Help build new facilities for a children and youth centre. Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa


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    This is a registered non-for profit Volunteer/Community driven initiative that aims to address social issues/ills in the Mzingazi, Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Children have the right to be loved, protected, respected, and heard, a right to proper nutrition, a right to good developmental education and the right to enjoy just being kids.

    The small community of Mzingazi embodies the lines of social inequality in South Africa with poverty levels exceeding the national average. Majority of its inhabitants earn less than $1.25 a day, below the aimed targets of the Millennium Development Goals. Most families survive on child and elderly government social grant.

    We aspire to produce young people who are empowered, able to realise their full potential and understand their roles and responsibilities in making meaningful contribution to the development of their immediate community and the country.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    We are looking for volunteers with skills with various skills from building and construction work, sewing, bead making and crafts in general. Volunteers could help maintain the garden and plan and undertake construction work.

    Furthermore, they can assist in our after School programme with home work, giving extra classes, coaching and teaching sports and generally helping with extra mural activities.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn that differences are not weird or strange they are just different to what they know.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Zulu and English

  • Accommodation


    Our volunteers will be hosted in families until our building is complete which will have extra rooms that will be used as volunteer quarters

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Coastal with beautiful beaches and lovely sunny weather all year round. Volunteers can go hiking and also do safaris in the neighbouring towns to see wildlife.

    We are charging a small fee of 5 dollars a day, as we need to rent a room for our volunteers as long as we do not have our own facilities yet and the little money we have is needed to maintain this place. However, depending of the length of your stay and the current situation, the amount is negotiable.

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      Limited internet access

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    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    US$5 per day
Our youth group after a team buiding game
Netball team warming up before a match
Director playing with the youth
Choir after performing at the Richards Bay harbour
Project founder Mary Mlambo in front of the current centre
Children playing
Swiss volunteer helping at the daycare
Earthworks under way 2
Earthworks under way on the newly purchased land
Children in the classroom

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