Live and Teach in Cape Town
from £845 GBP
to £2595 GBP
Rewarding teaching projects with disadvantaged children in Cape Town, immerse yourself into a new culture whilst giving something back. Our Cape Town teaching placement is located in one of the Southern Suburbs called Observatory and is conveniently positioned only a 10 minute walk from your accommodation. Cape Town has everything to offer with its stunning beaches, great surf, penguins, great nightlife and of course Table Mountain!
The average class size is between 28 and 40 and sometimes classes will be split into smaller groups when you are assisting. You may be needed to take small groups of children or individuals out of the class and work with them privately, helping with reading lessons in the library.
Classes tend to last between 30 - 60 minutes. Standards are generally very high and the enthusiasm of the students and colleagues more than makes up for any hardships they may experience.
Observatory Junior mainly caters for the poorer African children that come from the township areas of Cape Town. These are the neediest and make up 98% of the school's children. You can also coach sports as well as English teaching and language enrichment, music, art or any other subject that you have particular knowledge in.
The school is multi-cultured and multi-racial and mainly has children at the school between 5 - 13 years of age. English is not the children's mother tongue, but their general standard of language is about Fair to Good.What you'll gain from doing this project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into the different cultures of South Africa.
- New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them
- And maybe best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Add to your travel experience in Brazil by doing some additional exciting activities - you never know, you could develop a passion for Latin American dance, or learn a new skill!
- 5- or 7-day Safari from Cape Town up the renowned Garden Route
- Surfing Courses in Cape Town
- Photography & Photoshop Courses
- 1-Week Wildlife Rehabilitation
- 1-Week Zulu Culture Tour
- Surfing Courses in KwaZulu-Natal
- 1-Week Whales Sharks Dolphins
- 10-Day Paragliding Course
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), restricted only by any possible visa requirements.
All the time
This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference, want first-hand experience of real African culture and who have initiative. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm!
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I learnt a lot about myself whilst in Africa and have certainly grown up a lot! I have made some great friends. There were a mix of ages and types of people, but I think that’s what makes the placement so fantastic. I would recommend this placement to somebody who has passion and is willing to go for it! You get out what you put in to the placement. If you go in with enthusiasm it will just encourage your students even more!”
~ by Ben Smith
accommodation, food, airport pickup
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! Help children, animals and conservation around the world. Gain valuable work experience and new skills. All ages & nationalities welcome. EXPLORE a new culture from the inside on worthwhile, well-structured projects.
FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.