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Masinyusane | Gqeberha

Education project

The team has been working in the township primary schools of Gqeberha 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 Gqeberha. 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

You will be working with

students from various township schools

Working Languages



1 Prospect Hill, Central

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Masinyusane is a great project, with a huge impact on the communities of Port Elizabeth. I was most impressed by the people in the project who, with tireless commitment, are fighting for a young and self-confident generation with better opportunities.
Kilian Velinger
North-South-volunteer 2018/19
Masinyusane has welcomed me like a family from the very beginning and integrated me into their team. It was great to see how motivated the team started each day and how much fun the children had learning and playing.
Amelie Hilker
North-South-volunteer 2019/20

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