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SAVWA 0051 SUDAFRICA Zimbabwe, Lesotho SPORT 01/11/2019 30/11/2019

Camp Name: South Africa/Lesotho/Zimbabwe Caravan

Camp Number:  SAVWA 0051

Participants: +/- 10

Dates:01 to 30 November 2019

This is pilot project involving three organizations in Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.  South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association - South Africa, Zimbabwe Workcamp Association (ZWA) and Lesotho Workcamp Association have taken an initiative to promote South-South exchange involving International volunteers. This project will be hosted for first two weeks in Harare, Zimbabwe, next two weeks will hosted in Mabopane-Gauteng, South Africa and last week in Maseru, Lesotho.


South Africa:Mabopane was proclaimed in 1959 as a black-only residential settlement by the then Transvaal administration. Before its proclamation the area was under the administration of Transvaal government little more than grazing lands with small communities in Boukenhoutfontein (which later became Block A), Winterveldt and Hebron. The initial residents of Boukenhoutfontein were victims of forced removals from Wallmansthal, Lady Selborne, Boukenhoutkloof and other farm areas around Pretoria. Other residents of Mabopane were Mapulana people who were evicted from the farms near Primier Mine and settled in a non-developed area commonly called Mapulaneng, which is between Block A, Lebanon and Block U. With the financing coming from the South African government the first block houses were constructed similar to those found in Soweto beginning with Block A which had two roomed houses, Block B, Block C, Block D and Block E. The areas within Mabopane were planned according to the class of its citizens; for example Block D (with many mansions which housed the politically connected) in comparison to Block E (block–houses).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mabopane,_Gauteng.

Description of the Project

Soccer is a very special event since it crosses all the boundaries of language, culture and geography. While almost everyone on this planet knows of, plays or has watched others play football, aside from goals scored and long-standing team rivalries, rarely do we hear about the more important value and ability of this and other sports to effect positive social change. Soccer for community action is an initiative aiming to utilize “soccer power and influence” to keep young men and woman in the project community engaged meaningfully and increase ability to various challenges affecting them including poverty, drug addiction (HIV/AIDS) endemic etc.


Project Activities

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities for their time in SAVWA:.



Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share rooms with or other volunteers from the same or other projects. (No mix of different sex in the rooms). Volunteers’ relatives and friends can visit or staying over upon special approval. Bring with you; Mosquito net, Bed sheets (at least 2 pieces) and pillow if you prefer one, Towels, Rubber mattress and Mosquito repellent.



Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of programs’ philosophy for an authentic experience in South Africa, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the program.  Vegetarians will be accommodated. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform the organisation about the existence and severity of the allergy. Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the accommodation. Meals in transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer’s responsibility. No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.


Leisure activities: 


Remarks (Other Information)

You are expected to pay a program participation fee of €200 to each hosting organisation). The total fee for four weeks will be €600  Participation fee does notcover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community (From you home to the project location  and return), Business visas fee, airport drop off on departure day, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the project, transport to project sites and other designated project activities as well  general running cost of the program.


Special conditions


Leisure Activities:

 Weekends are 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.


Qualification of participants: - Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background and able to travel between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Lesotho