Cape town Child Care and learn to Surf Project

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 founded by Mandy Weschta in 2007, Since then Many Surf schools have started teaching Surfing the the Less Privileged children.   We give the children encouragement by teaching them new skills and helping them. with their Home work before Surfing.  These children are from very poor backgrounds. We encourage the children and continue to introduce a good foundation into their lives We are teaching the children new skills such as: Surfing, Soccer, Literacy and Reading, Computer literacy and programming, African Drumming and Creative movement and Arts and Crafts, Ocean Conservation and Environmental Education.  Your help and assistance in running these Projects will be much appreciated. These projects run throughout the year (except from the 20th December - 15th January the surfing project is closed).
We welcome you as a volunteer to Pray with the children and read the bible to them.

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 transport to and from the project (Please budget $15 per week for this).

Volunteer Program fee - Learn to surf and teach the less privileged to surf (due 1 month before Arrival):

1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks
$450 $665 $825 $985 $1145 $1300 $1460 $1620 $1785 $1940
£340 £505 £625 £750 £870 £986 £1100 £1230 £1355 £1470
385 euro 565 euro 701 euro 840 euro 975 euro 1105 euro 1250 euro 1380 euro 1520 euro 1650 euro
610 AUD 880 AUD 1090 AUD 1230 AUD 1510 AUD 1715 AUD 1925 AUD 2135 AUD 2355 AUD 2560 AUD

Registration Fee: To reserve your place with us we require a registration fee of : $260 / £205.  This fee reserves your place with us and it does not expire. You will then have time to save up for the Project fee above (the Project fee is only payable 1 month before  arrival).

What do your fees pay for?

  • Registration Fee Above covers – Web-design Costs, Program marketing costs, administration costs, Volunteer in Sa fund, and communication costs with volunteers. 
  • Volunteer Program Fee above covers – Airport pick up/ Drop off, program supervision, Accommodation in a Stunning Volunteer house (Very safe and neat), 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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