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Education project

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 Gqeberha 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

Working Languages



12 8th Avenue
Walmer, Gqeberha

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Masifunde is the family that welcomes you no matter what you are like and shows you how beautiful we all are together and how many wonderful things we can create together. I have never felt more grateful in my time in the team and probably never laughed more.
Leonie Schilling
North-South-volunteer 2019/20
Whether it was supporting the group leaders in workshops and in the office, visiting townships to acquire new schools or going on excursions with the 7th graders - Masifunde did not lack variety. The loving environment and the shared vision made the year, with all its ups and downs, a wonderful experience.
Sophie Kern
North-South-volunteer 2016/17
The weltwäts volunteer service at Masifunde Learner Development was a place of encounter for me. Besides the cultural exchange with my South African colleagues or the inhabitants of the township and the experiences at work, I also learned a lot about myself.
Christina Marutlulle
Mentorin in Gauteng

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