Cause Areas

When

Sat Feb 24, 2018 08:00 AM - Sat Mar 16, 2019 05:00 PM

Where

P.O. Box 1599Hoedspruit 1380South AfricaHoedspruit, Limpopo 1380ZA


About

DAKTARI is a registered non-profit company located in South Africa close to the Kruger National Park. The project site is situated in a 600 hectares private game reserve. The objective is to inspire and educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.

The goal is to enable today’s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future and quality of life.

OUTREACH MANAGER

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The period of placement is for 12 months.
  • You will work 7.30/8.00 hours a day, 5 days a week.
  • Saturday and Sunday are your days off.

OUR EXPECTATIONS

To manage the outreach projects including the twice-weekly Eco-Clubs, planning, teaching lessons and daily administration tasks, providing career guidance to post-matric students, organizing bookings for the home-stay families and supporting business creation in the local area.

DAKTARI is a registered non-profit company located in South Africa close to the Kruger National Park. The project site is situated in a 600 hectares private game reserve. The objective is to inspire and educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.

The goal is to enable today’s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future and quality of life.

Some of the children who attended to DAKTARI have created Eco Clubs in the villages where they come from. This gave us the idea to start a new project called the Outreach Program.

These two clubs are run once a week at the local high school where environmental and life skill lessons are taught to the students. The students can join voluntary and are of all ages. The lessons are after school from 2.30 until 4.00. The main reason to have these clubs is to give the students who have been to DAKTARI a chance to continue learning about the environment and keep developing themselves as independent people.

We have two eco-clubs at the moment, Rakgolokwane on Monday afternoon and Maahlamele on Tuesday afternoon. The rest of the week is used for community development, business creation, administration, social media, fundraising and preparing the lesson for next week.

The outreach manager is also visiting two crèches in the village of the Oaks (near Maahlamele school) on Tuesday mornings. We alternate every second week with the two crèches.

The idea is to let the project grow, not by taking on more eco-clubs but to improve the lives of the students by finding opportunities for their future. For example by assisting with bursaries to study or get employed in the Eco-Tourism field and/or to help the community toward development in green environment and/or eco-tourism access. This takes up a lot of time but the reward to guide students and/or the community is amazing.

The outreach manager is usually accompanied by some of our short-term volunteers so they can also get to see how is the community living and the impact we are making in it. It is very rewarding for the outreach manager to share his work and the relationship he/she has built with the local community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Task 1: The Eco-Club and Crèches

  • Task 2: Career Guidance

  • Task 3: Community Projects - Home-Stay Family

  • Task 4: Community Projects (waste management - Eco Business Creation)

  • Task 5: PR

  • Task 6: Multimedia

SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

Desirable skills

  • You must speak and write English fluently
  • Knowledge of inter-cultural relations
  • Knowledge of social media
  • To be confident with the use of Apple computers
  • You must have your driving license
  • Experience managing and developing new businesses a plus
  • Experience in business creation or career guidance a plus

Skills

  • Child Care
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • General Education
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • English

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