All our programs in Namibia include free weekend sightseeing. You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing .
Are you ready this season to volunteer? With STAESA this time is going to be possible. Let's go to Namibia and touch lives! Break the box, role up your sleeves and hit the air to Namibia, touch lives of the orphans, get yourself immersed in the culture of the people and learn the language.
From the very first day of your arrival in Namibia till you leave back home, STAESA will always be there for you. STAESA's orphanage program in Namibia provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with children aged 1 month to 17 years, most of whom are abandoned, lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, being neglected, abused and poor! Because of poverty many of these kids become street kids who found their way into the orphanage.
The big smiles and love of these children towards volunteers/interns leave lots of memories, hence making it difficult to depart from them at the end of the program. The community is welcoming, project location very safe and the kids are very lovely.
Together with local volunteers at the orphanages, our volunteers/interns work very closely with the children. Activities include: games, drawing, feeding, washing the children and other creative activities. Other subjects can also be taught if you have knowledge or experience in those areas.
STAESA's orphanage program is located in Namibia and its surrounding villages. The program also include food parcel for the poor communities. STAESA extends your program to the poor in the villages where you have the opportunity to give a plate of food to someone. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us in Namibia. Contact us for these benefits.
Are you ready to get dirty
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Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer you will be working full time at STAESA's teaching program. The Children are amazing ready always to be at school to learn. There is really great need at the schools.
The locations of our programs are well picked for safety and security purposes. You will directly work with the kids from the age of 6 to 23 years. The total population of the children in a particular class is 30 to 40. The program provides you an opportunity for you to work and have an amazing fun with children and the staff in the school. You can never have enough of these children and the children cant have enough of you resulting into a great bonding between you and the children. They are so amazing and smart. They just want to have you always with them to make them smile. Speak to us. We are ready to help you make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
Windhoek and the surrounding villages - Near Independence Memorial Museum and 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. On week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring in the books, clay work, and art work on the wall.
2 Any indoors and outdoors games, football, volley ball, basketball, music and dancing, helping in the kitchen to prepare food for the kids, renovation work, fixing the doors, windows, doors. health education, Entertainment. You can also help on the farm.
Other Information and locations!
Program date. All year round.
Placement duration. 2wks to 1y max.
Requirements. No requirements.
Working hours. Mon-Fri. 8am-4pm.
Hosea Kutako International Airport
Host family, Independent and Accommodation on site. Located very close to the projects with facilities such as water, light, ventilation, bed, toilet, bathroom and kitchen.
HOW TO GET TO WORK
By public transport it cost less. than one dollar ( return)
Self laundry by hands.
Yes! Three meals per day. and Lunch mostly at work.
Yes! Visa is required.
COST OF VISA
Call the embassy for current cost of visa.
TYPE OF VISA
Tourist visa (Multiple visa).
Local sim card is provided.
Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before traveling.
Safety in Namibia
No worries!! Namibia is generally a very safe country, especially compared to neighboring South Africa. Still, the high rate of poverty and unemployment leads to a fair amount of opportunistic crime. The most common types of crimes are pickpocketing and purse-snatching
Take note of unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
As a whole, Namibians are incredibly friendly, the country's infrastructure is good, and the level of corruption found here is far less than neighboring countries. It is, overwhelmingly, a peaceful and welcoming country. But, there is real poverty in Namibia 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 hawkers and 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 Namibia
Mostly, Namibia has a subtropical desert climate characterized by great differences in day and nighttime temperatures, low rainfall and overall low humidity. Namibia experiences winter and summer at opposite times as Europe and North America and they correspond to the Dry and Wet seasons.
When to go to onto the program
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 Namibia
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash.
Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking. You must also include some winter clothes in your packing.
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.