Here is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer with an education charity that works to empower rural disadvantaged children and youth in the Gamtoos Valley area, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The children and youth are mostly from poor parents that are laborers on the local citrus and vegetable farms.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA
P.O. Box 115, Hankey, Eastern Cape 6350, ZA
Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA paves the way to awaken the creativity, potential and purpose in the youth of South Africa. YOUPSA brings education alive by igniting the inner spark in youth. When children discover their 'spark', they tap into their own unique talents and interests. Youth who have the ability to express their own personality and know what motivates them to do their best, develop into people who have a sense of purpose, empathy and social competence, who achieve higher academic performance and contribute to the well-being of their greater community.
Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA works with rural schools and communities in the Eastern Cape Province, impacting over 900 at-risk children, principals, teachers and School Boards.
YOUPSA's core programs are:
- Creative Youth & Teacher Empowerment - Words Can Change Worlds Literacy program - Leadership & Team-Building
In South Africa, Primary School children receive the least attention. These years are key years for personal development. We implement holistic techniques of developing creativity and empathy that are not available in the existing education structures. Our unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalization is nurturing the development of mental qualities and skills from within.