Thanda After School
Thanda works with rural communities in South Africa, empowering people through education, skills development, increasing self-esteem, and fostering curiosity for knowledge.
What We Need
Thanda's Early Childhood Development Team is currently looking for four volunteers to work in our ECD in South Africa. Volunteers will assist ECD Facilitators in the classroom, particularly assisting with dual language activities. Thanda is located in a rural area of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, and thus and both the childrens’ and facilitators’ home language is Zulu. Through this program we are looking to expose children to English from an early age. We are therefore seeking fun, enthusiastic, and positive first-language English-Speaking volunteers to intern with us.
When & Who
What we Provide
Volunteers normally stay at Pumala Surf Camp which is a small family run hostel close to the beach in the village of Pumula.
We provide a stipend for volunteers meals
We cover reasonable costs for housing, food and local transport (approx. $400, depending on the exchange rate) which generally comfortably covers basic living costs
Volunteers need to cover their own international travel costs
Additional Info about Us
We have a team of over 60 permanent staff members in various roles. At any time we have less than 10 volunteers. We do not rely on volunteers, but rather volunteers add value to the organisation
Thanda is a dynamic Non-Profit Organisation which has three core programmes - Early Childhood Development, After-School, and Organic Farming. Our Creative Learning Curricula is the the common thread throughout all of our programmes. We focus on the holistic development of the individual so that he or she develops the skills essential for facing challenges with resilience, becoming a life-long learner, taking responsibility for our collective future, and becoming better citizens of the world. The Creative Learning Programme also aims to change the way educators and facilitators approach the learning process through training, knowledge sharing, and public advocacy.