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Weʼre raising £1,500 to support my volunteering in Port Elizabeth, South Africa - teaching in township schools

Sheffield, UK
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Hi all,

I am sure most of you already know that I have been lucky enough to visit South Africa three times already, twice with Mellon Educate (a wonderful charity!) and once through my university course, where I taught for five weeks in Port Elizabeth. Three times is not enough! So I am taking on another five weeks of teaching during the summer months. I have been so inspired by the people I have met during my other trips as well as the children who I have taught that I can't stay away.

The organisation I am travelling with this summer is called Camp South Africa who organise volunteering trips for young people who want to help make a difference in the lives of others.I will be mostly teaching English, but have a chance to do some sports coaching if I want. We will be going to two different schools throughout the weeks, supporting children who may be falling behind, children who need an extra push to achieve their best as well as teaching whole class lessons! Having done this previously I know how much of a challenge this can be due to the differences in the education systems, but I cannot wait to take this on again.

I have partially funded my trip myself. I know that I will be making a huge difference in changing the lives and education opportunities of some of the world's poorest children and this is why I am asking for support to help me, help others! When you see the smiles on all the happy faces that you help, every penny is worth it.

I am joining Camp South Africa on my own which is both scary and exciting but I'm sure I will meet some amazing new people. I wanted to have this wonderful opportunity before taking on a teaching job in the UK.

I appreciate any help you can give!

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    • Anonymous


      May 27, 2018

      Good luck in your new teaching project in S Africa keep up your good work.

    • mark lindop

      mark lindop

      May 13, 2018

      All the best from Mark and Claudia ! X


    • Nora OLoughlin

      Nora OLoughlin

      May 13, 2018

      Hi Saoirse,It’s great you are going back to S Africa & I know you’ll make a real impact on the children you teach. Best of luck Nora & Sue xx


    • Will Morrison

      Will Morrison

      May 2, 2018

      All the best of luck! x


    • Patrick Cotter

      Patrick Cotter

      Apr 22, 2018

      Good on you Saoirse for making a meaningful positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate than you yet again. What a great family of volunteers you are! Take a bow!


    • Mary


      Apr 22, 2018

      Hi Saoirse delighted to see you are going back to teach in Port Elizabeth - well done and hope you have another great and rewarding experience.

    • John McGrath

      John McGrath

      Apr 22, 2018

      Good luck Saoirse. Plenty of good experience for your early teaching career. Great opportunity for you. Enjoy😃


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