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Master’s student & volunteer – Lisa’s placement was a clear ‘win-win’

Master’s student & volunteer – Lisa’s placement was a clear ‘win-win’

people and places has facilitated several such placements – Master’s students who need ‘in situ’ experience to complete their research & assignments. The key for us is that such placements will also be of benefit to the communities / projects where volunteers such as Lisa are placed … Lisa’s report shows how this can work, and what we mean about this being a ