Living Together Beyond Generation Project
Description: Use of arts/cultural & activities for young people participation in skills & development activities. The programme entails traditional drama program which is intending to build a sense of pride among the youths so that they can have a clear cultural identity on who they are and where they are going with their lives.
Living Together Beyond Generation Project will be conducted in Mabopane which is an area where quite a number of young people do not have much hope for their future. Most young people in South Africa often complain on how they are not given a fair opportunity in the workplace.
Type of Work: The Living Together Beyond Generation Programme will require volunteers to be involved in arts and cultural activities such as learning local South African arts and cultural activities and creating and using objects which will be used when the volunteers will meet the children from 2pm to 4pm daily activities. Volunteers will work in groups and will travel from 4 different Primary Schools and interact and teach children cultural and artistic activities they will have acquired before school visits. Trained teachers will be available for assistance on the activities at the schools.
This is an exciting project as volunteers have opportunity to work with different communities and interact with children in cultural and arts and have also the opportunity to be hosted by individual family.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house and venue still to be confirmed both in Soshanguve. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and there is running water. The accommodation and work place have flushing toilets and do have electricity.
Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
Requirements: Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background - Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences - Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions - Flexible to eat local food - Ready to do academic work on the project and No experience needed at all. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts activities mostly afternoon work.
Approximate Location: Pretoria. Participants can book tickets to O.R. Tambo International Airport. Take the Gautrain to Pretoria and one of our volunteers will be waiting for you at the Gautrain station. www.gautrain.co.za
Notes: The Weekend is meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.
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