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Visit one of the world’s most iconic tourist destinations and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. A little care and support can go a long way and as a volunteer on this project you can use educational games and fun activities to help children and youth on their way to a brighter future.

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  • As an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children volunteer, you will spend your mornings assisting at an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, which was established to care for neglected children aged between 0 and 8 years and a variety of after-school care facilities for children aged 6 - 14, which provides a safe place for youth in the immediate hours after school.
  • Your volunteer work will largely be made up of implementing a fun plan of activities at the homes to help the children with their basic development needs, creativity, sociability, gross motor skills, language, numeracy and rhythm. You will plan and implement fun activities with which to achieve these goals and nurture and care for these abandoned children, where one-on-one attention is also essential for these children to develop into adults.
  • Choose from full time Orphaned and Vulnerable Children volunteering or combine this with another volunteer activity to broaden your volunteer experience, whether this be assisting in a healthcare programme, joining our gender empowerment project, sports development or teaching and youth development volunteering.
  • Explore the city of Cape Town with must do activities like climbing up Table Mountain, visiting Robbin island and the Cape of Good Hope
  • You will live and work in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Child and Orphan Care Teaching & Education
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

“That moment when a child rolls over for the first time, takes their first steps or respond to their own name makes this project a memorable one. It is difficult not to fall for the warmth and love that this project exudes.” Michelle Lindsay – Cape Town Business Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1545
3 weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 1961
4 weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2377
5 weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3007
6 weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 3399
7 weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 3791
8 weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 4183

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year's prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

18th January | 1st and 15th and 29th February | 14th and 28th March | 11th and 25th April 9th and 23rd May | 6th and 20th June | 4th and 18th July |  1st and 15th and 29th August | 12th and 26th September | 10th and 24th October | 7th and 21st November. 

This project will close on Monday 12th December 2016 and re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Home to just under 2 million people, Khayelitsha is the largest township in Cape Town and where many of our projects are based. Locals live in a vast range of housing from shacks built of wood and iron to larger permanent buildings with limited ablution facilities and communal standpipes for water. Poverty, drugs and lack of education means a need for volunteers and demonstrates the importance of good role models in early childhood development. 

Volunteers can choose to get involved in the full-time Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project, or combine it with:

  • Girl Impact Initiative
  • Healthcare
  • Sports Coaching and Development project
  • Teaching and Youth Development
Emergency care home for abandoned and orphaned children

Orphaned and Vulnerable Care

The focus of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children aged between 0 and 14 years, in emergency care homes and after-school care facilities. Your volunteer work will largely be made up of implementing a fun plan of activities at the homes to help the children with their basic development needs, creativity, sociability, gross motor skills, language, numeracy and rhythm. You will plan and implement fun activities with which to achieve these goals and nurture and care for these abandoned children, where one-on-one attention is also essential for these children to develop into adults.

Parttime girl impact initiative

Part-time Girl Impact Initiative

Join one of only three of African Impact's Girl Impact Initiatives, giving girls and boys more access to education, health advice, support, mentorship and changing attitudes about gender equality. You will be involved in boys and girls clubs, youth support groups and providing English lessons to improve opportunities for brighter, more informed futures for disadvantaged youths and women in Cape Town. 

Parttime healthcare

Part-time Healthcare

A a part-time healthcare volunteer, you will spend some mornings assisting at an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, which was established to care for neglected children aged between 0 and 8 years. On average 60% of the children taken into the home are HIV+, therefore the first stage of the home’s process is to nurse the children back to health. Once the children are medically and emotionally stable, the home will look to recruit a foster carer so the children can be reintroduced into a family environment.  As a volunteer you will assist the home’s carers every Monday and Friday with preparing the medications and vitamins for the children. As and when the children need medical attention, you will also support the health care assistant with appointments at the local clinic or hospital. 

Teaching

Part-time Teaching

The focus of the teaching project is to provide disadvantaged children and youth with foundation skills in life and education, working to combat very distressing community issues. As a teaching volunteer you will educate, support, and empower disadvantaged, orphaned and vulnerable youth by assisting teachers with lesson planning, running classes and providing one-on-one attention to students aged 3 - 6 years old and preparing them for primary school. You will also be involved in homework support, craft-making, educational activities and reading clubs in after-school care programs with children aged 5 - 13, which are always very rewarding and give volunteers the opportunity to make a real impact on a child's life.

