Volunteer to Advance Education in South Africa Townships with Technology

Cause Areas


Mon Nov 28, 2016 - Wed Dec 07, 2016


8807 Matlaisane RoadGa-Rankuwa, Guateng ZA

Advance the quality of education in South Africa townships!


Team4Tech only has 2 - 3 projects per year that is open to the anyone. Apply now to be a volunteer with our upcoming project in South Africa. The team will help set up IT infrastructure, conduct a Teacher Training Workshop, and inspire youth with technology for LEAP's newest school, LEAP 6, which is located in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa.

LEAP is an innovative nonprofit organization that has six schools throughout South Africa and is a pioneer in providing quality education to underserved youth. They focus on Math, Science, and English, have extended school hours, and believe in developing students' character and intellect. On average 70% students in South Africa pass their Grade 12 examinations, while 96% of LEAP Grade 12 students passed.

The LEAP 6 project spans three months with three phases. Volunteers will be expected to opt-in to full participation in all three phases:

- Preparation Phase: (Monday, October 24 - Monday, November 21, 2016): During the preparation phase, you will dive into discovering and facilitating using design, learning, and reflective mindsets that strengthen your 21st Century leadership skills, and model life-long learning for LEAP teachers and students. The preparation phase includes one hour team calls and 3 - 5 hours reading and sub-team preparation work per week.

- In-Country Phase: (Monday, November 28 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016): While in-country, you will help install IT equipment and software, conduct IT teacher training workshop, participate in cultural immersion activities, and share your thoughts with the team during evening reflections. You should expect a full schedule every day.

- Debrief Phase : (December 2016): To help you re-integrate to your daily life, you will have the opportunity to participate in a debrief workshop, and craft and present your story to friends and colleagues. The intention of this phase is to help you unlock your insights and share your experience with others.

Apply by Friday, October 21st

We are looking to form a team with diverse perspectives. If you're interested, apply now before Friday, October 21st 5pm PST. We look forward to receiving your application and if you have any questions, please email Dawn (Program Manager) at dawn@team4tech.org .


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Google Apps
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • $2,500 project cost that covers accommodation, food, and transportation. Airfare, visas aren't inc
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