Help transform a child’s life was founded on the belief that sponsoring school fees alone is not enough to ensure a child’s success. A more holistic approach is needed, one that considers social, emotional, cultural and physical needs.
Our Education Support Programme was developed to address these needs. We are successfully integrating these children into a more challenging and diverse school environment, while providing their families with much needed guidance and a network of support.
Our beneficiaries come from low-income, historically disadvantaged communities of Hout Bay including Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. The majority of people living in these communities face poverty and hardship every day, and despite the change in democracy, good schooling and housing are out of reach for most of them.
As part of our Education Support Programme, we provide:
• Financial support to attend a good school
• Dedicated mentor who will work closely with school, learner and family
• Cultural enrichment holiday programme
• Support in maths and literacy
• Access to subsidised medical and dental care
• Safe transport to and from school, aftercare and extra murals
• Parenting workshops for the parents whose children on in our programme
The success of our parent workshops led to the development of the Community Workshops Programme. The workshops aim to inform and educate about issues such as parenting, homework assistance, physical and dental health, CV writing and budget skills.
The Workshops Programme shares vital life-changing information and skills, in collaboration with other non-profits and organisations working within the areas of education, health-care and self-development, to instil self-confidence, afford opportunities and support community members in uplifting themselves.
- Learner support for children – Grades 4 – 6 (revision, daily homework support)
- Supervising of children while at group swimming lessons (not teaching/swimming, but helping children dress for swimming, keeping them occupied while other children are in the pool, general supervision, 4-8 year olds)
- Afternoon school bus run – supervision of children , support driver with managing the children while on the bus
- Planning of holiday programme activities, cultural enrichment events – supervised by Programme Co-ordinator
- Participating/supervising during holiday programme/on cultural enrichment events and activities
- Setting up meetings with parents and schools – supervised by Programme Co-ordinator
Community Workshops Programme
- Planning of workshops and support on event days – supervised by Programme Facilitator
- Preparing forms for feedback assessments – collating information
- Fundraising – support Facilitator with local business / dropping off flyers, making appointments
- Answering telephone
- Assisting team with basic admin around the office
- Social media – supervised by team members
- Fundraising Events – support team with office tasks / preparing for events
Start date every Monday except during South African School Holidays
South African School Holidays 2018, project closed:
29 March - 9 April 2018
23 June - 16 July 2018
29 September - 8 October 2018
18 December - 8 January 2019
However, if there are holiday camps running, there will be work during the above holiday periods
South African School Holidays 2019, project closed:
15 March - 2 April 2019
14 June - 9 July 2019
20 September - 1 October 2019
6 December - 2 January 2020
- Encouraging love of learning and education
- Empowerment, self-development
- Meeting people, learning about other cultures, gaining an understanding of the challenges facing the majority of South African youth
- CAPE TOWN ORIENTATION: 3 nights accommodation, orientation that covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from
social skills to transport and safety), trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a trip back to the
accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday, packed lunch included).
- All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
- Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
- Breakfast and dinner
- Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
- A South African sim card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
- Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost depends on social)
- Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes
- FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
- Laundry is at the cost of the volunteer
- Transport in free time is at the cost of the volunteer
- Monday - Friday project transfers incuded
- My Citi Bus at volunteers own cost.
A quiet and comfortable House in the valley of Hout Bay. Just 20 minutes from Cape Town, and easily accessible by public transport.
The House is conveniently located close to the beach and shopping centre, where a variety of activities are offered. These include: Surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, and if that's not enough there's loads of live entertainment!
Rooms sleep 2-4 with shared full bathrooms
Communal living area, dining room and kitchen
Lunches are for the volunteers own account and should be taken and eaten at the volunteer project.