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Love 2 Teach

Love 2 Teach collaboration with ABC for Life was founded on the idea that “every good action creates another”.
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Duration: 2 Weeks
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    Love 2 Teach has been collaborating with ABC for Life for over 5 years. It was founded on the idea that “every good action creates another”.

    Love 2 Teach main objectives to help these underprivileged learners with a conjunctive learning environment, to boost the morale of our learners, to encourage them to pass, to offer them a safe environment, to give them love and attention they need and to give hope to those who have lost hope.
    If you join our team you will make a difference in the academic and social life of these learners.

    ABC for life are based at two government Schools in the community of Hout Bay. We assist learners who come from Imizamo Yethu (IY) and Hangberg.

    Volunteers work within the school classrooms with ABC for life from 8:00 - 12:30 in Hout Bay 4 times a week.

    ABC For life was founded 14 years ago as a bridging programme for only 7 students from the Primary school who were not coping with mainstream education. The organisation has grown in these years and now helping ± 450 learners which is more than a third of primary school.

    Your role:
    The mornings:

    Assisting Class Teacher with the following duties:
    • Settling learners as they come for their lessons.
    • Giving learners their workbooks and stationery.
    • Assist learners with their school work as per class teacher’s request.
    • Assist teacher in general class management all the time.
    • Ensure that learners get their Homework packs as they leave.
    • Ensuring that learner’s return their workbooks and classroom aids when the lesson has finished.

    The afternoon:

    Have a variety of choices to work and play with the children:

    - Assist with the skateboard project.
    - Assist with the soccer project
    - Assist at the surf project
    - Assist at the after school project

    Our Volunteers are welcome to help us do any administrative duties as well if they have the expertise as below:

    • Help us keep our website up to date
    • Help us improve our marketing
    • Run a fundraising event for us
    • Offer your professional services (Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Remedial Teachers, Dieticians, etc)

    Please note:
    1. Volunteers may never use physical punishment or degrading remarks to discipline any child
    2. Volunteers should treat all children equally i.e. no favoritism
    3. Volunteers should always liaise with class teacher before planning something different to existing program
    4. Volunteers to liaise with the Volunteer coordinator or Project Coordinator should any problem whatsoever arise
    5. Working hours are Mondays to Thursday from 8.30am to 16.00pm Friday 8.30 to 12.30. Please bring your own snacks or food.
    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

    2 Weeks
    Additional per week:
    Love 2 Teach Highlights
    • Counterbalanced the devastating impact of the reality that there are too few teachers and too many students, resulting in severely overcrowded classes where there is no capacity to help struggling learners to keep up with standards.
    • Assisted children in grades 1 - 5 (age groups 6 - 12) who have fallen behind to keep up with the class in English, Afrikaans and Maths.
    • In small classes (not more than 10 students) brought children up to their grade level according to the school’s prevailing curriculum.
    • Helped them to enjoy learning again so that they do not drop out of school and fall prey to drugs, violence, prostitution, substance abuse and crime.
    • Created a supportive environment with one-on-one instruction, reading sessions, sport and social activities
    • Motivated the students to pass end-of-year exams in grades 7, 8 & 9 so that they qualify for training in well run trade schools and learn a practical trade or profession.
    • Provided children with books, learning material and aids in order to encourage a reading and learning culture in families who often do not have a single reading book at home.
    • Organized after-school activities in order to integrate them with their peers socially, in sports and in academic pursuits.

    Why it is worthy Love 2 Teach?

    • You make a huge difference in empowering young children through education
    • Encouraging love of learning and education
    • It’s you own empowerment and self-development
    • You get a chance to meet people, learn about other cultures, gain an understanding of the challenges facing the majority of South African youth
    Minimum age:
    Police clearance:
    Special skills required:
    • Read, write and speak English
    • Patience, tolerance and respect towards children
    • Agility and energy to engage in physical child play
    • Willingness to work closely with teacher – remembering that the teacher is in charge and the volunteer is assisting her. The teacher is ultimately responsible for the children in her care.
    • Stress-resilience
    Language requirement:
    Basic English
    What's included:
    • Thursday arrival transfer from Cape Town/ Airport to accommodation.
    • Sunday departurture transfer from accommodation to Cape Town/ Airport
    Friday Cape Town city walking tour which covers South Africa history, social skills, transport, safety and projects, Transport and Lunch included.
    Saturday Cape Penisular tour. Explore the beauty that is Hout bay, the famous chapmans peak drive, Cape point nature reserve and hang out with the african penguins on bolders beach. Transprt and Lunch included.
    •All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Program
    •Appointed co-ordinators for duration of program
    •Accommodation: volunteer house/ host family. Volunteer house
    •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
    • Bi weekly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers
    •Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes upon completion of questionaire
    - FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
    What's excluded:
    - 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 for social activities
    - Catered meals
    - Use of Phone: Landline or Mobile costs
    - Towels and Toiletries
    - Accommodation if you arrive before start date or after project end
    - Transport to accommodation if you arrive before start date or leave after project end
    Closest town:
    Cape Town
    Surrounding area:
    Hout Bay
    Provided to and from project
    Hout Bay Volunteer House
    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 and kitchen

    Garden and pool
    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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