Greater Cape Township Community Projects
About Greater Cape Township Community Projects Project
The Greater Cape Township Projects are based in the Somerset West and Strand areas.
All of the Township Projects aim at the development of some, if not all of the following:
- 1) Crèche support: Staff shortages, unhygienic facilities, a lack of play areas and the mixture of toddlers and babies can make it hard to follow a specific programme and find stimulating activities. WTSA provides support, guidance, training and volunteers to the crèches, with volunteers providing crèche support for activities such as playtime, music, art, stories and games.
- 2) Computer Literacy: Educating children about IT and teaching them basic computer skills.
- 3) Sport Activities: Through participation in a variety of sporting activities – such as athletics, basketball, football, rugby and more – Pre-primary and Primary School learners are encouraged to express themselves and develop healthy and lasting relationships. This promotes a healthy and disciplined lifestyle and steers youngsters clear of harmful activities such as involvement in gangs, drugs and alcohol abuse.
- 4) Feeding Schemes: Relieving hunger, malnutrition and chronic diseases by providing low cost nutritious food to disadvantaged communities. This is done through a network of community kitchens and healthcare workshops.
- 5) Empowerment of Women: Empowering women to fight against rural issues affecting them every day, including poverty, low literacy rates, dependency, unequal rights and limited access to education.
Volunteers are accommodated in WTSA’s fully-furnished volunteer house or apartments in Somerset West, with all modern conveniences. The accommodation is located in upmarket, safe areas with complete security and within walking distance of the CBD, shops, pubs and restaurants.
What will you do?
Volunteers may be required to help where needed or where they have clear skills they can share with local communities. Activities may include:
- 1) Crèche Support: Volunteers assist crèche teachers with a prescribed routine consisting of playtime, music, art, stories and games. They might also have the opportunity to look after the babies at specific crèches when needed. From time to time volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in setting up a new crèche. This could include activities such as helping to train teachers, as well as preparing classrooms by cleaning the facilities, creating learning material and so on.
- 2) Computer Literacy and Teaching: Volunteers teach computer literacy and various computer programme skills to children during the afternoons. The help of volunteers is also regularly needed to meet the physical and human resource needs of various schools in the township. Volunteers are involved in teaching English, various life skills and different sporting activities to the children.
- 3) Sporting Activities: As an optional activity volunteers can assist with sport in the afternoon from 16h30 to 17h30 (after hours).
- 4) Office Administration: Some assistance with administrative tasks might be required to aid the smooth running of the organisation.