Kaya Volunteering for Teaching and Educational Projects in Swaziland


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Ezulwini ValleyLobambaSwaziland, NASZ

About

Sports Volunteering Abroad in Swaziland

Join us on our sports volunteering abroad in Swaziland project and assist a locally led team in providing access to sports, exercise and games for children aged under 6. The local project has successfully incorporated sports into the curriculum of 7 community pre-schools. We all know that exercise and sport are essential for child development as they help to develop gross and fine motor skills as well as team working, listening and other essential skills. The children are from vulnerable backgrounds and absolutely adore having access to these activities, especially as bean bags, hula hoops, footballs and more are provided. Without the project they would not be able to access these activities, therefore falling behind other children who come from more affluent families.

Circle time games and activities are the focus of the first session, developing the children’s confidence, listening, clapping and dancing skills. After breakfast the children participate in relay races, learning to take it in turns and developing their athletic abilities. This is followed by free sports time when the children join the local team and volunteers to play football, hula hooping. skipping, gymnastics, frisbee throwing and more, largely developing their hand-eye coordination. Additional sessions are funded by a foundation and 5 year olds are also given the opportunity to learn to swim or to participate in horse vaulting. Both of these activities are loved by the children. The project also supports a soccer league on the weekends to encourage older children to remain active. Come to Swaziland and help the local project team improve participation in sports and fitness activities while seeing and experiencing first hand all the Swaziland has to offer.

Small Business Development Internship in Africa

Bring your business skills and study experience and join a small business development internship in South Africa to extend your CV/Resume while developing the capacity of a social enterprise. There are many small businesses in Africa that are looking for the support of interns or professionals to share their ideas and time, in exchange for providing a hands on experience of the challenges they face everyday. Whether it is HR, finance, policies or marketing that interest you, small businesses always appreciate new ideas and support with their activities. Join us in either South Africa or Swaziland at a social enterprise and learn how entrepreneurship can help develop your future, as well as those of small businesses in Africa.

Early Childhood Development Internship In Africa

If you are studying early childhood development or early years education or are an experienced practitioner join us in South Africa or Swaziland on this internship and, learn from and compare your experiences in your own country with local teachers and students. Early years education is important in preparing children for attending primary school and often those from impoverished backgrounds lack the opportunity to attend. Many of the children come from vulnerable backgrounds and have been abandoned or orphaned due to HIV, drug abuse and poor family circumstances. The projects in both destinations work with local pre-schools set up these children a better start in life through preparing them for school, providing a place to stay while their guardians and parents try to find work and a nutritious meal.

Volunteer Teaching At A Day Care Centre In Swaziland

If you are fun, outgoing and enjoy spending time with children our Volunteer Teaching At A Day Care Centre In Swaziland project could be perfect for you. The project established 7 non-fee paying pre-schools that are attended by children that have been selected by their communities as taking priority for the support provided. With one of Africa’s highest HIV / AIDS rates, many of the children have lost their parents and thus face food shortages, lack of adequate shelter and care, and most of all lack of attention. These centres provide the children with a safe place to be, 2 nutritious meals, early years education and the promise of better futures.

The project has made great progress over recent years from rough structures and lessons under trees to brick classrooms, kitchens and playgrounds. Work continues on the physical structures but it is the development of the teachers and children that is now a priority. The pre-schools help to prepare children for their entry into primary school and a curriculum has been developed to help the largely untrained local teachers with this. The schools vary in size from 25 to 106 so teaching assistance and activity support is essential. With a new curriculum in place, assisting the teachers with this is important. Teachers are delighted to have a clear focus on a soon to be appointed coordinator is going to lead on teacher development too. Join us in Swaziland and help the local team, teachers and children with this community based teaching abroad placement.

Volunteering for 16 and 17 Year Olds in Swaziland

Spend your school holidays doing something different by signing up for volunteering for 16 and 17 year olds in Swaziland. Working in the heart of communities in the Ezulwini Valley you will be assisting local staff with projects supporting impoverished children from the communities. The activities are located at 7 pre-schools which are funded by the project and coordinated with local community leaders. The centers welcome children who are orphans, or whose parents are unable to work or on a very low income and are identified by the community as needing support. The project goal is to provide children with access to early years education at safe centers, where their nutrition, education and development needs are addressed.

The project offers three elements; sports, building and gardening and education (for those staying 4 weeks or longer). Sports addresses confidence building, fine and gross motor skill development, team games, football, hula hooping, skipping and swimming. The building project focuses on developing the grounds and structures through cementing, painting, digging and repair work as well as planting trees to help with nutritional needs. If you join the education placement you will assist teachers following an early years curriculum, reading stories and helping in class. In the mornings the projects focus on the main activities and then in the afternoon there are a range of community based activities to join. These include after school and reading clubs. This is a great location with project activities focused on children who deserve a better start in life. Volunteer in Swaziland and help the project and communities with their efforts to make this happen.


Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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