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Since the early 1900s, this home provides residential care to over 100 children who have been found in need of care and protection according to the Child Care Act & they are placed in the care of the home by a Children’s Court of South Africa through a legal court order.  The children live in housing units on the home’s grounds and are transported each day to various schools in the area according to their educational needs. The aim of this facility is to place the children back into a secure family environment as soon as this is possible.

The home is strongly focused on developing skills to empower children to develop their full potential and to live independent lives as the home can provide a child with care up to the age of 21 should the child still be engaging in formal education. The home offers life skills programs and runs a variety of projects encouraging the children to develop soft & hard skills and to practices entrepreneurship. Sports training and sports activities are arranged to advance the children’s’ physical and social development.

The facility is managed as a program of BADISA, who is a non-governmental organisation with a focus on addressing a range of social issues through 153 community-based programmes in the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape. BADISA relies mainly on financial support from private donors, fundraisers, and goodwill from the public to provide the good that they do.

Tasks volunteers will need to fulfill at the facility (not limited to, but including)

  • Night shift – being on duty when the children are asleep & addressing any issues that might arise for example a child having a nightmare.
  • Driving assistance – taking the children to school or extramural activities after school. It might also be to take children to the doctor or other medical intervention.
  • Working with a child and youth care worker to address the needs of the children.
  • Office assistance in the front office, volunteer relations office, fundraising, and marketing department or the social work offices.
  • Being involved in social work programs like group work & community work.
  • Assisting children with their homework & engaging with the children in the afternoon after homework is complete & before bath -and bedtime.

Accommodation

Volunteers are provided with three basic meals per day. The main meal of the day is served at lunchtime. Volunteers eat the same food as the children in the home and they must be able to adapt to the types of food enjoyed by South Africans. Picky eaters will have to provide for their own meals as the home cannot accommodate different likes & dislikes as it will not fit with budget constraints. Vegetarians will be accommodated in the sense that vegetables and fruit will always be available. The kitchen and food are not Halaal or Kosher.

Pricing:

Volunteering Weeks Introductions Total Weeks Total Cost
11 weeks 1 week 12 weeks  $1,502
12 weeks 1 week 13 weeks  $1,535
13 weeks 1 week 14 weeks  $1,568
14 weeks 1 week 15 weeks  $1,601
15 weeks 1 week 16 weeks  $1,635
16 weeks 1 week 17 weeks  $1,668
17 weeks 1 week 18 weeks  $1,701
18 weeks 1 week 19 weeks  $1,734
19 weeks 1 week 20 weeks  $1,767

 

Introduction week:

  • Airport pick up on arrival day at Cape Town international airport
  • 7 nights dorm room accommodation in Cape Town during introduction week
  • 6 Breakfasts provided during orientation week in Cape Town (Health or English option)
  • Orientation day which includes a visit to the Noon gun + V & A Waterfront
  • Full Day Cape Town Peninsula tour (lunch included)
  • Half-Day Cape Town City tour
  • Half-Day Cape Town Township tour
  • 2 Free days to book additional activities (Shark diving, skydiving etc.)
  • 24/7 Emergency number (WhatsApp)

Volunteering:

  • All volunteering related costs (project fees)
  • Transport to the project by Claim Victory team member
  • Airport drop off at Cape Town international airport
  • Certificate of completion of volunteering

What’s excluded:

  • Return flights from country of origin (We do supply flight advice if needed)
  • Any Visa related costs (We provide needed documents for obtainment of Visa)
  • Any lunches & dinners except if mentioned above
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Accommodation 1 night prior to departure

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