What is your placement organisation doing?
Ubunye Educare, a non-profit organization funded by donations only, runs a free school for 5-6 year old children in the middle of the township, with the goal of making children fit for the state school system. The subjects taught include languages, mathematics and life skills. In addition, there is a wide range of activities such as arts, crafts, sports, theater and creative play, which serve to develop motor and creative skills. The center's playground has climbing and gym equipment and there is a stage for theater and other performances.
How can you get involved?
It is also possible to combine the volunteer assignment at Ubunye (in the mornings until about 2pm) with volunteering at TLC Outreach Projects (in the afternoon starting from about 2:30 pm) at no additional cost.
Location: Table View (Cape Town),
Availability: throughout the year, flexible starting date
Minimum duration: 2 weeks
Maximum duration: 6 months
Language skills required: English
Accommodation: House in Table View
Internship possible: no
Qualification of supervisor: -
Minimum qualification intern: -
Further contribution to the project: -
Volunteering possible: Yes
Expected qualification volunteers: none
Further contribution to the projekt: Already included in the program fees
Professional work, the "right" attitude
Accommodation in Cape Town
Guest House in Cape Town city centre
House in Table View
Surfer Hostel in Muizenberg
The Surfer Hostel is located directly on the beach of Muizenberg, which is well known for its colourful beach houses. You can choose between a dorm bed (separated by sex) and single room, or, if two book together, there is also the double room option.
- Dorm Room accommodation at the House in Table View
- Project contributions (350 ZAR/week)
- Daily commuting fees to/from the project
- The World Unite! Service Package (see below)
- Twin/Double or Triple Room (for participants booking together) instead of dorm room: Extra 70 EUR/week
- Single Room instead of Dorm Room accommodation: Extra 140 EUR/week
The World Unite! Service Package includes:
- Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
- Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
- Preparation Session via Skype; together with further participants
- Pick-up and Transfers from/to Cape Town airport (CPT) on arrival and departure
- Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
- Orientation and Introduction in Cape Town
- Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
- 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
- Local SIM Card with 100 ZAR air time
- Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
- 15% Discount for Safaris, Kilimanjaro Climbs, Excursions and Watersports Activities offered by "Budget Safari Tanzania"
- Costs for 10 seedlings of indigenous trees that we plant on the slopes of Kilimanjaro
The Rates do NOT include:
- Travel to/from Cape Town (you book it on your own; we can assist you)
- Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
- Personal Expenses
Overview of other costs:
- Small local expenses in Cape Town (e.g. Internet, local transport): around 30-50 USD/Month (Estimate)
- Insurances around 30-50 USD/Month
How do I pay?
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Safaris, Kilimanjaro Climbs, Day Trips, Watersports
Travel Health Insurance
Table Mountain dominates the city, on whose shallow top impressive clouds often form and then slide down into the unique flora and fauna of its slopes, vineyards and beaches. They are part of the Table Mountain National Park, which provides opportunities for numerous excursions and nature activities nearby the city.
The city centre, also called "City Bowl", bordered by mountains and the beach, is modern and has offices, shops, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, tourist attractions and the harbor. There are also many colonial buildings, such as in Long Street, which is a landmark with many antique shops, hotels, restaurants and bars.
The suburbs north of the city center are mainly residential areas of middle to upper middle standards. West of it, there is the Atlantic Seaboard coastline, known for its white sand beaches, coastal roads and trendy bars and restaurants that also attract many holidaymakers. Its ocean waters however are rather cold for swimming.
The majority of the 3.7 million inhabitants of Cape Town live in townships, which are located mainly in the eastern outskirts, north along False Bay. They were founded during the time of racial segregation to accommodate the non-white population. Even today, many families live there in poverty under bad living conditions.