we want to see in the world...

-Melanie Carlone


Our organization is dedicated to enhancing the lives of underprivileged children through construction of schools and health education.


World of Difference was founded by Kindee Nielsen Dixon, Jodi Nielsen and Dr. Rick (Ranger) Nielsen in 2006 during which time seven schools have been built or modified. From 1998-2006, the founders were involved with other organizations under which an additional five schools were constructed.


President: Kindee N. Dixon
Board: Tadd Sorenson (Chair)
Brieann Stewart
Tony Listner
Kathy Benson
Johnny Listner
Jodi Nielsen
Dr. Rick (Ranger) Nielsen

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