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ORGANIZATION: Nourish NPO

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Early Childhood Development

Our Rise Creche focuses on Early Childhood Development and local training. The program is focused on play based learning to provide the best development opportunities.

The Rise Creche, created in 2016, is for the most vulnerable children (many from broken families) who's parents could not afford school fees. These 52 children for 2022 (from a few months old to 5/6 years old) come to the preschool daily for three meals and developmental learning. The Rise Creche program focuses on Early Childhood Development, through play based learning specialized on Sensory integration and using GROW learning programs.

Our playground is built with different materials, shapes, textures to stimulate our baby's brain. The best way to learn is by having fun! "GROW learning Company, in collaboration with their Curriculum Professionals, Occupational Therapist and Product Developers recognise that Educators and Teachers require well thought through, designed and quality teaching aids. They care for the classroom environment and the optimized development of children. Therefore, their focus is to provide content, tools and resources to Educators and Teachers."

As we believe we can improve someone's life by giving them the best opportunity possible, and it should start with a good education and as early as possible. For us, Early Childhood Development is the best way to grow a better tomorrow!

We are always more than happy to welcome people who are interested in learning about a new culture, doing research or aiming to learn a new skill.

We offer 2 options:

- A Nourish Immersive Experience (volunteering) is based on your chosen field, and immersing yourself into the day to day operations and running of the programmes. To have a better understanding of what we do, and how an NGO here in South Africa works.

- A Nourish Internship is divided between an individual project you will complete based on your chosen field, and immersing yourself into the day to day operations and running of the programme associated with your chosen field. You will also be studying a course in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and completing worksheets and a report as to how our program and your project contributes towards sustainable development.

Volunteers/Interns will stay at Shik Shack Backpackers situated on the same property that Nourish Eco Village. You will spend your day working with the team, learning from them and having an amazing experience! Some days you will also accompany the Rise Creche Coordinator to outreach visits to other preschools we support. The work is very hand-on, so expect to be busy but remember to have fun! This opportunity is like no other, as you are based at the project and will experience Africa like you never have before.

Typical day At our Rise Creche program, you will be immersed into the project as one of the team members to engage in the planning and running of the programs, from 7:30am to 3pm with
  • Helping our staff to be ready for the day

  • Classroom assistance

  • Supervising the activities with the kids

  • Playing with the kids

  • Outreach assistance

At Nourish Eco Village our goal is to create sustainable change - and have long-term impact in the spheres of sustainability, conservation and community resilience. We believe that by working to grow resilient wildlife communities that are healthy, educated, and have access to employment opportunities, we can break the poverty cycle and thus impact the poaching coming out of rural areas. The community of Sigagule and the surrounding rural villages in the Acornhoek area of Mpumalanga struggle daily with even the most basic elements of life. Access to running water, and electricity is a difficulty most face daily. There is a high unemployment rate, many children have access to schooling, but education levels are extremely low at schools, and the biggest economic contributor to the area - tourism - is out of reach for many. It is in this context that Nourish works. Our projects are all interlinked and holistic, in order to help a community grow in all aspects. Our programming focuses are Education, Enterprise and Tourism.High­lights
  • Make a real, lasting difference in small children's lives through your participation in our early childhood development projects.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in play based learning.
  • Experience the amazing learning opportunities from a completely different cultural perspective.
  • Visit Kruger National Park and get the chance to see an elusive leopard or experience the gentleness of an elephant.
  • Enjoy an authentic South African experience in food, culture and wildlife together with staff, locals and other volunteers from around the globe!

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About Nourish NPO

Location:

Sigagule Village, Hoedspruit, limpopo 1380, ZA

Mission Statement

Our goal is to create sustainable change - and have long-term impact in the spheres of both conservation and community upliftment. We believe that by working to grow wildlife resilient communities, that are healthy, educated, and have access to opportunities, we can break the poverty cycle and thus impact the poaching coming out of rural areas.

Description

Nourish NPO has a holistic approach to poverty and community development. By incorporating conservation education and economic empowerment through our business incubator and education centers, we strive to fight poaching through fighting poverty.
Nourish has been running since 2011 in a village on the border of the Greater Kruger Park area, to try and bridge the gap between community and conservation, as well as bringing tourists into our area to experience the Shangaan culture.
We have a variety of programs that range from Early Childhood Development, Farming, after school care, conservation education and field trips, feeding schemes, animal outreaches as well as a tourism pillar that focuses on community tours.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

Nourish Eco Village, R531 Orpen RoadOrpen RoadHoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

(-24.34614,30.97329)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Gardening
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We welcome volunteers all year around, for a minimum of 2 weeks

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