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“Experience worth remembering in terms of the location, people i worked with and my efforts put into the volunteer work, highly rewarding.”
|Starting at $1,194|
|3 meals per day|
|First Monday of the Month|
Flights are not included in the cost.
The focus of the Sports Development Project in Eswatini is to improve the well-being of disadvantaged children and youth within semi-rural Swazi communities, through sport and play. The aim is to develop these kids by making them stimulated, focused, fit and healthy, while at the same time as building their confidence through physical activity.
The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) has the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates, with approximately 31% of the population being infected. In 2010 it was estimated that there were close to 200,000 orphaned children in the Kingdom due to HIV/AIDS. Many more children are now without a parent and live with an extended family that already has stretched resources.
Unemployment is high, approximately 39% of Swazi’s are without a job, which rises considerably to 53% among youth. About 66% of the population is unable to meet basic food needs, while 43% live in chronic poverty. Children are particularly vulnerable and often are in desperate need of help and support.
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
The role involves going to the NCP’s in the morning to have the children participate in a variety of play activities – including song and dance, ball games, obstacle courses, tricycle riding and swimming lessons.
You are encouraged to get as involved as possible in organizing these fun-filled events that bring so much joy to the children.
Some of the activities you will get involved in may include:
● Setting up obstacle courses and activities for the children to engage with
● Teaching hand-eye coordination through throwing and catching
● Teaching basic life skills including teeth cleaning and hygiene through sports
● Participating in song and dance activities
● Assist with swimming and other sports lessons
* 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 chosen project assisting with organizing sports activities such as obstacle courses, running, group and educational games at the NCP’s
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.
Day 3-5 and other weekdays for the duration of your stay. 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 by road to Johannesburg to catch your flight.
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 and experience beautiful Eswatini. Sadly all great adventures must come to an end and on your final day you will leave the backpacker lodge in Eswatini and transfer by road to Johannesburg to catch your flight.
Airport transfer is included and facilitated by All Out Africa if on the designated departure day.
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