SAVWA Orphan Care Support
Description: To provide love & mental support and improve emotional situations of the children in needs - via join activities, games and trainings
Every volunteer is responsible for 5-6 children (the names could be chosen by small slips of papers with names or by personal request after few – 2 or 3 – days). The (secret) “angels” need to make small surprises to their chosen ones (e.g. little presents, extra programs together). Children should find out in few days-time who is their secret angel. After that, “angels” continue to pay special attention to them during the whole camp (e.g. studying and playing together)
Type of Work: Providing support and care to orphans and improving their emotional situations and their level of acceptance with daily routines at an orphanage home called Kingdom Life Children’s Center. A good-hearted woman resident in Atteridgeville realizing the urgent need for caring for the children in the area with no other place to go has established this home. Initially time and effort was invested in establishing, registering and organizing the affairs of the Home. The main focus currently is to create better opportunities for the children to develop in a stable and caring environment, and to improve their life skills. Forty-four children and counting aged between six and nineteen reside at the Home on a full time basis. It is of paramount importance to us to render services and programs.
Study Theme: Multi-cultural exchange program with the help of art music dance) Final show (party) is planned for the last Saturday night (1-2 hours long) • Including performance of the kids (learnt during the 2 weeks: music and dances) • Short surprise performance by the volunteers to the kids • Free dancing session (moderated by the volunteers)
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in rooms at the project center. 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 children and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.
Requirements: In all orphanage projects volunteers need to have previous volunteering experience and/or experience with working with children! • To be open-minded and “doer” type • Ready to stand out in front of the others and coordinate the children • Any knowledge of musical instrument, singing or dancing is highly welcome • Please also bring for the children clothes& toys that you don’t need
Approximate Location: Attridgville, Pretoria
Notes: • Meals should be prepared by the volunteers for themselves (breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner as well) – based on available ingredients - Weekends are 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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