Mandela Soweto Kids
The project is in Orlando, one of oldest suburbs in Soweto. This township has a rich and fascinating history and with its population of almost two million, Soweto is the largest black urban settlement in South Africa. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed to overthrow the Apartheid State. The June 16th, 1976 student uprising, which began the slow meltdown of apartheid, started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Sowetans have a strong sense of community. They would say that Soweto has soul - and who wouldn't want to live in a place with soul? You will be introduced to a melting pot of South African cultures and have a fascinating opportunity to experience it. Soweto has a vibrant nightlife and a Jazz evening is not to be missed.
Your time will be dedicated to helping children learn new skills and more importantly, expand their world view. You will be helping a community that have limited access to resources, all it takes to have a big impact, is as small as providing an extra pair of hands for teachers/caregivers.
We want you to use your initiative and skills when working at primary schools with children (Age 6 to 12). You will help to provide the care and attention these young people of South Africa need create a better life. Live like a local, meet fascinating personalities and be part of our Community.