Volunteer teaching in South Africa - Transkei, Eastern Cape

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  • Description

    Description

    We still have openings for volunteers for next school term beginning 9 July until beginning September. Interested in helping young students to read? Join us and learn about Xhosa culture while you impact the lives of children in our rural village.

    Our education centre is based in a rural village on the Wild Coast, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa. We need volunteers to assist us with our English reading programme in surrounding junior schools for a few hours in the morning.

    In the afternoons we give fun interactive after school English lessons at our centre, offer computer lessons and assist high school students who visit our centre with homework, research, prepare for debates etc. A TEFL background would be valuable but definitely not essential. You need to be able to communicate in English.

    The local people are friendly and you will be made to feel very welcome. You will have lots of free time to learn about Xhosa culture and interact with the local people.

    Rural life here is simple and the beautiful scenery and easy going lifestyle is relaxing and feeds the soul.

    If community work and a desire to share knowledge is what you want to do, then you can be effective in making a lasting difference to someones life. Come and experience a cultural exchange that will be a rewarding gift and make memories to last a lifetime.

    As we are a charity organization supporting schools, we need to charge volunteers 5 euros per day to cover food and accommodation.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    By living in the village with us, volunteers will have a first hand opportunity to learn about the fascinating traditional Xhosa customs.

  • Help

    Help

    A school day starts at 8 and ends at 12 midday as well as an hour at our centre in the afternoons when students visit us every afternoon for extra lessons.
    We will supply you with access to lesson plan material as well as orientate you to make sure that your stay with us is comfortable.
    A minimum stay is 2 weeks but we encourage volunteers to stay for one school term (about 8-10 weeks).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers will be given 3 Xhosa/South African fusion meals a day. Unfortunately we cannot cater for vegetarians.
    Volunteers will sleep in a comfortable traditional Xhosa rondavel (roundhouse). We have electricity and running water. We are 4km from pristine beaches and 7km beach walk from a country hotel. It is a malaria free area but mosquitoes can be a nuisance so bring anti mozzie repellent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transkei's beauty is in its rolling grass hills dotted with huts and an endless coastline of pristine beaches. It get quite hot in summer, (November to April) and winters are very moderate. Weekends you are free to explore the area and we will gladly show you around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hours/week)

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    5 Euros per day


















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