South Africa/Lesotho/Zimbabwe Caravan
Southern Africa Caravan - Afrique du Sud - Volontariat Moyen Terme
- Chantier International
- 01-11-2019 - 30-11-2019
- 10 volontaires
- 18-99 ans
- 600 EUR de frais de participation
- SAVWA 0051
3 cities, 3 weeks International workcamp involving community work projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Lesotho. 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.
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.
Project Activities Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities for their time in SAVWA:. Development of young players' basic skills and techniques. This will include; co-ordinate coaching sessions around topics such as development of ball control, accurate passing, keeping possession, game tactics, and moving into space Assist to plan match strategies and take practice games Assist in team selection and to be 'on the bench' for weekend or evening matches Organize the final competitions and awarding. The winning teams will be awarded various awards. Use sports to increase awareness on various challenges affecting young people (Unemployment, etc)
Logement & Nourriture
Accommodation 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. Food 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.
Emplacement & Temps libre
Southern Africa Caravan Leisure activities: Exploring Pretoria historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Kruger National Park, tour to small animal reserves, variety of water sports, tour among many other options. Note: Be aware of people trying to invite you for safari and tours, they might not help that much as most of them are not licensed or registered for such kind of business. It is always cheaper and even fun to do these activities with other participants as a team. You might want to wait until the orientation day to plan together. If needed we can provide some recommendations for companies which has been providing services to our Previous participants over the years with affordable rates while quality, safety and security prioritized. 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.
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 not cover 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 This project is suitable for a person who is open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adopt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities sports, Youth and with ability to work independently, under less supervision and minimum resources. Age: 18 years and above. No age limit. Younger Participants can be accepted provided that they are accompanied by their parents or an authorized guardian(s). Duration of the program: We only accept a volunteer who will arrive on time and stay until the end. (No flexibility) Language: Official Languages of the program are English. However you do not need to be fluently.