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Sport & Youth Development Project

Frivillighetsarbeid med barn

Sport & Youth Development Project

Frivillig arbeid med barn

Children living in impoverished communities have a huge need for youth development projects which serve to teach them valuable life skills such as teamwork, structure, discipline and which uplifts their self-esteem through the realization of talent.

This project is for children from severely disadvantaged areas. Mornings are spent developing preschool-aged children as well as children who do not attend school. In the afternoons we do various sport projects with the children where we teach and play soccer, netball, cricket and other team sports which not only develops the children but is also a way for the children to be exposed to better role models and to be kept busy which serves an important role in lowering socio-economic problems which are often found in these settlements, such as teenage pregnancy, delinquency, petty crime, and which lowers their chances of getting involved in gangsterism and negative behavior.
The Western Cape, where the program is based, is a very culturally diverse area of South Africa. There is a large integration of the poor with the wealthy. The main cultures that you will be working with are English or Afrikaans South Africans. The children on this program range from 12 to 14 years old and live in townships in Cape Town, such as Dunoon. Most of them can speak English, yet their home language may be Afrikaans or Xhosa. The homes they live in are often built from scrap metal and second hand wood and usually do not have running water. Forty percent of the families in these areas lack a male head of household and the children often have no one to monitor their educational progress or after-school activities. Furthermore, alcohol and drug abuse is common in the townships where they live and especially at this age they are susceptible to recruitment by local gangs.

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Reisefakta

Pris: 14 dager fra 6.500 kr
(fly t/r Norge ikke inkludert)

Volunteer Tasks:

  • Teaching kids sports
  • Helping with classroom activities in preschool
  • Being a positive role model through behaviour on the project
  • Some basic building projects such as fixing soccer posts, building new sport facilities
  • Volunteers will work 5 days a week with the children. Some days volunteers will work a full 8 hours and other days 4 to 5 hours, depending on the needs of the project. The volunteers’ mornings are spent assisting in one of the schools and the afternoons are spent with the kids teaching them sport – this could be(but not limited to) soccer, netball, rugby or athletics.

Included:

  • Airport pick up
  • 2 day Cape Town orientation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Weekly social events
  • Transport to and from projects
  • 24 hour support and supervision
  • Donation to the project
  • Certificate of appreciation

Project Highlights:

  • Township culture
  • Spend most of your day outdoors whilst enjoying the sunshine
  • Learn to assist in sport programs of varying age groups
  • Skills developments for the children
  • Experience the poorest of our settlements
  • Help lower socio-economic problems and make a genuine difference
  • Learning about South African cultures and way of life
  • Develop new friendships

Mer informasjon

Vi i STA Travel Norge er oppmerksom på de forskjellige synspunkter rundt dette med frivillighetsarbeid og barn.

Mange ønsker å bidra til å hjelpe barn som har mistet alt og mange barnehjem i de fattigste landene er drevet av frivillige og idealister. De gjør en fantastisk jobb og gir barna en mulighet til å vokse opp under noenlunde trygge forhold.

Samtidig hevder mange at det er opprivende for barna å stadig knytte seg til nye personer, som så forsvinner igjen etter noen få uker, og dette er det ikke vanskelig å forstå.

Derfor har vi valgt ut noen prosjekter hvor arbeidet ikke er på barnehjem, men hvor man bidrar til utdannelse i språk og i idrett i områder hvor rett til utdanning ikke er en selvfølge.

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Anna Dahl

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Synne Christensen

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