SAVWA Leadership Development Programme
Description: Empowering volunteers with Leadership and Community development skills. An intensive work camp programme with lots of volunteer involved.
Type of Work: Participants will get first hand leadership and community development skills training and be able to implement these skills in different areas of their work camp period and even when they return to their respective homes.
The activities include full week training in Riverlea, where there will be fully trained lecturers who will give participants activities to conduct. The training will also include on hands activities which will involve the volunteers conducting voluntary services in less developed areas in Johannesburg. Training starts at 9am until 4 pm and breaks in between will be accommodated.
Study Theme: theoretical week were volunteers will be taught Basic Strategic Planning, Management Process (including Organising skills, Types of Personalities and Leadership skills) and Facilitation skills for leadership voluntary practically work. Then they will continue with a community volunteering project where volunteers were involved in community projects that is going to ECD centres work with the management to identify and to improve their management technics.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a hall and venue still to be confirmed both in Riverlea, Johannesburg. 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 Afrikaans, Ndebele, Zulu, and other local languages
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 - No experience needed at all. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts activities Weekend will have excursions with volunteers to different areas of Jbrg
Approximate Location: Riverlea, Johannesburg
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.
Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, shoes are advisable. Rain coat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light and arts and cultural items.
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