Teaching, orphan care & community work in Swaziland
from £1469 GBP
Volunteer teaching in Swaziland. Help teach children in schools where one of Africa's highest HIV AIDS and unemployment rates threatens the future prospects for children. As a volunteer you would assist local teachers with classes including English, math’s, science, geography and more.What will I do
This project involves working with schools in Swaziland which offer education and the hope of a future to many young Swazis. The national curriculum is based on the English schooling system. The schools we work with are generally in central Swaziland in the Ezulwini-Lobamba semi-rural area. In these communities there are a number of schools many of which are overcrowded and under-resourced and are in need of support.
As a volunteer on the teaching project you will be working with children from the surrounding Ezulwini communities. The total number of the children at the school varies from 700 to 800 pupils and each classroom has a maximum of 40 pupils.
You will be expected to work as a teaching assistance helping the teacher where ever possible especially with Math’s, English and science subjects. You can bring your own ideas such as Crafts if you working with the lower grades and drama for the upper grades.What’s included?
- All accommodation throughout your programme
- All meals
- Orientation upon arrival
- Transfer to and from the airport in Swaziland on scheduled arrival and departure days
- Full support and daily guidance from the project coordinators
- Project material such as teaching aids, sport equipment and craft materials as required
- Backup support from All Out Africa’s head office and administrative staff
- Reimbursement of your bus fares.
- ALL OUT T-shirt
Our accommodation between excursions is at the Lidwala Backpacker Lodge in the Ezulwini Valley. The All Out Africa office is situated here as well. It is conveniently located on the main Ezulwini road less than 2km from most of the area’s main facilities and attractions, such as craft markets, shopping centres, hotels, and restaurants. Volunteers on social projects stay here so conservation volunteers intermingle with them when not in the field.
In the field, volunteers and staff camp at Hlane Royal National Park in dome tents with foam mattresses and pillows, all provided. You will need to bring a sleeping bag of appropriate warmth for the season. Flush toilets and hot showers are on-site, however, there is no electricity. Lanterns are provided in the bathrooms and at the All Out Africa campsite. A headlight or torch is still very useful to bring.
The camp kitchen consists of a gas powered stove, small gas powered refrigerator, pots, pans, and cutlery. Generally breakfast is cereals and toast, lunch is sandwiches and dinner is a cooked meal. Cooking is shared between volunteers and staff on a rotational basis.
Can be extended to 6 months.
This placement would suit:
People wanting to work on a teaching, orphan care, building or sports project in Swaziland. People wanting to make a difference to orphaned and vulnerable children in a country with the world’s highest HIV infection rate. People wanting to explore Swaziland and immerse themselves in the culture and way of life of this scenic and laid back destination.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“Teaching helped me to be sure I really want to become a teacher. It has prepared me for my whole working life.”
~ by Lea-Maria
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Gap year volunteer projects and adventure tours in southern Africa. We offer amazing destinations and personal guidance on child-care, conservation, marine, teaching and building projects. We are locally based (so your money goes where it’s needed) and dedicated to Africa’s people and wildlife. No half measures, go All Out!