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Community Development Short Term Internship in Cape Town

Contribute to community development initiatives and workshops on this short term internship in South Africa.

Durations:  4 - 12 weeks

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Experience South Africa’s “mother city” of Cape Town while interning in a township community. Provide the children with much needed educational enhancement through educational games, arts and crafts, and help create a fun, safe and creative learning environment.

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Program overview

Join our international team in the spectacular city of Cape Town and work with children from the local townships while developing teaching experience and qualifications on this short term internship. You will learn how to plan and deliver a range of educational programs in deprived township schools and day care centres, gaining experience in teamwork and leadership, while also developing your teaching skills and assist with the running of educational programmes (including childcare, sports and creative play) for young children.

You will live in an attractive coastal village close to Cape Town and Stellenbosch, with direct exposure to local culture and communities. Optional side trips are available to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cape Town wildlife safari and wine tasting in Stellenbosch, to name but a few. You can arrange any side trips you wish to take with other volunteers or local tour operators once you arrive in Cape Town. For those travelling onwards there is easy access to the Garden Route and cheap domestic flights to Kruger National Park from Cape Town.

*Please Note: During holiday periods, all participants will join Cape Town’s school holiday program. During the school holiday period, all of GVI’s projects come together to work at a local library to provide a safe and educational space for children of all ages. Activities here possibly include a wide range, from tutoring, reading and arts & crafts, as well as sports and wellbeing. When possible to do so, the