Qolora Education Centre

Butterworth , South Africa, Africa
We are a registered Non Profit Organization involved in education in remote rural schools in Transkei, Eastern Cape South Africa

Volunteering Activities


What We Need

We need volunteers to teach English. You will do one-on-one reading with junior school students as well as give an hour English lesson a day to a group of 10 students (age 12 - 14 years) using a school textbook as a guideline. We prefer volunteers with a TEFL or teaching background but not vital. Volunteer must have a good command of the English language.

When & Who

During school terms until exams start when teaching becomes too disruptive:
Term 1 : Mid Jan to mid March
Term 2: Mid April to mid June
Term 3: Mid July to mid September
Te rm 4: Early Oct to early November
Yes, we require a minimum of 4 Weeks
We prefer volunteers to stay for one school term which is about 6 weeks but will accept volunteers for a minimum of 2 weeks.

What we Provide

Types: Homestay

As we are a charity organization we charge R700 per person per week to cover board and lodging. You will get 3 meals per day and sleep in a comfortable yet authentic rondavel (round house) on our property. You might have to share with one other person depending on the number of volunteers we have at a time. Unfortunately we cannot cater for vegetarians. We are 4 km from the beach and on weekends volunteers are able to explore the village.

Types: Variety

Meals are home cooked African western fusion. We cannot cater for vegetarians or people with food allergies or preferences.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees

We take volunteers weekend trips to the nearby pristine beaches, lush river lagoons or a weekend away to our beach cottage all included in the price.

Contact Person

Debby Potgieter
P O Box 25 Centane 4980, Butterworth, South Africa.

Other Ways to support us

We always need stationery, books and educational games for the students.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

Volunteers implement our easy to follow one-on-one reading programme at school from 8 a.m to 12.30p.m. at school with students aged 6 to 9 years old. After school, volunteers give a fun English lesson to students aged 10-13 years old for 1 hour. or teach drama, a craft, or arts which are beneficial to the students.. Volunteers may also give tutoring to high school students after school but this is optional.


In exchange for your generous offer to teach, you will have the opportuntiy to learn about the fascinating Xhosa culture. We will make you feel at home and part of our family while you are here.

The education system is disintegrating in the Eastern Cape and the resources usually available to other schools are non-existent in this region. Therefore, all schools have a shortage of desks, textbooks, stationery and a lack of running water or proper ablutions. Unfortunately the students suffer the consequences which results in them not being offered an equal opportunity in life.
Our focus is teaching English as a 2nd language at these schools, as this affects all other areas of learning.
We place volunteer teachers at these schools to do one-on-one reading as well as give after school lessons. In return, volunteers are given the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Xhosa culture of the local people in our village.