SAVWA Food Gardening Project
Description: The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) Gardening Project is a community lead innovative to encourage young people to promote low environmental impact living and eco-friendly practices. The emphasis is on the development of and to practice self-sustaining environmental awareness for climate change and sustainable living. We have seen the impact we have had on the environment and what better ways to be able to live sustainably.
Type of Work: Volunteers will have an opportunity to get hands on training from relevant training personnel from Department of Agriculture and also some community based organisations working with the people.
We will have voluntary work at a informal settlement where various activities will be conducted. Volunteers are encouraged to bring an open mind as we will have various activities to keep them busy for the work camp period.
Study Theme: The main goal of the project is to provide information and services to community programme for Itereleng and Laudium informal settlement and this will be done through a gardening programme. This will be done through the following programme:
Provision and availability of nutritional supplements, for disadvantaged households
The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) Community/ Permacultural Gardening Project, is a community led innovation aimed at encouraging young people's households to practise low environmental impact living and eco-friendly gardening practises.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a home, Pretoria. 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 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.
Approximate Location: Mabopane, Pretoria
Notes: The Weekend is meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves at their own expense. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture.
Sleeping bag, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, shoes are advisable. 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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