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.
STAESA works very closely with orphanages that are desperately in need of extra hands to help deliver and run programs. This is very busy program and volunteers will have direct contact with the kids.
Our orphanage program is attached to schools in other to develop the kids academically. You don't need qualification or previous experience to join us. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with other foreign volunteers.
Everyone from the age of 15 can join us. Students, families, corporates, groups, individuals and aged are welcome to join us and touch lives. Are you looking for a program where you get direct contact with the children? STAESA program provides you that. and more than that.
From the day of your arrival till you leave back home you can never have enough of these amazing children. Volunteers are allowed to bring children books, toys, old shoes, t-shirts, soccer balls and old computers for the orphanage. The program also includes renovation work in the orphanage (fixing the floors, fixing the windows, fixing the doors, landscaping, painting the class rooms) Weekends are for you for your sightseeing activities. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Are you ready to get dirty
Other Information and locations!
As volunteer you will be working full time at STAESA Kids' program. The kids include orphans, street kids, need kids, poor kids. There is really great need at the orphanage.
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with the kids from the age of 0 to 17 years. The total population of the kids in the orphanage is 40 and above. The program provides an opportunity for you to work directly with the kids and the staff at orphanage.
Windhoek - 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. 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.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks min-1y max
Any requirements? Not needed
Working hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Hosea Kutako International Airport
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 By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? 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 you plan to travel.
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
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the 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
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.