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Wild Coast Schools Project (2013)

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15 days

This 2 week volunteer package is the ideal way to get up close and personal with rural, South African life. Plus ample opportunity to make fab new friends from around the world -- all the while putting your valuable skills to good use! All programs have an experiences coordinator and participants meet regularly for pre and post lesson briefings. This unique volunteer package is widely recognized as one of South Africa's leading development initiatives, providing rural and peri-urban schools with the opportunity to access the wide world of Information Computer Technology (ICT) often taken for granted in developed countries. Package organisers source computers, build computer labs and teach computer literacy with volunteers being integral to the day-to-day running and therefore success of the project...sound like something you're into? While you'll be daily rewarded with the eye-opening experience of providing knowledge...there's also plenty of free time for socialising, touring and letting loose!
  • Day 1

    Meet your friendly crew leader at East London Airport for the breezy one-hour transfer to the volunteer house in Chintsa East. Enjoy some time to unpack, unwind and explore your new home! You'll also be given a friendly orientation of the great range of facilities throughout the volunteer base, plus a generous dinner feast will be provided in the evening -- the perfect opportunity to get to know the other volunteers!

  • Day 2

    Up and at `em...be ready and waiting at the reception at 07:50 for an 8am departure...sharp! Transfer to your delegated school and spend some quality time getting to know the teachers before you meet the kids! Today includes an on-site familiarization and training in the computer lab before a slap-up lunch putting you in great stead for an afternoon packed with sports activities with the kids! A social dinner will be provided back at the base, with the rest of the evening yours alone to enjoy!

  • Day 3-4

    Return to the schools to get started on the computer lessons. During these days there'll be plenty more opportunities for outdoor activities with the students, plus enjoy a visit to a local orphanage in order to help the kids with their homework. Another delicious dinner spread will be enjoyed in the evening back at base.

  • Day 5

    Today is a special visit to the Silatsha School, where you'll be teaching the kids more valuable computer skills on the Big Green E Machine! After a scrumptious communal lunch, get together with the other volunteers for a planning session of next week's lessons...let your creativity flow! And don't be scared to work extra hard because the traditional Braai (BBQ) feast put on this evening will replenish any expended energy...plus plenty more!

  • Day 6-7

    Enjoy two free days to explore these stunning surroundings! There is plenty of choice to get up close and personal with nature or the amazing culture, horse riding, canoeing, quad biking, game drives, bike rides and intriguing cultural tours...not to mention the crystal clear, sandy beaches waiting for you just minutes from the volunteer base!

  • Day 8-11

    Head down for another rewarding week of computer lessons and sports with the school kids, plus homework tutoring again at the orphanage. With hearty dinners and plenty of free time each evening, make sure to squeeze the best out of this unforgettable experience and make Chintsa East your home away from home!

  • Day 12

    Today you'll make a second visit to Silatsha School, teaching computers from the Big Green E Machine! After lunch, take part in a voluntary lesson planning meeting (not necessary for those on two week package) or take time off to roam these beautiful parts some more. Just be sure to get back in time for a repeat performance of the delicious Braai feast...the perfect end to another tough but exhilarating week out on the field!

  • Day 13-14

    Enjoy another two free days to catch up on any touring or exploring you haven¿t had a chance to cover yet...or maybe revisit your favourite aspects of this stunning corner of the world!

  • Day 15

    Say your sad farewells and promise to return soon, as today you will transfer back to East London Airport in good time for your onward flight.

  • Highlights

    Highlights abound on this rewarding volunteer touring package: teach valuable computer skills to enthusiastic school children, develop on-going growth and appreciation in the sporting arena, as well as take part in a tour with the famous Mama Tofu (who is 92 years old!). The beautiful beach shores and stunning surrounding location of the project is another highlight in itself!

  • Inclusions

    -Accommodation at volunteer site -Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner -Transport: Air-conditioned/non-air-conditioned in remote areas. -Orientation/Excursion with an English-speaking guide (only for 4-week plus placements) -Laundry -TV & DVD -24-hour personalized contact person available -Weekly feedback and planning meetings -Free use of canoes and boogie boards -Arrival and departure airport transfer to/from volunteer house in Chintsa East

  • Not Included

    - Drinks and snacks - Travel arrangements during client's free time, weekends and holidays - Email, telephone calls, personal expenses, etc. - Entrance fee for places not included in the itinerary

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