“A really professional experience with a great balance of holidaying and volunteering.”
“It was one of my best holidays and i have seen so much in one month!”
|Starting at $1,629|
|3 meals per day|
|First Monday of the Month|
Flights are not included in the cost.
Volunteer to help care for orphaned and vulnerable children in Eswatini. The Child Care Project gives you the opportunity to assist these vulnerable children working with our local staff and community volunteers in a number of different ways; by assisting with pre-school education and facilitating the All Out Africa syllabus of activities, providing meals, helping to guide the children, while giving them care and adult support.
With the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence, many of Eswatini’s children have lost their parents and thus face food shortages, lack of adequate shelter and care, poverty and lack access to education. All Out Africa established and supports six Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP’s) in Eswatini each of which hosts between 30 and 80 children. The role of these NCP’s is to provide pre-school education, food, support and guidance to vulnerable and orphaned children in their communities. The NCP’s enable these children to remain living with their extended family by providing free education, meals and support to relieve financial pressure on an already stretched family support network.
This concept established by UNICEF has been a much-needed response to the HIV/AIDS crises in Eswatini where one in three children are vulnerable. These NCP’s provide safe environments within the community for these children to grow and thrive during their early development and offer a foundation for the child’s education.
Accommodation & Meals
During your stay, you will be accommodated in an award-winning Lidwala Lodge in Ezulwini Valley. Three meals a day will also be provided, some on a self-serve basis and others cooked for you.
Project Start Dates
The start day for this project is the first Monday of the month throughout the year, with the exception of November & December when the project is closed. (Please ensure that your flight arrives BEFORE 1:00 pm)
Included in the cost
● Comprehensive 24 hours, 7 days a week support from
All Out Africa
● Volunteer projects specifically designed to enable you
to make an active contribution During your stay,
● Support of volunteer project coordinators who are
experts in their fields which ensure the volunteer experience is valuable
● Comprehensive orientation to the country, its culture
and your role As a volunteer, upon arrival
● All food and accommodation throughout your stay
Where Your Project Fee Goes
By signing up with us you are donating your time and skills to work directly with communities in need through a structured project. There are many benefits of volunteering with an organization like ours. Sometimes it is hard to find projects to support in a foreign country that are safe, worthwhile and reputable. When you sign-up for one of our projects for 2 or 12-weeks, you become part of a bigger, sustainable plan that our team of qualified staff has carefully crafted. You will also receive travel and visa support, orientation, a safe place to stay, logistical support, in addition to clear expectations of the work you will do. This is why we charge a fee for volunteering or interning abroad.
Your project fee goes towards a company you can trust, an experience that is worthwhile and an opportunity that will make a positive and sustainable impact on the community you have chosen to serve.
Not Included in the Fee
8 Local transport fares to your projects
8 Medical/Travel Insurance
8 All Flights & Visas
As a volunteer, on the Child Care Project, you will be working with existing Neighbourhood Care Points (NCP’s) in the local community. Your role is to assist our local staff and community volunteers with the teaching of the syllabus, which includes maths, reading, writing, arts & craft, storytelling and physical activity. You will also participate in weekly sports days held at the NCP’s and assist with serving breakfast and lunch. Generally, it’s also a great opportunity to bring fun and laughter into the children’s lives.
Some of the activities you will get involved in may include:
● Teaching English and maths and marking worksheets
● Leading role play and imagination activities
● Designing activities that support the syllabus
● Reading stories & facilitating learning through storytelling
● Giving support and attention to the children
● Organizing games & sports activities to help them learn through play
● Assisting with preparing and serving meals
● Teaching basic life skills including teeth cleaning and hygiene
* Please note that the activities listed above are based on availability and may vary by season. These are samples of activities that are volunteers are likely to participate in.
IMPORTANT NOTE: When you work with children, you will be in the rural areas where modesty will be an important factor. Please make sure you dress appropriately- failure to do so may result in you missing a day of volunteering. More information about the dress code will follow in the pre-flight guide.
Day in the life of a volunteer
7:00 Wake up to see the sunshine, jump in a hot shower and get yourself started for the day with breakfast!
8:00 Travel to your placement and get ready to begin your day
8:30 Participate in your project assisting with activities on the syllabus
13:00 Time to either return to your accommodation for lunch, or eat the packed lunch you made that morning!
14:00 Begin your afternoon’s work with a full stomach and enthusiasm
16:30 Return back to your accommodation and share your day’s adventures with other volunteers, maybe even a quick swim in the pool!
18:30 Enjoy a delicious evening meal and relax……
Itinerary for your experience
Day 1 Fly into OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg where you will be met by All Out Africa staff members who will transfer you by road from Johannesburg to the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Day 2 The second day begins with an informative presentation that will brief you on all you need to know about the culture and country, how to effectively contribute during your volunteer experience.
In the afternoon you will embark on a Cultural Tour where you will visit the museum to learn about Swazi history and culture and then will walk around a real Swazi village to experience day-to-day life in Eswatini.
Day 3-5 and other weekdays you will spend these days volunteering on your project.
For 4 Week Option
Day 29 Return Home Sadly all great adventures must come to an end and on your final day you will leave the backpacker lodge in Eswatini and transfer to Johannesburg to catch your flight.
Airport transfer is included and facilitated by All Out Africa if on the designated departure day.
For 4 Week+ Option
Day 29 Onwards Continue with your volunteer project as described on days 3-5, giving you more time to contribute to your project.
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