A family exchange of culture and conversational English in our mosque in Cape Town, South Africa

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South Africa

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    09/04/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Sameera.I live in Cape Town South Africa.I am mother to 5 children , 2 of whom are married.In my home we eat with gusto and try new flavours.We pray as it keeps us grounded. We learn, everyday.We love unconditionally and we embrace imperfection.Visiting here, you will meet my huge extended family of 6 siblings and my children's 29 cousins who range from 4 to 27. We are a family of creative minds , dreamers and doers.Cape Town has oceans, mountains, rivers, dunes and a majestic mesa which overlooks our city.We have flowers in springtime and seals, whales, dolphins and penguins in our waters.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Attending our weddings and being part of our weekly family gatherings means you will meet so many others and be able to share your experiences as well.We cook traditional food and also happy to try new dishes. I will love teaching you how to cook and also learn from your cooking skills.Sharing our home means you will be part of our daily routine and tagalong where necessary.

  • Help

    Help

    I am currently teaching at a mosque in the township of Langa.We need help teaching students (Teaching them Quran will be a help but not obligatory ) ,and telling them about Islam in your world.We would love to expose them to Muslims from all over the world and help them practice conversational English.Our mosque needs repairing and we are looking for volunteers to assist at the mosque with maintenance and offer skills or crafts to the students we are teaching.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Chichewa, Chewa, Nyanja: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    Xhosa: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be in the spare bedroom and share a bathroom with my 3 children.I make an early breakfast daily before everyone leaves and cook an early supper.Inbetween we usually see to ourselves.You will see to your own laundry.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off you can spend exploring. We have bicycles you can use and also live in walking distance to a train station .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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


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