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Deutsche Internationale Schule | Pretoria

Welcome to DSP

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria (DSP) offers high-performing students from the townships scholarships to enable them to transfer to the DSP.

School leaving certificate

In order to create more equal opportunities, the DSP offers some children from Mamelodi the opportunity to graduate from school according to German standards.

What you can expect

Depending on the volunteer’s interests, you will be placed in either kindergarten or school.

At school you will assist the teacher and help to organise the lessons. You will also be responsible for supervising breaks and parts of the afternoon care, in which you can also contribute your own ideas.

In the all-day kindergarten you support the teachers and lead activities such as handicrafts or painting. You are also responsible for the afternoon care.

About the project

From kindergarten the children are guided to the Abitur and in a further branch from the 5th to the 12th class are taught in English. The non-German speaking children are mainly sent to the German School by partner schools in the township of Mamelodi. In addition to the school, there is an all-day kindergarten on the premises, where about 100 children aged 1.5 – 5 years are looked after.
The aim is to create a learning environment for the pupils in which they are encouraged and supported, can be innovative, are encouraged to think critically and democratically and in which they can fully develop their potential. In this international, multicultural environment, tolerance, cosmopolitanism and the passion for independent, lifelong learning are valued and encouraged.

What you bring along

You will be working with

Children and young people from Mamelodi and Pretoria

Working Languages



Simon Vermooten Street
Silverton, Pretoria

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What I liked most about the DSP is that it unites the diversity of the country: many people from all over the world and with different backgrounds learn and work together; are one community.
Hannah Bauch
North-South-volunteer 2019/20

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