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When I began searching for volunteer programs, I was on the hunt for a project that would allow me to invest in the next generation of women. With the privilege of many strong women as mentors around me, I wanted to ensure I could provide this same example to younger...
I have learnt more in 1 month than i have from any professor. I have grown more in 1 month than I have in my past 18 years of life. I have laughed harder than my heartiest laugh and have slept better on a top bunk, with a foam mattress, with an exhausted smile on my...
Women’s empowerment is an ever-expanding project at GVI Cape Town. We’ve made such an amazing start this term with our grade 6 workshops, where the girls stay an hour after school by choice, to learn about confidence, self awareness and communication. All...
Over the past two weeks, our volunteers and staff have been working tirelessly to keep things running smoothly. Here are a few of our highlights… “I only joined the GVI team a few weeks ago, but everyone has been so welcoming that I already feel like...
I have always been one of those people who thought surfing just wasn’t for them. I’ve always loved sport but growing up in Scotland, I was something I didn’t really consider as an option. However, when I stepped into the role of Sport & Surfing coordinator, it was...
I first came to GVI Cape Town in January 2015 as a volunteer and planned to stay for 6 months. However, after getting to experience all the different projects I knew I wanted to stay longer. I applied for a job as a coordinator and was lucky enough to get the job. I...
For anyone who has worked here as a volunteer particularly in the teaching programme, you would know some of the tough conditions the teachers and children have managed in. The school suffered broken windows, damaged walls and generally was in need of a total...
Here in South Africa there is a special day of celebration on the 24th Sept. It’s Heritage Day. South Africa, “The Rainbow Nation”, is known for having a rich diversity of heritages and traditions. On Heritage Day it’s a chance for each...
One of the advantages of being a coordinator at Ikhayalethemba is that we are able to run a variety of projects at the one site. One of the big positives of the job for me, is that I get to be involved in a bit of everything; whether it be teaching, working with...
Firstly, being under the age of 18 and travelling alone has to be commended, let alone travelling half way across the world to be immersed in a new culture alongside a group of entirely new people. After hopping off a long day or two of travelling, the whole group of...
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