We have proudly partnered with ASDAN to offer you the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst volunteering in Cape Town that will support your university application and enhance your skills. This is our first accredited project and we are very proud to offer it to our UK volunteers. What will you gain? Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Award Level 3 (CoPE Level 3) you will gain 70 UCAS points which is roughly the equivalent to a Grade A at AS Level. So, if you want to enhance your points for university or simply want to make your CV more attractive then this is the place for you! Who are ASDAN? ASDAN are a UK based charity specialising in qualifications that grow skills for learning, employment and life. How does it work? You will take part in the daily activities of our Cape Town Education project whilst working towards your Award. To successfully complete the Award you will gain credits by completing a minimum of 3 challenges and provide evidence to demonstrate your skills development in six units. These units are; 1) Introduction to Working with Others 2) Introduction to Improving Own Learning and Performance 3) Introduction to Problem Solving 4) Planning and Carrying Out a Piece of Research 5) Communicating Through Discussion and 6) Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation Whilst there are 6 units you do not have to complete 6 challenges, some challenges can incorporate more than one unit, for example if you complete a research piece as part of a challenge you could also present this to your group of volunteers. During your time in Cape Town you will be guided by our volunteer coordinator and they will assist you with your choice of challenges, however you will need to be proactive and think about your challenges carefully. We will be there to support you but it is important for you to make the decisions yourself. You will also be required to complete a portfolio of evidence to support the completion of each unit. As a volunteer, you will assist local community teachers and contribute to our effort of providing children with a better education. In addition, you will have the opportunity to organize your own classes. These are the ways in which you will assist the schools:
- Assistant teaching: Provide individual attention and assistance to children during lessons.
- Help with crafts, painting, reading and games.
- Organize special needs classes for children who have not been able to keep up with the pace of the lessons.
- Assist with giving the children their meals. Every child receives a meal, which is often their only meal that day.
- Clean, maintain and even refurbish the classrooms, most of which are quite run down.
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