Cape town learn to Surf and Teach the less Privileged to Surf

Do you want to Learn to Surf and learn to teach working with pre-school children?

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“Work with children and teach the underprivileged to surf”.

The program runs daily – Monday to Friday.  Our aim is to help the children whilst adding hope into their lives. This Project was founder by Mandy Weschta in 2007 which ran out of a council Building on Muizenberg Beach.   We give the children encouragement by teaching them new skills.  These children are from very poor backgrounds. We encourage the children and continue to introduce a good foundation into their lives to teach them life skills, by running educational Programmes – We are teaching the children new skills such as: Surfing, Soccer, Literacy and Reading, Computer literacy and programming, African Drumming and Creative movement, Arts and Crafts program, Ocean Conservation and Environmental Education.  Your help and assistance in running these Projects will be much appreciated. These projects run throughout the year. Each project runs at a different time of the year, however the Surfing and Educational Programmes run throughout the Year.
This Project is mixed: Christian and mixed beliefs, If you wish to join a Christian only project then please see our other Projects on our site or ask our staff to recommend the best project for you.  Most our Projects are Christian Run (Please ask our staff which ones are, so we can find the best project for you). 

Volunteer programs Begin every Monday of the Month.  Volunteers can choose from 1 week to 24 weeks ( long term discounts are available).  Prices include airport pickup, Airport Drop off, accommodation, FREE surf lessons, use of equipment and a brief Orientation.  They exclude flights, travel insurance and visas.

2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks
$662 $825 $985 $1,145 $1,300 $1,460 $1,620 $1,785

Prices exclude the Registration Fee of $295 / £180 (a once off registration fee). This fee will be discounted to $250 / £150 as long as you pay us within 5 days from when you send us your registration form. A percentage of these fees are donated as charity towards the community.

What do your fees pay for?

  • Registration Fee – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. 
  • Volunteer Program Fee – Airport pick up/ Drop off, program supervision, Accommodation in a Lodge, Transport to and from the Project, Free Surf Lessons, Free use of Surfing Gear,  in-country administration costs and staff fees. 

What additional costs will you have?

The Volunteer must provide for the following:
  • Visa (you will get a 3 month visa on entry to South Africa free of Charge if you hold a : UK, USA, OR EUROPE PASSPORT), flights, Travel insurance 
  • All volunteers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure
  • Mobile phone / internet charges/ there are some restaurants that offer free internet at the beach front. A variety of mobile network carriers provide good coverage for both mobile phones as well as internet facilities. Wattsapp and BBM does work in South Africa – you can message overseas with this service if you hold an android / blackberry phone.  It is normally more cost effective to locally purchase pay-as-you-go air-time and data bundles compared to roaming options. However you could put your roam on for text messages to over-seas if you wish too.
  • Spending money for essentials, souvenirs, etc.

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