Being without computer skills seems unfathomable, but for the kids in the rural Wild Coast this is a reality. Our partner organization is active in expanding computer literacy and giving these kids the technological skills for a realistic future.
Volunteer teachers require only basic computer literacy skills and work under the guidance of highly qualified project facilitators. As well as teaching in our rural schools, volunteer teachers and gap year travellers are involved in running arts, sports and community development programs.
- 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.
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
Volunteers will be involved in:
- Teaching computer literacy
- Sports development
- Helping at a local orphanage
- Community service initiatives
- Helping in the Big Green e-Machine, a mobile computer lab
- Art sessions with younger learners
- Volunteers work 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday.
- Mornings are spent teaching at project sites.
- Afternoons are spent working on one of several community service initiatives.
- On weekends, volunteers can relax, explore or take advantage of the surf lessons, beach horse trails, quad biking, canoeing and village tours offered by the in-house tour company.
- Police clearance
- No age limit
- Intermediate level of competency in English
- Copy of return flight itinerary
- Acceptance subject to availability of position
This program does not run over school holidays. Dates need to be confirmed before booking
- Shared rooms sleeping 2 ‐ 6
- Communal lounge and kitchen
- Walking distance to beach and shops
Volunteers will receive 3 meals a day. These include:
- Breakfast: self help breakfast of cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast & spreads
- Lunch: self help lunch of breads, fruit, cold meats & spreads
- Dinner: a hot meal will be served every night. These range from a traditional BBQ, stews, casseroles, fresh vegetable etc.
- Tea and coffee will be available all day
- All dinners will include a meat, starch and vegetable
- A generous amount of food will always be given so no one will go hungry
- All other drinks will be at own expense
- A refrigerator is available for volunteer’s personal food
- Important reminder: Participants must advise SAVE of their dietary needs
- Volunteer will receive a free pick up from East London airport or Buccaneers backpackers on the Baz bus route.
- On project days the volunteers will be transported by private car or mini bus. The vehicles are roadworthy and have all relevant licenses and liability insurance