Our Story

Our story starts back in 2007 in South Africa, where the founder, Jean Cathro, had a wonderful volunteering experience. Hearing of her life changing trip made her disabled students at the University of Edinburgh want to live the same empowering experiences. So Jean organized a first trip to Durban for a small group of students to volunteer in township schools and local NGOs and in February 2015 Crossing Countries was officially founded.

Crossing Countries is now a passionate team of volunteers who tailor international trips for disabled and non-disabled volunteers wanting to make a difference by helping others while exploring other countries and cultures.