Ehrenamtliches Engagement in Westkap, Südafrika

Entdecken Sie Südafrika und Kultur durch ehrenamtliche Arbeit. Reisen Sie, ohne Tourist zu sein. Freiwilligenarbeit bietet die einzigartige Gelegenheit, einen Beitrag zu einer lokalen Gemeinschaft zu leisten und gleichzeitig ein tiefgreifendes kulturelles Verständnis zu gewinnen.
Für einige Freiwillige ist es auch die Chance, der Gemeinschaft etwas zurückzugeben oder den Menschen um sie herum einen Unterschied zu machen. Für andere bietet es die Möglichkeit, neue Fähigkeiten zu entwickeln oder auf vorhandenen Erfahrungen und Kenntnissen aufzubauen. Magister hilft beim freiwilligen Engagement in Kapstadt, Somerset oder Stellenbosch und hilft bei Projekten wie Tierrettung, Naturbeobachtung, Kinderprogrammen, Jugendentwicklung, Wildlife und Natur, Gemeindeentwicklung, Anti-Aids-Kampagnen und vielem mehr.
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The School was established by the Society for Autistic Children (now Autism Western Cape) Autism is a lifelong, neurological and developmental disability which affects patterns of development, NOT the ability to learn. Autism affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand language, play and socially interact with others. On entering the School, noise abounds, footsteps echo off high ceilings and stairwells; pots and pans clang and clatter in the kitchen; raised voices reverberate greetings and admonitions, songs and laughter, tears and tantrums. Among the 65 days students, who are predominantly boys between the ages of 5 and 18, most (85%) come from disadvantaged homes. What all have in common is autism. The spectrum is pretty wide. Some can read and count; others do not speak. Some have a ‘high functioning’ label, while others need help with basics, even the toilet. The School regularly hosts community outreach programmes where they offer support, counselling and education regarding Autism to increase awareness and community support.

Duties:

Volunteers will be involved in general health promotion at the school and will assist meal planning for learners and doing research on the influence of nutrition on autism and health related issues. They will also be able to set up a project of their own that learners can take ownership of, this could include a workshop on puberty, a health check assessment to ensure that children are developing normally, body and hygiene health awareness and related areas such as interventions on health issues such as obesity, sexual health, smoking, alcohol and long term conditions. Volunteers will work in conjunction with the various therapists at the school to attain a holistic approach.