Computer Literacy and Arts Volunteering in South Africa


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

South AfricaChintsa, Chintsa NAZA

About

The Project

Volunteer in South Africa on the world’s first ever Fair Trade Certified Schools Project and work with rural communities on the outskirts of Chintsa, on the East cape’s beautiful Wild Coast. Since 2004, this project has focused on bringing computer literacy to the children of the poorest communities in the area. Through fundraising, grants, sponsorship by Microsoft, and volunteer support, we are now working with 6 schools, managing 4 computer labs with 150 computers teaching over 1000 learners from pre-school to high school. The project has equipped schools with networked labs, developed teaching aids and support structures for teachers and pupils, and has helped to teach basic computer skills in the classroom environment. Additionally, a new initiative in 2010 will see an ex-army land-rover adapted into a mobile computer lab to allow the project to reach even further with their work.

Why the project needs you

Children from the poorer communities who do not have access to computers at school are immediately disadvantaged in their search for jobs in an ever-technologically advancing modern South Africa. Projects such as these provide the children with a skill that can lift them out of poverty. The success of this project is dependent on the ongoing support of volunteers, especially as the numbers being supported grow and the mobile lab is set up.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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