Work with children from underprivileged homes to prepare them for Primary school. Any help they get from you is greatly appreciated. You'll use fun activities and educational programmes to benefit their social and mental development.
You'll have freedom to set up your own day's activities. Activities include singing, painting, reading, educational classes (like learning the alphabet) and playing with educational toys.
There are currently about 70 children aged between 2 and 6 years old with about 5 staff members. The cr?che is supported by the Department of Social Development. They also fundraise in the form of concerts, fashion shows, braais’ and selling hamburgers to keep the cr?che running.
You'll have a lot of freedom to set up your own days activities if you would like to. You'll also get the opportunity to painting murals to brighten up the class rooms. Activities include anything from singing, painting, reading, educational classes (like learning the alphabet) and playing with educational toys. Any activities are welcomed that will stimulate the children’s mind and teach them about themselves and the world around them.
You'll begin your placement by assisting the teachers but, depending on your ability, you may progress on to being given complete control of a particular class or group. You'll receive a lot of help and support from the teachers and staff at the schools.
You'll generally work from Monday to Friday from 7.30am until 2.15pm.
Minimum Program duration is 1 week and up to 24 weeks, minimum age is 16 unless accompanied by an adult. No qualifications necessary, just lots of enthusiasm!
Program price ranges from $935 for 1 week and includes:
- Arranging your Programme,
- Full pre-departure support and assistance,
- Payment Protection insurance
- Food budget
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Transport to and from your project
- Full pre-departure support
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support.
Accommodation is in our volunteer house, which is large and spacious with several verandahs, a courtyard and garden. Facilities include a kitchen kitted out for cooking, dining area, a few bathrooms, TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, garden and several wooden verandahs.