Masinyusane | Port Elizabeth
Welcome to Masinyusane
The team has been working in the township primary schools of Port Elizabeth in South Africa for over 10 years.
Education in South Africa
Reading, books, imagination – Who among us has not grown up with books? Buried his nose in a book, threw himself into an adventure. Forgotten time, completely trapped in another world. But that is not the case everywhere. Children in South Africa grow up differently, reading is not so firmly anchored in society.
What you can expect
The volunteers are responsible for the administration of the programmes and the general management of the libraries in the primary schools. This includes school afternoon clubs, which either already exist or are being established. The volunteers also take on administrative tasks in the office, as well as the creation and preparation of computer workshops, which are taught in the school’s own computer labs.
About the project
The non-governmental organisation Masinyusane has set itself the task of promoting education and, above all, the reading skills of children at an early age. The name Masinyusane is Xhosa, one of the eleven national languages in South Africa and means translated “Let’s raise each other up”. The NGO is represented at four township primary schools in Port Elizabeth. At the schools, the children can read and borrow books in the libraries, play puzzles and games and learn how to use computers at an early age in so-called “computer labs”. Staff and volunteers support them and offer various programmes.
What you bring along
- Enjoy working with children and young people
- Flexibility and the desire to try something new
- Basic computer skills
students from various township schools