VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIP
This program provides volunteers with work placements in Community Projects Small Scale Industries Public Institutions Non-governmental organisation (NGO) in South Africa, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Senegal, Mali, Botswana, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Swaziland.
This program provides students or non-students, professionals and non-professionals with hands-on-experience and helps them to see and understand more about different culture in Africa. Most often the participants are placed with host family. There is an option for individual dwelling.
STAE-SA has very strong partnership arrangements with institutions in South Africa and other African countries in a wide range of fields.
This is an opportunity to expose yourself to Africa type of media work and to get more insight about journalism in genera. For further studies or for work promotion or just for fun! You are at the right place.
What a great privilege would it be to have your voice heard handling programs on the radio live! The opportunity is right here in STAE-SA’s Media Program
Our media program exposes you to investigative journalism work in Africa. STAE-SA media program supports and promote on the job training and it aimed at current or future media professionals.
Interns get the opportunity to work with newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Not only does the program expose interns to the unique nature of media work in Africa, it also gives you an opportunity to gain more experience in programming, production, recording, research, reporting, and much more.
Meeting and talking to friendly people including celebrities in Africa makes you feel really at home and have lots of fun. Interns will be scheduled for all the departments at the radio station to enable you have a feel of what happens in these departments.
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Journalism, reporting, researching, designing, production, layout, photography, administration and marketing.
This is an opportunity to work with orphans in an orphanage.
This is the time to give back to the orphans in Africa, meet the people and see the beautiful country. Activities at the orphanage vary. It is very interesting program and having lots of orphans all around you, touching and holding you, just to express their gratitude of having you with them is really heart-warming. Your presence really let them know that they are loved. To be able to work and have fun with these lovely children, you must really like children and understand the situation of these little poor orphans. Sure you can! From the first day you arrive on the program till you leave back home, we will always be there for you. Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the kids are very lovely and kind to work with.
The program provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with children of ages between months old to 17 years. The total number of the kids at the orphanage is 30 to 50. The orphanage really needs help.
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES: Teaching the orphans Basic English language, maths, helping the orphans with their homework, games, music and administration work in the orphanage.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Helping with the cleaning of the orphanage, helping in the kitchen, helping in organizing trips for the orphans, renovation work in the orphanage and fund raising activities.
THE AIMS OF THE ORPHANAGE PROJECT ARE: (1) to connect volunteers to the orphanages. (2) Help volunteers to give back to the community (3) to provide the orphanage with their needs (4) to help in the education of the orphans (5) to provide food and shelter for the orphans. (6) To bring lots of smile on the faces of the orphans (7) to make a great difference in the lives of the orphans.
This is a program design for both the interns and the volunteers, where program participants are much involved in the hospital activities. This is hand-on experience program. From the first day of your arrival at the hospital till your program ends, it’s always great and with new experience handling tasks on your own or with a mentor assigned to you. The program allows to have direct contact with patients and work closely with the medical doctor in charge. The hospitals are in need of volunteers and interns. There are lot to do in this hospitals. This is an opportunity where not only do you give help in the hospital, you also learn a lot about hospital work in Africa.
Are you a medical student? Are you planning to further your education in the medical school, or do you just want to have a feel of hospital work? You are at right place. This is the program for you. There work for everyone at the hospitals. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.
THE ACTIVITY IN THE HOSPITAL VARIES. Generally, you will be scheduled to work in the out patients department, female wards, male wards, labour wards, children wards, surgical wards and operation theatre.
You will also be scheduled to help in the pharmacy and in the laboratory where the needs arise.
Our health program also include HIV/AIDS program as well outreach program in the villages.
Our teach in schools program is for everyone. Everyone can join this program. You don’t have to be a professional teacher to join our teaching in Africa program. The schools are really in need of volunteers and interns.
The program gives you an opportunity to give back to the community, get yourself immersed in to the culture of the people and have lots of fun with the kids at the school. The program is in both rural and urban communities.
Join us to put a smile on the faces of these lovely children. You can also help by donating books, funds for furniture, funds for fixing the floors, fixing windows and doors of the schools.
ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Teaching basic maths and English language, Science subjects, music, arts, sports and administration work.
