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Contributing to the lives of the people of South Africa both informal settlements and suburb areas by providing classroom blocks, HIV/AIDs center, building long tennis court, children play ground is really full of fun.

 

These communities in South Africa really need basic classroom blocks, HIV/AIDs centers, long tennis court and children playground to enable their children study in a good environment. STAESA is sending volunteers to these communities in South Africa in providing these amenities  including children playground.

 

Volunteers help in the construction, in the transformation and bring lots of smiles on to  the faces of the people in these communities. Together with donors and volunteers we touch lives, transform communities and make a great impact in the lives of the people of South Africa. Volunteers work and live with the people in the community hence quickly get immersed into the culture of the people.

The program provides an opportunity for the donors and the volunteers to see the empirical evidence of the reward of their donations. The project location is very safe, the communities are very welcoming and the people are very kind and lovely to work with.

 

The program also includes food - for - all programs, where STAESA give food parcels  to the poor in the communities.

 There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us in Mali*8.  Contact us for these benefits.

Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program  for two to three weeks before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educational and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. From the day of your arrival till you leave back home you will never be alone. We are with you 24/7 everyday.

All our programs in South Africa include free weekend

sightseeing of Cape Town city center. 

You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari and Table Mountain.  

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Our next construction  project. Don't miss this! Classroom block, HIV/AIDS center, long tennis court, children's play ground are needed here. Lets do it again! 

Other Information and locations!

As a volunteer, get ready to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of South Africa. This is an amazing busy program where you will be working full time on construction sites. The communities are really poor in terms of development and lack basic infrastructure. There is a great need in these communities.

The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with other locals under the supervision of the officer in charge of the construction.  

You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm,  Helping in painting work in the hospital,  Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis.

 

This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.

The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of South Africa 

LOCATIONS:

Boksburg -  Near O. R. Tambo International Airport and Soweto

Cape Town - Near the ocean

Working hours and reponsibilities!

Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m.  However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country. 

Responsibilities:

Your schedules include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.

(1) Molding block

(2) Mixing concrete

(3) Laying blocks

(4) Plastering

(5) Dug trenches for the building foundation

(6) Assist in directing other builders 

(7) Supervise other employees on site

(8) Assist in buying and transporting building materials to site

(9) Project management

(10) Renovation work on existing buildings fixing

Windows

Doors

Plumbing works

Electrical works

Concreting the floor

Fixing broken furniture in the classrooms

Painting , art works on the wall, landscaping and assisting in beautifying the community.

Other Information and locations!

PROJECT

When does the project run?        All year round

How long are the placements?   2wks minimum and 1y maximum     Any requirements?                      No previous experience

Working hours?                           Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm

AIRPORT

Name of the airport?                   Cape Town and O. R. Tambo International airport

ACCOMMODATION

Types of accommodations?        Host family, Independent, on site

Accommodation Location?         Very close to the projects

Accommodation facilities?          water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,  

How to get to Work                      STAESA arranged transport

Cost of transportation(return)      Less than two dollars

Laundry?                                     Self laundry by hands

FOOD

Is Food provided?                       Yes! food is provided

How many meals per day?         Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)

VISA

Visa required?                             Yes! Visa is required

Cost of visa?                                Volunteers can call the embassy

Types of visa?                              Visiting visa (Multiple visa)

COMMUNICATION

Local sim card?                           Local sim card is provided

Internet:                                       Internet modem provided and return after the program. 

VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations not needed if you are staying for less than six months. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.

Safety in South Africa

Yes you must be worry!! South Africa has a high level of crime, including rape and murder. The good news is the risk of violent crime to visitors volunteering and travelling to the main is generally low. The South African authorities prioritize protecting visitors, tourists and tourism places. Police are deployed in several towns and cities..

We carefully picked the locations of our programs for the purpose of safety and security. Worry not when volunteering with us in South Africa. You are  in a good hands volunteering with us in South Africa. We will not advice you to travel alone in the night though. You must always be at home before dark. Cape Town city center is always safe to be alone. Our past volunteers spent most of their weekends in the city center.

Working hours and reponsibilities!

PLEASE NOTE

There is real poverty in South Africa and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.

Weather in South Africa

South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights

When to go 

You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week

Kind of clothes you should  pack for your trip to South Africa

Jeans and Trousers:  blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses:  T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and  long sleeved shirts. Shorts also for your free days.  Pack both summer and winter cloths. South Africa weather is unpredictable. You have the four seasons in a day.  Socks and underwear:  Shoes:  Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.

Kind of luggage you should take

It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase.  It also depends where you coming from.  If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that.  It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.

Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage.  Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost.   Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.

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