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SAVWA 0034 SUDAFRICA SUDAFRICA Arts/cultural & activities for young people 07/05/2018 21/05/2018

Living Together Beyond Generation Project

Type of Work:            

Use of arts/cultural & activities for young people participation in skills & development activities. The programme entails traditional drama program which is intending to build a sense of pride among the youths so that they can have a clear cultural identity on who they are and where they are going with their lives. 

Living Together Beyond Generation Project will be conducted in Mabopane which is an area where quite a number of young people do not have much hope for their future.  Most young people in South Africa often complain on how they are not given a fair opportunity in the workplace.

Volunteer Task           

The Living Together Beyond Generation Programme will require volunteers to be involved in arts and cultural activities such as learning local South African arts and cultural activities and creating and using objects which will be used when the volunteers will meet the children from 2pm to 4pm daily activities. Volunteers will work in groups and will travel from 4 different Primary Schools and interact and teach children cultural and artistic activities they will have acquired before school visits. Trained teachers will be available for assistance on the activities at the schools.

This is an exciting project as volunteers have opportunity to work with different communities and interact with children in cultural and arts and have also the opportunity to be hosted by individual family members for their period of stay in the country.

What to bring:             

Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, shoes are advisable. Rain coat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light and arts and cultural items such as drums etc. for the children even sporting equipment such as soccer balls etc. and board games.

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 there is running water. 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.

Extra info:      

The work camp participation fee is strictly Euro 220 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses office running/administrative expenses, certificate of participation during the camp, communication prior to, during and after the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, pick up from airport so participants are asked to 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.

Leisure Activities:       

The Weekend is meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.

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 activities mostly afternoon work from 2 pm till 4 pm mostly. Some weekends may have excursions with students to different areas of Pretoria.