Sports development

Part-time Sports Development

Your involvement as a sports coach will require creating fun games and lesson plans, playing and coaching popular sports such as soccer and hockey and designing drills and fitness tests. You will work alongside a coach to facilitate physical education classes to school children as well as games to help pre-school children improve their gross motor skills and fitness levels during the afternoon. Many of these schools are lacking in outdoor space so creativity and an open mind is essential.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where the volunteer house is based, has a buzzing main street with coffee shops, bars and restaurants just a few minutes’ walk away. The house is comfortable and a great social gathering place for volunteers and interns – there is always something on the go. It also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a good book or movie in the evenings.

Beach  sea adventures

Beach & Sea Adventures

Although the water may be just a little cold, Cape Town has plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you are really keen to explore the waters you can dive with the sharks or take a tour to Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cape Town has many iconic sites making for great photograph opportunities. Take a boat trip to seal island, visit the celebrated Robben Island and of course getting to the top of Table Mountain whether it be by foot or cable car, is a must. A convenient and fun way to see more of what the city has to offer is to take the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour bus. You will also have a chance to do some shopping and delicious dining at the V&A Waterfront or many Cape Town markets.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Cape Town has something for everyone. If you’re not so much a city slicker and prefer to discover what nature has to offer, you can experience an African Safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant.

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park which is a Natural World Heritage Site. Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with many buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, birds and a variety of flora and fauna unique to the area.

From being one of the top ten beach cities in the world to having one of the New Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain; Cape Town offers a variety of activities to cater to any traveller. Voted the number 1 tourist destination in the world, this vibrant city is full of new adventures at every turn and amazing site to see. Its rich history produces a wide range of people and cultures to learn about and foods to eat. Well-established winelands provide a tranquil contrast to the fast paced city, as well as plenty of boutique shopping. And did we mention there are indigenous penguins living on one of the beaches? What more could you ask for when visiting Cape Town?

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About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The secure property is fully furnished and staffed with a cook and housekeeper. Volunteers in Cape Town share a room with 2-6 others and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuable items.

In the summer months, from December to February days are lovely and hot. The winter months of June to August tend to be rather wet but there are some beautiful crisp sunny days in between. Cape Town is a buzzing location for sports tours and festivals such as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Two Oceans Marathon, Jazz Music Festival and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. There are plenty of local markets to visit, especially on weekends, where you can enjoy mouth-watering home-made fare and shop for local crafts. You can visit heritage sites such as the Castle of Good Hope and maybe even spot whales and dolphins off the coast. As if that wasn’t enough, the Cape is also ‘wine country’ offering remarkable wine tours and magnificent scenery. Craft breweries are also taking the Cape by storm and there are plenty of places to visit for some unique beer tasting experiences.

As you work and travel in Africa, the people of Cape Town will warm your heart, entertain you and you will discover great diversity in the different communities. Whether you are a student volunteer, coming for a gap year program or a well travelled individual, this volunteer opportunity in Africa promises to leave you a deeper, stronger individual ready for the next adventure.

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Feedback from our volunteers

Ellie Friedman, USA

"This is my fourth year volunteering for African Impact and there is a reason I keep returning.  I love the culture, the grannies at GAPA, the wonderful children at GAPA, Home for Home and Fikes---they have such a beautiful spirit and having known them has taught me to live a much more simplistic way of life.  This may be politically incorrect, but America is such a greedy, arrogant country---people here may not have much in a material sense, but they have the most beautiful spirit---are so warm, loving and accepting.  It is a most rewarding and humbling experience."

Bethany Curtis, UK

"I’ve gained knowledge that I would not have been able to get anywhere else. The staff have also made this experience so amazing for me personally and not only have I had 4 weeks of working with the most precious children I have gained lots of new friends for life."

Allison Tedesco, Canada

As someone with a lack of knowledge about the world and "living in a bubble" as my parents would say, it was eye-opening in an extraordinary way. My interest in the world and the problems that the human race faces has sky rocketed, and it has changed the program I want to do in school. Volunteering for AI has also made me realize the importance of being a hummingbird and doing the best we can to improve situations such as those faced in Khayelitsha, Phillipi and Langa. I would love to do something like this as a profession, even working for AI, as the difference made is small but impactful. Helping people is always something I have been interested, and this seems like just the way to do it."

Katie Panagopoulas, USA

"I can't begin to sum up my love for these people and this place. The African Impact team makes everyone feel at home. You take ownership of your projects through planning and the responsibility you are given makes you feel like you are carrying out an important role. You make an impact on the communities you work in but they make a larger impact on you."

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Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Support, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

Visit one of the world’s most iconic tourist destinations and play a vital role in enriching the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. A little care and support can go a long way and as a volunteer on this project you can use educational games and fun activities to help children and youth on their way to a brighter future.

