DST is On a Mission!

Sorors!  We are on a Mission!  A delegation of about sixty (60) Sorors from every Region, including the Eastern Region, is headed on a Mission Trip to South Africa, Eswatini and Ghana this weekend, from November 4 – 15.  We are asking for your prayers for safe travels and for major impact!  The purpose of the mission trip is “to inspect what we expect.”  We have seven official international projects and strive to visit them biannually with a delegation led by our International President.  The delegation visits, observes, serves and volunteers according to the Sorority’s MOU Agreements.  All of the official international Projects that will be visited during the Mission Trip will receive gifts and a check presentation** from the sorority. 

**The seven international projects also receive donations transferred electronically twice a year – in May and October.  The funds are donated by our generous chapters and Sorors from all Regions.

We are immensely proud of the fact that we now have wonderful Eastern Region Chapters to greet our delegation!  Both Southern Africa Alumnae and West Africa Alumnae chapters have been preparing and the Sorority is honored to fellowship with them.

Please follow our delegation on the Eastern Region’s social media and wish them much success in Elevating our Impact internationally!!

See background information below on the history of some of the previous Mission Trips!

The First DST Delegation to travel to Africa on an International Mission Trip was during the Administration of the 20th National President Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddy, Ph. D., with Habitat for Humanity.  In 1992, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, was the first African American organization to partner with Habitat for Humanity International. This organization seeks to eliminate poverty and provide housing security globally.  In 1996, the sorority’s partnership expanded to the continent of Africa in Ghana.

The Sorority Built 40 Delta Habitat Houses in Ghana, West Africa. 

The first DST Delegation Mission Trip to visit one of the official International Awareness and Involvement Sustainability Projects was in February, 2002.  The Delta Delegation consisted of 17 sorors from various regions led by our 22nd National President Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd. The delegation traveled to South Africa – Johannesburg, Soweto, Lesotho and Capetown. They visited and initiated our IAI projects in 2002 as follows:

  • Adelaide Tambo School for Children who are Physically Challenged; in Soweto, South Africa 
  • Delta House/Vashti Village, Eswatini (formerly know as Swaziland), Africa

The Delegation toured the IAI Projects above and presented gifts and checks to the projects visited!   The Delegation ended the journey with a tour of Capetown and the District Six Museum, as well other areas.  The last stop included a ferry ride to Robben Island to tour the prison (now a museum) that held prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. 

7 thoughts on “DST is On a Mission!”

    1. Rosie Allen-Herring

      Thank you Soror Stevens for your awesome leadership and the deep commitment of the Southern Africa Alumnae Chapter members!

  1. Safe traveling mercies, Sorors. Thank you for the work that you are doing to help others as you represent our Sorority. Habitat For Humanity is one of my passions. May God continue to bless you.

  2. To my Sorors enjoy and be safe doing the work of DST .Know that I am with you in spirit and praying your visit be safe,productive ,and a example of our sorority public service across the globe to the world.

  3. Soror Andrea Williams

    What a memorable and beautiful greeting upon arrival on DST mission trip!!! DC Chapters are proud of the important work that our Eastern Region chapters in Africa are doing on the continent. Sending much sisterly love and hugs to our sister chapters in Africa. Yes, we are THE EAST!!! Safe travels, Sorors!!! Soror Andrea Williams, DC State Coordinator

  4. Evelyn Jemmott-Jackson

    This is just outstanding I am praying for safe travels for you all and that you are well as you all embark on such absolutely wonderful task

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