SAVWA Youth Awareness Month
Description: Youth Awareness Month (Sports and Cultural activities) Providing a platform to recognize the role Youth Play in South Africa society
This is an exciting project as volunteers have opportunity to work with different communities and interact with children after school and have also the opportunity to be hosted for their period of stay in the country.
The camp will require volunteers to be involved in different activities such as building up learning activities which will be used when the volunteers will meet the children from 8am to 4pm daily activities. Volunteers will work in groups.
Type of Work: The work camp will require volunteers to be involved in various sports and cultural activities and as well creating and using objects which will be used when the volunteers will meet the children from 2pm to 4pm daily activities.
Study Theme: Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the Soweto Uprising in the country. The day is celebrated on June 16 every year. The day is celebrated in order to recognize the role of youth in the liberation of South Africa.
We take pride in our youth work and engage in community engagement and community action to highlight the plight of the youth in our society.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house and venue still to be confirmed both in Soshanguve. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and water available. The accommodation and work place have flushing toilets and do have electricity but should expect normal power cuts lasting to 4 hours on various time slots in the week. (Not every day)
Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
Requirements: Qualification of participants: Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background - Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences - Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions - Flexible to eat local food - Ready to do academic work on the project and No experience needed at all. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts,
Notes: Book your tickets to OR Tambo International Airport
Take the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airpot located upstairs of the Arrival Lounge to Pretoria station. www.gautrain.co.za
Change train at Marlboro station take train going towards Pretoria station.
Please reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Pretoria and let us know of their date of arrival and departure.