South Africa communitychallenge
- There is an estimated shortage of 14,500 classrooms in KwaZulu-Natal
- Give a helping hand to children in desperate need of education
- Work with Project Build to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged communities
- Your participation can help break cycle of poverty and hopelessness
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Have you ever dreamt of travelling to another country and connecting with people from different cultures? Do you want to wake up each morning knowing that by the end of each day, you will have helped vulnerable children to build a brighter future?
Join a team of volunteers to put your heart and sweat into what we believe will be one of the most rewarding experiences we can offer, a helping hand to children in desperate need of education and support.
Education in KwaZulu-Natal is a challenge on many levels. There is an estimated shortage of 14,500 classrooms. Many existing classrooms are overcrowded, in poor condition and often have bad ventilation.
Project Build (a South African NGO) aims to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged communities. The charity establishes and maintains a highly effective participatory process between the community and the private sector. Project Build’s aim is to promote a more just and free society in South Africa, by helping disadvantaged individuals and communities to develop an increasing sense of personal worth, dignity and competence. And in the process of building classrooms and school related projects, the charity intend to build bridges between communities, improve the skills & career opportunities of previously disadvantaged contractors and create community employment and training opportunities
Your community challenge provides an exciting opportunity for a team of individuals to travel and work closely with people of another culture and make a difference in their lives. Building classrooms for children is a unique experience that opens your eyes to the plight of those who do not have the basics that most of us take for granted.
It is both a physical and emotional experience, and volunteers often come away from participating in a community challenge with a greater understanding of poverty and the affect it can have on family life.
All it takes to participate in a community challenge is enthusiasm, a willingness to do whatever is needed and a desire to help make a difference to the lives of the children whose school you will be building. No other skills are required as there will be skilled supervisors to show you what to do.
Departures for South Africa communitychallenge
There are no departures currently scheduled for your chosen challenge. We hope to have a date available on our website very soon.