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Yoga 2 Africa & Organic African Farm

Yoga, organic farming and community outreach
from EUR 1100
Duration: 2 weeks minimum
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    Yoga, Meditation, Community Development, Organic Vegetable Gardens.

    This project is based on a small farm, across the street from 40,000 people who live in Shacks. During your time with us you will enjoy the regular personal practice of Yoga and Meditation, participate in our community development programmes aimed at reducing poverty, and you will work in our organic vegetable gardens that provide free nutritious meals to the elderly, the very young and the sick of our community.
    Your role:
    Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    Yoga with Michelle 8:30-9:30am

    The remainder of your time is split between the farm and the community.

    GRACIE is a simple act of kindness in our very harsh and broken world. We grow our own organic veggies and will transform them into delicious, love-filled bowls of soup for those who are homeless, living on the margins, the very elderly and the infants who are hungry in Hout Bay. It’s true that everyone in this life deserves a little Grace. And we believe that everyone should have a tummy filled with healthy food.

    You can also get involved in The Rainbow Youth Academy which is a four year leadership programme in our local Hout Bay schools, bringing together youth across diverse backgrounds to build a kinder, stronger community in our shared future.

    Through workshops, field trips, retreats, fun, imagination and hard work, these youth learn skills for peace building, conflict resolution, community service and collaboration.
    Is the work dangerous?
    Is there a potential risk?
    The project will re-open to all volunteers on Thursday 12th of January 2023

    2 weeks minimum
    Additional per week:
    Set in a beautiful location of Hout Bay, Cape Town
    Yoga 3 times a week
    Organic farming
    Community outreach
    Minimum age:
    Police clearance:
    Special skills required:
    A good positive attitude
    Able to carry out manual labour
    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
    Monday - Friday

    08:00 transfer from volunteer house to project
    16:00 transfer from project to volunteer house

    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, 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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