Redhill25
  • As an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children volunteer, you will spend your mornings assisting at an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, which was established to care for neglected children aged between 0 and 8 years and a variety of after-school care facilities for children aged 6 - 14, which provides a safe place for youth in the immediate hours after school.
  • Your volunteer work will largely be made up of implementing a fun plan of activities at the homes to help the children with their basic development needs, creativity, sociability, gross motor skills, language, numeracy and rhythm. You will plan and implement fun activities with which to achieve these goals and nurture and care for these abandoned children, where one-on-one attention is also essential for these children to develop into adults.
  • Choose from full time Orphaned and Vulnerable Children volunteering or combine this with another volunteer activity to broaden your volunteer experience, whether this be assisting in a healthcare programme, joining our gender empowerment project, sports development or teaching and youth development volunteering.
  • Explore the city of Cape Town with must do activities like climbing up Table Mountain, visiting Robbin island and the Cape of Good Hope
  • You will live and work in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Child and Orphan Care Teaching & Education
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

“That moment when a child rolls over for the first time, takes their first steps or respond to their own name makes this project a memorable one. It is difficult not to fall for the warmth and love that this project exudes.” Michelle Lindsay – Cape Town Business Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 874| € 1134| US$ 1459| AU$ 1545|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1459 GBP 874 EUR 1134 AUD 1545
3 weeks USD 1852 GBP 1110 EUR 1440 AUD 1961
4 weeks USD 2245 GBP 1345 EUR 1745 AUD 2377
5 weeks USD 2840 GBP 1701 EUR 2207 AUD 3007
6 weeks USD 3210 GBP 1923 EUR 2495 AUD 3399
7 weeks USD 3581 GBP 2145 EUR 2783 AUD 3791
8 weeks USD 3951 GBP 2367 EUR 3071 AUD 4183

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year's prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

18th January | 1st and 15th and 29th February | 14th and 28th March | 11th and 25th April 9th and 23rd May | 6th and 20th June | 4th and 18th July |  1st and 15th and 29th August | 12th and 26th September | 10th and 24th October | 7th and 21st November. 

This project will close on Monday 12th December 2016 and re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Home to just under 2 million people, Khayelitsha is the largest township in Cape Town and where many of our projects are based. Locals live in a vast range of housing from shacks built of wood and iron to larger permanent buildings with limited ablution facilities and communal standpipes for water. Poverty, drugs and lack of education means a need for volunteers and demonstrates the importance of good role models in early childhood development. 

Volunteers can choose to get involved in the full-time Orphaned and Vulnerable Children project, or combine it with:

  • Girl Impact Initiative
  • Healthcare
  • Sports Coaching and Development project
  • Teaching and Youth Development
Emergency care home for abandoned and orphaned children

Orphaned and Vulnerable Care

The focus of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children aged between 0 and 14 years, in emergency care homes and after-school care facilities. Your volunteer work will largely be made up of implementing a fun plan of activities at the homes to help the children with their basic development needs, creativity, sociability, gross motor skills, language, numeracy and rhythm. You will plan and implement fun activities with which to achieve these goals and nurture and care for these abandoned children, where one-on-one attention is also essential for these children to develop into adults.

Parttime girl impact initiative

Part-time Girl Impact Initiative

Join one of only three of African Impact's Girl Impact Initiatives, giving girls and boys more access to education, health advice, support, mentorship and changing attitudes about gender equality. You will be involved in boys and girls clubs, youth support groups and providing English lessons to improve opportunities for brighter, more informed futures for disadvantaged youths and women in Cape Town. 

Parttime healthcare

Part-time Healthcare

A a part-time healthcare volunteer, you will spend some mornings assisting at an Emergency Care Home for Abandoned and Orphaned Children, which was established to care for neglected children aged between 0 and 8 years. On average 60% of the children taken into the home are HIV+, therefore the first stage of the home’s process is to nurse the children back to health. Once the children are medically and emotionally stable, the home will look to recruit a foster carer so the children can be reintroduced into a family environment.  As a volunteer you will assist the home’s carers every Monday and Friday with preparing the medications and vitamins for the children. As and when the children need medical attention, you will also support the health care assistant with appointments at the local clinic or hospital. 

Teaching

Part-time Teaching

The focus of the teaching project is to provide disadvantaged children and youth with foundation skills in life and education, working to combat very distressing community issues. As a teaching volunteer you will educate, support, and empower disadvantaged, orphaned and vulnerable youth by assisting teachers with lesson planning, running classes and providing one-on-one attention to students aged 3 - 6 years old and preparing them for primary school. You will also be involved in homework support, craft-making, educational activities and reading clubs in after-school care programs with children aged 5 - 13, which are always very rewarding and give volunteers the opportunity to make a real impact on a child's life.

