Today, our volunteer projects in South Africa are observing Youth Day; a holiday dedicated to the youth of this amazing country. It honors the death of many schoolchildren on a day in 1976 that changed the course of history in South Africa. Here, Cape Town Business Manager, Kaylee, shares with you a slice of this history, and how African Impact are still fighting for the rights of youth in this city.
When our Managing Director visited the project that he initially volunteered on, he was reminded why he first fell in love with African Impact… and why we continue to be leaders in the volunteer travel industry.
Although only a little over a year old, the gender equality program has become a massive success and continues to impact the lives of hundreds of young girls and boys throughout the townships around Cape Town. Learn about its origins from a volunteer who helped kick-start this all-important initiative.
Shecky and Jane – both from Zimbabwe – work alongside the Cape Town City Project’s team. Shecky is the house cook, while Jane takes care of the home and both hold incredibly special places in the hearts of all of those who have met them. Here is their story of how they came to work for African Impact and how they have made the volunteer house in Cape Town a home for all those who pass through it’s doors.
Interning abroad with African Impact is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. However, I know that raising funds is an incredibly daunting process. It is a TON of work, but I will also be the first to tell you that it is not impossible.