South Africa has a high-cost, low-performance education system that does not compare favourably with education systems in other African countries, or in similar developing economies. There is a multitude of well-publicised problems, including a shortage of teachers, under qualified teachers and poor teacher performance.
In the classroom, this results in poor learner standards and results, a lack of classroom discipline and is exacerbated by insufficient resources and inadequate infrastructure.All this has lead to massive demoralisation and disillusionment among teachers and a negative and worsening perception of the teaching profession.
By working with children on several aspects of their lives, you will be able to encourage, support and empower them in ways that, unfortunately their teachers won’t be able to. When signing up, volunteers can choose their volunteer period, from 1 week to 6 months. Our Childcare Project comprises of taking care of the children in the community. Providing them with education and creative activities while also helping with teaching, cooking, feeding, and caring for the children and babies.
We collaborate with three different daycare centres and volunteers will work at a centre for 3 to 4 hours daily. Volunteers can choose which program they want to get involved in which includes the Teaching Program, the Childcare Program, the Computer Training Program, the Sports Development Program, and the Surf Outreach Program.
People and societies co-depend on each other for survival but growth of such things as commercialism are seeing traditional values being disregarded. Communities are suffering due to the growth of secular societies but at the same time we can really bridge that expanding gap through volunteering. Volunteering is ultimately about helping others and having an impact on people’s well-being.
Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your co-workers can be a rich source of inspiration and an excellent way to develop your interpersonal skills. Volunteering also offers an incredible networking opportunity.
Not only will you develop lasting personal and professional relationships but it is also a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments, and new industries. Networking is an exciting benefit of volunteering and you can never tell who you will meet or what new information you will learn and what impact this could have on your life.