Workshops will include a combination of lectures, stories, interactive games, activities, drama and role plays. Some of the topics you would cover will include:
- General hygiene practise
- Healthy food and its importance
- The importance of exercise and some examples
- Common illnesses and their symptoms
The workshops aim to inform local children about basic healthcare and also to educate parents and child-minders on how to adequately care for their infants and children - including how to identify common childhood diseases as well as symptoms which require immediate medical attention.
Each child has resources and materials suited to their needs which ensure the children have access to a range of different types of stimulation. The resources include tactile, aural and visual stimulation. We also have booklets that show stretching routines which helps ensure the children are receiving consistent support.The warmer weather certainly allows more flexibility with the children’s programme. We are able to take the children outside more frequently where the children are able to interact more readily with the other children in the group. Where possible, we include children with special needs in the group times and activities, even if it is just to observe the other children and feel part of what’s happening. Books and stories are a crucial part of our programme and reading to the children with Special Needs is no exception. Our volunteers read stories to the children providing both visual and aural stimulation.
How this project makes a difference:
In South Africa, approximately 75,000 children die before the age of 5 due, in part, to a lack of education in general healthcare practises. This project aims to increase knowledge and awareness about healthy eating and general hygiene in township communities.
*During the holiday time all participants will join Cape Town’s construction project and work on projects involved in the maintenance and beautification of Educational Institutions and Community Organisations in the Townships outside of Gordon’s Bay. Depending on the needs of the community, you will assist with basic construction aimed at improving or maintaining educational facilities and resources in line with SDG 4 – Quality Education.
Cape Town's short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Cape Town:
- Improve the quality of education in Nomzamo and Zola.
- Promote gender equality in the local community
- Increase the health and wellbeing of less privileged people in the community
- Increase in-country capacity by providing training to less advantaged people in South Africa