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A Day in the Life of the Big Green e-Machine - our solar pannelled computer lab!


"Everyday is a new beginning and the kids are willing to learn and get to know you better, it's just awesome to see the look on their faces as they discover something new on the computer.
We kind of realise that no matter the background, where they come from, what they have and what they don't, kids are just kids!"

Maria, Brazil
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Volunteer with African children in schools in South Africa

Wild Coast Schools Project

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Who should apply

Enthusiastic and committed volunteers seeking to enhance the educational experiences of some of the poorest children in the country.

Duration

2 -12 weeks

Activities

Team teach, plan and develop resources on a day-to-day basis
Be part of the after school sports development initiative
Deliver computer lessons in our solar powered mobile computer lab the Big Green e-Machine
Provide support to a local Childrens' Home of Safety

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Latest News from the Wild Coast Schools

The Challenges of Teaching in Rural South African Schools

VA32 are lucky enough to partner with Texas State University who bring a group of teaching volunteers to Chintsa annually to support the Wild Coast Schools Project. The students volunteer in various rural schools including Bulugha School which is on the outskirts of Chintsa and gets consistent support from volunteers in their permanent computer lab, and Chefani School which receives intermittent support when volunteer numbers allow. Read more>

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Volunteer Teaching Video Editing in South African Wild Coast Schools

With the end of the school year in sight, the kids at Bulugha Farm School have been pressing to wrap up their final projects. In this last term, the kids have had their technological horizons broadened with the introduction of a totally new kind of program. While the majority of the year has been focused on the essential Microsoft Office programs, the introduction of Wondershare Video Editor was a welcome change of pace.

The idea was to produce a “mini documentary” to tie in the year’s animal theme. Each student had written a few sentences about their chosen animal. After recording themselves reading their sentences, they were shown how to string together clips of themselves with clips of their animal. Next came the basic assembly, the intro/outro pages were placed, special effects were thrown in, and background music to top it off. Read more>

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Volunteering with VA32 in Chintsa South Africa

by Victor

One week after I arrived in this beautiful village named Chinsta, on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, I already wanted to change my flight to stay longer.  The Volunteer Africa 32 degrees South (VA32) staff is awesome, they are always happy and fun to hang out with.  They make you feel comfortable and at home right away from your first day. Chinsta is just an amazing place with plenty of different fun activities, crazy views, an unbelievable beach and the Inkwenkwezi game reserve just 10 minutes away. Read more>

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VA32 Computer Literacy Project Features on SA TV Show "Against All Odds"

Local hero's Phumla Pakamile and Mike Denison were given the pleasure of showing eTV's "Against All Odds" film crew around some of Chintsa's most inspiring and long standing community education projects. They made the most of this opportunity to highlight the positive work done by the Chintsa community in collaboration with local non-profit organization Friends of Chintsa. 

You can watch the Against All Odds episode below (the Chintsa article begins at 07:21):

 

Friends of Chintsa are able to offer services like free computer literacy lessons to the schools and community members because of the support of international volunteers who travel to South Africa, stay for two weeks or more, and volunteer their time to take part in projects like this. VA32 host these volunteers who pay a fee to cover their food, accommodation, transport, project administration and a contribution back into the projects they take part in. 

To find out more about Friends of Chintsa visit www.friendsofchintsa.org

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Volunteers stay in shared accommodation in a serviced and catered house overlooking Chintsa beach (single accommodation available upon request and for an additional fee).

Facilities:

- Shared accommodation
- Communal kitchen & living area
- Electricity
- Hot & cold running water
- Bath & shower room facilities
- All bedding and linen included
- Washing machine available for volunteer use

Click here to see images of the volunteer house on flickr.


Project Fee:

2016 Rates

Duration

£ (GBP)

€ (EUR) $ (US)

R (ZAR)

2 weeks

£ 569

€ 796

$ 905 R 9 950
4 weeks

£ 1 000

€ 1 400

$ 1 591 R 17 500
Additional weeks

£ 227

€ 318

$ 361 R 3 975

*Above forex rates valid until 31st Dec 2016

Included:

- Shared accommodation in volunteer house
- Three meals per day whilst on project (prepared and served in volunteer house)
- Transport to and from project daily
- Support of our experienced on-site project co-ordinator
- Welcome Pack with all orientation and project information, meal and drinks vouchers for local Chintsa restaurants and bars, free wifi at the officel, free VA32 t-shirt
- Shuttle from East London airport upon arrival and departure (Mondays only)

Not included:

- Airfares and flights
- Travel Insurance

Project Start Dates:

Availability Key: Available Date
Unavailable Date

Month
Start Date
Placement Duration Available
January 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th 2 - 9 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 8 weeks
February 2016 Monday 1st 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 8th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 15th 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 3 weeks
March 2016 Monday 7th 2 weeks
Monday 14th  
Monday 21st  
Monday 28th  
April 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th 2 - 11 weeks
Monday 18th 2 - 10 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 9 weeks
May 2016 Monday 2nd 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 9th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 16th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 23rd 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 30th 2 - 4 weeks
June 2016 Monday 6th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 13th 2 weeks
Monday 20th  
Monday 27th  
July 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th  
Monday 25th FULLY BOOKED
August 2016 Monday 1st FULLY BOOKED
Monday 8th FULLY BOOKED
Monday 15th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 5 weeks
September 2016 Monday 5th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 12th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 19th 2 weeks
Monday 26th  
October 2016 Monday 3rd  
Monday 10th 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 17th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 24th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 31st 2 - 5 weeks
November 2016 Monday 7th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 14th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 21st 2 weeks
Monday 28th  
December 2016 Monday 5th  
Monday 12th  
Monday 19th  
Monday 26th  

*Please note that we request arrivals and departures to be on a Monday - alternative arrivals will incur an additional charge for transport.


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Terms and Conditions of application:
- Volunteers must be aged 18+ to take part in the project.
- Volunteers must have a competent level of spoken English
- Volunteers must provide a certificate to prove that a Police Check has been undertaken in their country of residence
- Volunteers must supply payment in full before placement can be confirmed