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Help Transform a Child’s Life

Better Education for a brighter future.
from EUR 5200
Duration: Min 3 months
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    Help transform a child’s life is a Public Benefit Organisation based in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Our focus is on providing education to children and adults from the local, historically disadvantaged communities. We believe that quality, holistic education is vital for transformation to take place.

    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.
    Your role:
    Education Support Programme
    - 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

    Office Administration
    - 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
    Is the work dangerous?
    Is there a potential risk?
    *Generally, HIV/AIDS is extremely prevalent in the South Africa so it is your personal responsibility to take care with regards to health and safety, as well as sexual relationships.
    SCHOOL PROJECTS CLOSES:- Sunday 17th of December 2023.

    FIRST TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 11th of January - Sunday 17th of March 2024.


    SECOND TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of April - Sunday 16th of June 2024


    THIRD TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 4th of July - Sunday 22nd of September 2024


    FOURTH TERM ARRIVALS:- Thursday 26th of September - Sunday 15th of December 2024

    Min 3 months
    Additional per week:
    - Empowering young children, youth and adults through education
    - 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
    Minimum age:
    Police clearance:
    Special skills required:
    Language requirement:
    - Volunteers communication skills. Volunteers must have an intermediate to advanced level of competency in English.
    What's included:
    - Airport Transfers (Thursday arrival, Sunday departure)
    - 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
    - Accommodation
    - 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
    What's excluded:
    - WIFI is available at the accommodation at the cost of the volunteer
    - Laundry is at the cost of the volunteer
    - Transport in free time is at the cost of the volunteer
    Closest town:
    Cape Town Hout Bay
    Surrounding area:
    Cape Town
    - Airport transfers included by You2Africa
    - Monday - Friday project transfers incuded

    - My Citi Bus at volunteers own cost.
    Hout Bay Volunteer House
    Is set in the beautiful Hout Bay!

    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
    Good wholesome fresh meals cooked daily by our You2Africa chef who provides a great cereal breakfast and tasty delicious dinners with weekly menus to suit all culinary tastes.

    Lunches are for the volunteers own account and should be taken and eaten at the volunteer project.
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