Provide skills, hope and opportunity to disadvantaged, unskilled and uneducated South Africans enabling them to find sustainable income generating opportunities. We do not only skill people, we assist after their training to help them set up their own small business or teaching facility
We work in the 112 Squatter Communities and 14 Townships surrounding Germiston, Ekurhuleni, (Johannesburg, South Africa).
The main focus is to teach skills that will make it possible for people to start a small business from home, enabling them to earn a living and build a future for their children. It also means that they are at home when the children get home so that they can help with homework and keep them safe, away from the street gangs and drug lords
Some of the skills we facilitate, however we are open to new ideas..
Sewing Embroidery Quilting Soap making Candle making, Jewellery making
Screen-printing Knitting, Bead, tin and wire work Catering Woodwork
Computer Literacy Computer Repair
Sustainable Vegetable Growing
Creating saleable goods from recycled products.
Ceramics Glass Sandblasting
Business and life skills are woven into each and every course.
The computer skills are aimed at those who have attended school and would like to get a real job.
There is a crèche on the premises where children are taken care of while the parents learn.
Learn and experience diverse markets and learn how to support their needs.
Project is closed for the Christmas holidays. +- 15 December to 13 January
Sharing basic business skills and ideas
Helping to build a workspace
Help to develop new product
Exploring the green economy
Help with market Research
IT and social media development
Permaculture and food security.
-Johannesburg 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), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to there accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
- All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
- Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
- Two meals a day - 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
A full day Sightseeing bus tour of Johannesburg
- The cost of a visa in the case of your volunteer stay being longer than 90 days
- Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South Africa as You2Africa will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme
- Weekend excursions
- Local Transport
- Lunches (not provided by host/host family)
- Towel and toiletries
- Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date
- Transport to Accommodation if Volunteer arrives before start date
Transfers included to/from project Tuesday- Saturday
Local transport for Volunteers own account
- Communal lounge and Kitchen
- South African Host Family in local community - own room or shared with another volunteer
- Lunch is to volunteers own account
- Supper is a cooked meal provided by the volunteer house host/host family
*Please note that the accommodation and food can be basic. If you have special dietary needs you should provide this for yourself