VOLUNTEERING AND TEACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA

• Are you passionate about teaching?

• Are you interested in cultural diversity and a life-changing experience?

• Do you want to use your energy and skills to make a difference in disadvantaged communities in South Africa by working in a rural or township school or a development project in the province of Mpumalanga (“the land where the sun rises”)?

• Do you need practical teaching experience, or do you want to take a sabbatical, at the same time as exploring the many and varied tourist destinations that South Africa has to offer?

Rural and township schools in South Africa face many challenges inherited from the apartheid era, ranging from large classes and inadequate facilities, to lack of water, poverty-stricken communities and the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children.

Our “partner schools” welcome interventions from educators to provide the inspiration and motivation to help transform their schools into institutions conducive to a culture of effective teaching and learning. In spite of the difficulties the schools face, time spent there has proven to be fulfilling, and even life-changing.

I will co-ordinate your visit by placing you in a school that best suits your interests and skills, and organise accommodation with a host family in a township or rural area, or in a guest lodge or bed and breakfast establishment. A trip to South Africa would not be complete without a safari, and I will co-ordinate that and other opportunities to experience the African wilderness.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela