The world without computers today seems unfathomable, yet the reality to the kids in rural Wild Coast Schools in South Africa is just that. Be a part of the amazing experience of bringing computer literacy to this beautiful coastal region of South Africa and enable our children to have a chance at a realistic future by teaching them the skills that they need to progress, through volunteering. As well as teaching in our rural Wild Coast Schools,volunteers are involved in running arts, sports and community development programs. The Wild Coast Schools is the world’s first volunteer program to be awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) mark.
• Working with the children and developing their skills.
• Volunteering in the Big Green e-‐Machine, our mobile computer lab, which travels to schools that do not have the infrastructure or space to support a permanent lab.
• Living in stunning Chintsa, South Africa and the beach lifestyle that comes with it.
• Airport pick up from east London airport
• Orientation and welcome BBQ
• Three meals a day
• Weekly social events
• Transport to and from the projects
• 24 hour support and supervisor on project
• Donation to the NPO to assist with projects
• Certificate of appreciation
• Teaching computer skills, lesson planning, and preparation.
• Volunteer coordinators will assist with lesson planning according to the Scheme of Work.
• Volunteering in the Big Green e-‐Machine which currently reaches two rural schools.
• Volunteers drive the Sports Development Initiative two afternoons a week.
• Volunteers provide support to a local orphanage where their enthusiasm and time is vital for the young children in this under-staffed childrens home.
• Computer Literacy, considered in today’s developed societies as a basic human right, is only in its infancy in the Wild Coast region of South Africa. In the few schools that have electricity, very few have computers, and those that have computers have been left to develop in a vacuum with inappropriate and non-existent support structures. We are committed to sourcing schools with computers and putting into place the necessary teacher training and continued support to allow them to produce competitive learners for the demanding technological world of adulthood. As a volunteer teacher you only need basic computer literacy skills, a lot of energy, enthusiasm and a free spirit of sharing. Our strong and professional team of facilitators ensure that you are well supported, guided and mentored to be of optimal value to the learners during your time volunteering in Chintsa.
• Project starts: Every Monday
• Location: Chintsa, East London
• Minimum duration: 2 weeks
• Police clearance
• No age limit
• Intermediate level of competency in English
• Copy of return flight itinerary
• Acceptance subject to availability of position
Average Working Day:
• Programs run for 3 – 5 days a week normally from Monday to Friday.
• The age of the group you will work with depends on the children you will be teaching.
• You will either be placed in a school normally from 8:00–13:00 or work in a settlement from 14:30–16:00 or both.