Volunteer in South Africa and provide teaching support in the community of Red Hill, on the outskirts of Cape Town. You will be based in a small pre-school which has now been running for 10 years and has 35 local children who attend. These kids range from 2 to 6yrs of age, and mostly come from a Xhosa background. The school has very limited resources. The children are given 2 meals a day, breakfast and lunch, which is partially sponsored.
Primarily the project centres round a wonderful orphanage which was founded in 2007 by a local woman who wanted to make a real difference to a country which has been through numerous bouts of turmoil over the past few decades. The orphanage looks after a range of children, from babies through to 16 year olds and focuses on providing support and care for children from all sorts of backgrounds including those who require additional economic and psychosocial support due to homelessness, physical disabilities, sexual abuse, poverty and parent mortality.