Masifunde | Port Elizabeth
Masifunde supports motivated but financially disadvantaged children in South African townships through educational programmes.
Education through vision
Masifunde Bildungsförderung e.V. strives for a world that is fair in terms of distribution and opportunity. We are convinced that poverty is best fought through education.
What you can expect
As a volunteer, you will be actively involved in the afternoon activities for children and youth. You might run the after-care classes for masifunde’s montessori pre-school, or you support the children as a swim-instructor and surf-coach. Some volunteers are included in the running of a healthy lifestyle programme called Fit4Life, or in the running of school library together with learners from the schools. All volunteers also take part in two annual one-week camps with children and youth, and have some administrative tasks, e.g. writing of reports to German supporters.
About the project
Masifunde Learner Development is a young non-governmental organisation which pursues the goal of achieving more educational and equal opportunities for children and young people in South Africa. The aim is to break the vicious circle of poverty and to open up new perspectives for the future. Masifunde gives children from Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth access to school education, individual homework supervision and practical, everyday, extracurricular education and leisure activities of the highest quality within the framework of integrated educational support programmes lasting several years. Masifunde means “Let’s learn” and is accordingly convinced that development cooperation functions primarily through educational opportunities, as long as these are of a high standard and are designed for the long term and sustainability.
What you bring along
You will be working with
Children and young people of different age groups
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