Most people take the ability to read for granted, forgetting how frustrating it must be like for those that can’t read books, signs the increasingly important, the internet! Many South African children do not have parents that can teach them English as they have not been taught themselves. Giving children the ability to read will help give them confidence and self esteem. For many children in South Africa they have been forced to read school books that may not interest them, which will not always be of interest to them. This is something that this project is helping to change by giving the children books they are interested in which will help motivate and inspire them to read more.
Each volunteer will be placed with children that are pre-selected by the school’s head teacher, who will then sit in the library, or a quiet place outside of the classroom, and read with those children individually for half an hour at a time, twice a week with each child. You will be encouraging them by reading to them and then getting them read back to you and boosting confidence in speaking and reading English.
Your typical working hours on this project will be from Monday to Friday, 8:30am until 2pm, however any extra time that you can give will be greatly appreciated by the staff and children alike.
- Met on arrival at the airport by a representative
- Transfer from airport to volunteer accommodation in Fish Hoek
- Accommodation - shared dormitory room in volunteer house
- Training: In-country orientation
- Support: Pre-departure helpdesk, Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support
What's Not Included in the Programme
- Return Airport transfer
- Local Transport
- Transport between accommodation and project
- Food - please budget approximately US$50 per week (apart from evening meal on first night)
Prices and Durations
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 4 weeks £999
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 5 weeks £1,099
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 6 weeks £1,199
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 7 weeks £1,299
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 8 weeks £1,399
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 9 weeks £1,499
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 10 weeks £1,599
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 11 weeks £1,699
South Africa Literacy Volunteers - 12 weeks £1,799