WARNING: You will find that many organisations offer experiences within different communities in Africa. You must choose very carefully who you book with as many of these projects can unnecessarily put a traveller in a potentially dangerous situation. Often volunteering can include pointless projects where volunteers (with the best will in the world) are doing things that the community could perfectly well do for themselves given the skills and tools. These projects are generally more about the Provider’s bank balance than the beneficiary.
However, many of you do want to help in whatever way you can, and your help and expertise are needed and gratefully received in many places. We choose carefully where we work and are guided by trusted partners. The majority of South African citizens pay their taxes for services to be provided but often this public money will not reach it’s intended end user…
HIV Care Centres & Orphanages
Projects include arts and crafts, herb, shrub and tree planting, singing, dancing and cultural workshops. These are based in KwaZulu Natal.
Schools & Youth groups
We need volunteers to work in remote schools. Basic English and mathematics are the main areas of learning required. Lots of fun can be had teaching coaching and playing sports at these Schools.
Identifying street children and building trust. Providing basic human rights information for youth groups and homeless children and young people.
Providing opportunities for street children to take part in community regeneration programmes
Providing support to children regenerated back into the community. Advising on future employment and training opportunities as we as referring to appropriate agencies for further housing, support and guidance.
For young people who have grown up as street children this service is very important, and you will work closely with trusted NGO’s in the area.
Advocacy work for street child and former street children.
|Support for young people who are in education, training or starting their own small business is vital. How to apply for grants and how to develop the basic skills of running a small business are crucial skills to be learnt.|
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Who Are They? The San or Saan People who are also known as the “Bushmen”, are the indigenous people of Africa and believed to be the oldest inhabitants of Africa. They are known to be the descendants of the first modern man or Homo sapiens. Their name “Bushmen” came from the Dutch term “bosiesman”…
A lot of people these days are engaged in hiking, backpacking, kayaking, mountaineering, and many other outdoor activities available. We do it for adventure, camaraderie, challenge, exercise, competition and just the desire to get out into nature. You may be able to manage a short hike or an overnight camping trip near where you…
Camping is a great recreational activity held outdoors that can benefit us in so many ways including our physical, social, and mental wellbeing. It is fun, enjoyable, and challenging but it could also be uncomfortable if one is not prepared or one does not know what to do. Most people think about where…