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's teaching program in Namibia provides a great opportunity for volunteers to give back to the communities and have fun! The program allows volunteers to work very closely with kindergarten, primary schools, high schools and vocational institutions. The program includes children between the ages of 6 and 23 years and the total population of a class is 40 children.
Volunteers are really needed to help in the schools in Namibia. There are a lot to do in the schools. Get closer to children in Namibia and have a great insight of the culture of the people.
Volunteers are given a curriculum to study before they start to teach. There is always a mentor who comes around the class to help and make sure teaching method are properly followed by the volunteer.
Join us and make an impact in the lives of the people in Namibia, get immersed into the wonderful culture of the people, learn the local language, make new friends, learn local drumming and dancing. Our volunteers live in a homestay with local host families who live very close to the project sites. Volunteers live with the people, eat the local food and learn their languages.
The program location very safe, the community very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. You will not like to go back home after the program. That is what always happened to our volunteers. From the day of your arrival till you leave Namibia, STAESA will always be there for you. STAESA's teaching program runs in both rural and urban communities in Namibia.
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. 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, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects
2 Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)
3 Assist in planning other special classroom days.
Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free
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.