COACHING – FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL
STAESA physical training program is designed to include students, trainers, retired footballers, physiotherapist and one with OR without coaching skills. Participants will be working with local sports teams (Athletics teams, local football teams, local basket team, and volley ball team) in the communities. The program is also extended to schools and orphanages.
This program aimed at strengthening physical training programs in schools/orphanages/communities, taking kids from the streets, showcasing the talents of children in the communities, organizing football games to support campaign against drug abuse, child abuse, women abuse, child trafficking. Strengthen and developing programs to bring the orphanages in the communities together in sports activities.
The orphanages are side lined when it comes to sports programs. STAE-SA will like to bring the kids in the orphanages into limelight. The program will also be used as a hub of sports men and women where the national sports council can tap for qualify sports men and women.
STAE-SA the initiators of this project is aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse, trafficking and neglect involving children in the communities and their surrounding villages.
STAE-SA felt the need to use this program to provide services to such communities, which would help decrease or alleviate the strain on social services as well as on the victims and their families.
The program also gives you an opportunity to create your own activities to get the kids in the community involve. The program is organized to give you a choice to work with kids in either in the schools or in the orphanage or in the communities.
WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
STAESA Youth/women project has over the years support both the unemployed youth and women to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the youth and women physically, spiritually and economically to enable them to break the cycle of poverty.
Life is really hard in these communities and women and youth are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the members of the community to afford good meals a day and live a good life.
On the program, you will be working with an existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you to create a new poverty alleviation project.
The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing training including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, networking program, HIV/AIDS public educational program.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: research work, fund raising activities, motivational talks, developing economic and social programs.
PLACEMENT SITES – Rural and urban communities.
DURATION: 1 week to 1 year. More than a year program can also be arranged.
ACCOMMODATION – host family and independent accommodation.
DISTANCE FROM HOST FAMILY – Very close to the host family.
WORKING HOURS – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Monday to Friday.
COMMENCE DATE – All year round program
Fess: from 225 USD
THE FEE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1) Airport pick up (2) host family – food and accommodation (3) Orientation and supervision (4) Program search.
OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE! Discounts, safety, culture immersion program, community support program, First night accommodation at the guest house where the program participants arrive late.
Participants are responsible for the following expenses and they are not part of the program fees. Flight ticket, Insurance, Internal traveling, Visa fee, Visiting other neighbouring countries during the program.
TRANSPORTATION: Participants travel to work by public transportation
PROGRAMS: We have all year round programs.
Please visit our website at http://www.stae-sa.com for more information regarding our women development program, youth development program, teaching in schools program, hospital program, media program, construction program, coaching program, social program and orphanage program.
There is a discount for long term programs. You can also contact us for other discounts.
We work in 15 countries in Africa. http://www.stae-sa.com our programs are strategically put together to be most affordable to everyone including you.
Now you have stae-sa near you. Email us and we will send you contact address of the office near you. UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Mexico, France, Belgium, Germany, and New Zealand.
List of contact information of all our past and present volunteers/ Interns will also be sent to you.
This is the program for everyone. Families, Groups, Students, non-students, volunteers and interns.
PLEASE NOTE: Experience: No previous experience or skill is needed. You must be 16 and above, loving, caring, passionate, understanding, ready to share, ready to travel, open-minded, flexible, and have a sense of humour
How To Apply
Once Students Travel And Exposure South Africa (STAESA) receives your email, we will reply to your questions. We then refer you to our website http://www.stae-sa.com for the application form or we will email the application form to you.
Complete the application form and email it to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Step 3 let us know your area of interest after you got our application form and we will send you full details of the program
Step 4 Please allow us few days (less than a week) to process your application, match your interest, and come up with the details of your project.
Once you get confirmation of your project(s), your host family accommodation and food, and local contact addresses, you should start preparing for travel and obtain all necessary documents (passport, visa) and immunization
Please kindly email us your itinerary as soon as your ticket is bought.
FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION INCLUDING:
(1) Accommodation (2) host family (3) application form (4) total program fees (5) other benefit (6) contact information of our past and present program participant
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PLEASE NOTE: Experience: No previous experience or skill is needed. You must be 16 and above, loving, caring, passionate, understanding, ready to share, ready to travel, open-minded, flexible, and have a sense of humour.