I will be volunteering in the small town of St Lucia in South Africa from the 22nd of July 2017 for two weeks.
There are not many educational facilities within the town of St Lucia and there could be as many as 100 children at a time attending the same classes. It can therefore be difficult for their teacher to track whether the children are falling behind or not grasping the topic. Having the chance to work with children in smaller groups makes a big difference to their education as I would be able to help to ensure that they understand English correctly and this will then help them to feel valued within their learning. Teaching English to primary school children will also help to give them a larger advantage in life as it is the most common spoken language and can help them to gain access to the rest of the world.
Other days within the project will involve conservation of the surrounding community. Some groups will be in charge of restoring school facilities to ensure that the children are able to be educated all year round. This is a luxury within St Lucia as many of their school buildings are not stable enough to withstand the weather from the winter months, meaning children miss out on vital education.
The Africa Unearthed project has recently started a programme that builds homes for families that are less fortunate, these families are selected by Induna, the local Prince. My participation in this project can make a great difference in many families as it ensures that they have a warm place to live as well as helping to improve their levels of hygiene.
I am extremely grateful to be a part of this amazing project and am heavily excited to contribute all of my hard work into helping those within St Lucia in whatever way it is needed. However all of this work cannot be achieved without the help of donations. If you are able to show your support with any donation however large or small this would be thoroughly appreciated.
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