Community Preschool Project
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Laying Foundations...Building Futures
Who should apply?
Anyone who loves small children (6 months - 6 years) and who wants to assist children and teachers in a traditional educational environment.
Support teachers in the classroom with group and one-on-one interaction
|Latest News from the Community Preschool Project|
Preschool Volunteering Experience, Chintsa
My name is Tracy Rocero. I'm from Toronto, Canada and the reason why I wanted to volunteer at first was to make a difference in my life and change the life of others. That soon changed and made a huge impact on me when I first stepped into the the preschool in Chintsa.
When I first started out in the classroom I was very nervous but excited to know that I'd be doing something that I know how to do on a day to day basis (I am a teacher in Canada). Then, realizing I'm entering not just a classroom but a community - that was all new to me.
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Volunteer in Schools in South Africa - The Bulugha School Concert...with a Twist!
A rendition of the famous Bulugha School Feeding Scheme concert - with a twist! Music is such an integral part of Xhosa and South African life - songs are passed through generations aurally as you will see here with tiny pre-school kids singing and dancing to the same song as the primary school choir :)
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I am writing a short blog about my time in Chinsta, South Africa, and the different experiences I've had in the schools I have been to and all the wonderful things that I have been doing whilst volunteering with VA32.
Community Pre-School Project: Bulugha Pre-School
I have been volunteering on the Community Pre-school Project in all of the schools that VA32 are involved with; my first two weeks were at Bulugha farm school, working with children from the age of 4-6. I had a very fulfilling time doing lots of activities with them to decorate their classroom in order to make it colourful, making it a more welcoming learning space. We made a butterfly wall where all the children coloured and decorated their own butterflies: part of the spring time butterfly project!
We later decorated the rest of the classroom, allowing the children to get artistic, and very, very messy!
The children really like singing and dancing so we made some shakers out of cups and stones and encouraged the children to produce different sounds and rhythms. The children in the pre-school don’t speak a lot of English but flash cards work really well. I concentrated on teaching fruit and spring time vocabulary and the children picked it up so quickly. Read more>
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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).
- Shared accommodation
- Communal kitchen & living area
- 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.
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