Orphan Care Support
Attridgville, Pretoria - Afrique du Sud - Chantier court terme
- Chantier International
- 05-08-2019 - 18-08-2019
- 10 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 220 EUR de frais de participation
- SAVWA 0048
Providing support and care to orphans and improving their emotional situations and their level of acceptance with daily routines at either one or two orphanage homes called New BeginningZ (Laudium) or Kingdom Life (Attridgville). New BeginningZ has been in operation since 2001, with the main focus being Children living and working on the streets.In 2003, due to HIV/Aids Pandemic they included Child Headed Households to their focus group and in 2004 they had to include yet another vulnerable group - abandoned babies and toddlers. Kingdom Life Children’s Center . A good-hearted woman resident in Atteridgeville realizing the urgent need for caring for the children in the area with no other place to go has established this home. Initially time and effort was invested in establishing, registering and organizing the affairs of the Home. The main focus currently is to create better opportunities for the children to develop in a stable and caring environment, and to improve their life skills.
South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Workcamp Cooperation (SAWC), Partner with Service Civil International (SCI), Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and Guest Member of Alliance if European Voluntary Service Organisations.
It is of paramount importance to us to render services and programs that is in the best interest of every individual child. Just as soon as you think you've seen the worst of cases, you come across yet another one. Abusers don't discriminate against colour, creed or age. Child Abuse is rife in South Africa and unfortunately not nearly enough is being done to protect the future of our country, the children. Government is shirking their responsibility when it comes to providing for destitute families therefore making it increasingly difficult for the poorest of the poor to survive. Abuse & Poverty are the main contributing factors to street children and abandoned baby statistics in our country. Volunteers will get first hand activities such as baby minding and cleaning the house. Other activities will be mentioned with consultation with volunteers as well as matron consultation what exactly needs to be carried out during the work camp.
Logement & Nourriture
Accommodation will be in rooms at the project center. 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.
Emplacement & Temps libre
Attridgville, Pretoria 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.
What to bring: Warm clothes, Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, working gloves and closed 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. Do not bring jewellery or items of personal value please. 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. Requirements/request: 1 To be open-minded and “doer” type 2 Ready to stand out in front of the others and coordinate the children 3 Any knowledge of musical instrument, singing or dancing is highly welcome 4 Please bring some typical food & cookies & recipies & pictures & flags and if possible musical pieces, songs, instruments 5 Please also bring for the children (if it’s possible) clothes& toys that you don’t need and personal care products 6 Meals should be prepared by the volunteers for themselves (breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner as well) – based on available ingredients for the day.