WE-AFRICA S A

 “BUILDING SUCCESSFULL INDPENDENT BUSINESS WOMEN”

In all STAESA  young ladies/mothers' projects in Africa, we  have over the years support both the unemployed young ladies/mothers to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the young ladies/mothers physically, spiritually and economically to break the cycle of poverty now and for the generations to come. Life is really hard in these communities and young ladies/mothers are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford three good meals a day. The training is well designed to equip the trainees become trainers in their various villages after the program.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS THIS YEAR IN SOUTH AFRICA

Women handling physically challenged children

Detergent and medicated soap 

Batik Tye and die

Event/Interior decoration

Women in photography

Women in Bakery

Students  or professionals in the following areas: Social Marketing, photography/web management, marketing, business administration, non-profit management or other related subjects this is the right program for you.  WE-Africa is the perfect opportunity to enable you make a valuable contribution to sustainable development in Africa.

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Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. WE-Africa project is run in both rural and urban areas in South Africa.  Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing.  There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us.  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 a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. You are never alone on the program. From start to finish we are 24/7 with you.

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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You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you alongside with our skilled trainer to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing training including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, net working program,  HIV/AIDS public educational program.

Volunteers will be the international standing directors for all the projects – overseeing the day to day operations of the projects -  grant writing, young ladies/women development, outreach initiatives and provide on-going counselling

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. You will be  working full time along aside with well experienced program/project manager. You will be placed with are community based organization. This organization is poor in terms of resources. There is a great need here.

The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local folks under the supervision of well experienced manager in charge of the programs/projects.

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 on the construction project, 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 on the program include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.

ECONOMIC PROGRAM - Volunteers will work to develop programs targeting queer young ladies/mothers in the communities, grant writing,  fund raising activities to support the capital base of the project, managing the funds, conduct regular marketing initiatives throughout your stay to expose and attract the products from the  projects to both local and international market, lead  workshops on issues related to health, relationships, art and business. Volunteers will also help in teaching how to manage the accounting, booking practice and basic booking.

SOCIAL PROGRAM  - social development programs for the young ladies/ mothers in the areas of career development, family planning and health familiar relations. Introducing program that fight against physical and sexual abuse, harassment, suicide preventing, alcohol and drug abuse.

SCHOOL PROGRAM - The program also include teaching  program – provide extra support and guidance in a self contained special needs classrooms kindergarten, primary one to six, support the head teacher in daily class lessons as well as curriculum development, provide special one on one support and guidance to an autistic students with extra special needs.  You could combine working at your placement with food parcel program. Assist in the center in the morning and run a food parcel program in the afternoon.

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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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