Sports development

Part-time Sports Development

Your involvement as a sports coach will require creating fun games and lesson plans, playing and coaching popular sports such as soccer and hockey and designing drills and fitness tests. You will work alongside a coach to facilitate physical education classes to school children as well as games to help pre-school children improve their gross motor skills and fitness levels during the afternoon. Many of these schools are lacking in outdoor space so creativity and an open mind is essential.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where the volunteer house is based, has a buzzing main street with coffee shops, bars and restaurants just a few minutes’ walk away. The house is comfortable and a great social gathering place for volunteers and interns – there is always something on the go. It also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a good book or movie in the evenings.

Beach  sea adventures

Beach & Sea Adventures

Although the water may be just a little cold, Cape Town has plenty of beautiful beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. If you are really keen to explore the waters you can dive with the sharks or take a tour to Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cape Town has many iconic sites making for great photograph opportunities. Take a boat trip to seal island, visit the celebrated Robben Island and of course getting to the top of Table Mountain whether it be by foot or cable car, is a must. A convenient and fun way to see more of what the city has to offer is to take the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour bus. You will also have a chance to do some shopping and delicious dining at the V&A Waterfront or many Cape Town markets.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Cape Town has something for everyone. If you’re not so much a city slicker and prefer to discover what nature has to offer, you can experience an African Safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant.

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park which is a Natural World Heritage Site. Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise with many buck, baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, birds and a variety of flora and fauna unique to the area.

From being one of the top ten beach cities in the world to having one of the New Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain; Cape Town offers a variety of activities to cater to any traveller. Voted the number 1 tourist destination in the world, this vibrant city is full of new adventures at every turn and amazing site to see. Its rich history produces a wide range of people and cultures to learn about and foods to eat. Well-established winelands provide a tranquil contrast to the fast paced city, as well as plenty of boutique shopping. And did we mention there are indigenous penguins living on one of the beaches? What more could you ask for when visiting Cape Town?

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About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The secure property is fully furnished and staffed with a cook and housekeeper. Volunteers in Cape Town share a room with 2-6 others and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuable items.

In the summer months, from December to February days are lovely and hot. The winter months of June to August tend to be rather wet but there are some beautiful crisp sunny days in between. Cape Town is a buzzing location for sports tours and festivals such as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, Two Oceans Marathon, Jazz Music Festival and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. There are plenty of local markets to visit, especially on weekends, where you can enjoy mouth-watering home-made fare and shop for local crafts. You can visit heritage sites such as the Castle of Good Hope and maybe even spot whales and dolphins off the coast. As if that wasn’t enough, the Cape is also ‘wine country’ offering remarkable wine tours and magnificent scenery. Craft breweries are also taking the Cape by storm and there are plenty of places to visit for some unique beer tasting experiences.

As you work and travel in Africa, the people of Cape Town will warm your heart, entertain you and you will discover great diversity in the different communities. Whether you are a student volunteer, coming for a gap year program or a well travelled individual, this volunteer opportunity in Africa promises to leave you a deeper, stronger individual ready for the next adventure.

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Feedback from our volunteers

Ellie Friedman, USA

"This is my fourth year volunteering for African Impact and there is a reason I keep returning.  I love the culture, the grannies at GAPA, the wonderful children at GAPA, Home for Home and Fikes---they have such a beautiful spirit and having known them has taught me to live a much more simplistic way of life.  This may be politically incorrect, but America is such a greedy, arrogant country---people here may not have much in a material sense, but they have the most beautiful spirit---are so warm, loving and accepting.  It is a most rewarding and humbling experience."

Bethany Curtis, UK

"I’ve gained knowledge that I would not have been able to get anywhere else. The staff have also made this experience so amazing for me personally and not only have I had 4 weeks of working with the most precious children I have gained lots of new friends for life."

Allison Tedesco, Canada

As someone with a lack of knowledge about the world and "living in a bubble" as my parents would say, it was eye-opening in an extraordinary way. My interest in the world and the problems that the human race faces has sky rocketed, and it has changed the program I want to do in school. Volunteering for AI has also made me realize the importance of being a hummingbird and doing the best we can to improve situations such as those faced in Khayelitsha, Phillipi and Langa. I would love to do something like this as a profession, even working for AI, as the difference made is small but impactful. Helping people is always something I have been interested, and this seems like just the way to do it."

Katie Panagopoulas, USA

"I can't begin to sum up my love for these people and this place. The African Impact team makes everyone feel at home. You take ownership of your projects through planning and the responsibility you are given makes you feel like you are carrying out an important role. You make an impact on the communities you work in but they make a larger impact on you."

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Brochures

Project Brochure

Orphaned and Vulnerable Childcare Project Brochure

Meet the Faces of Cape Town

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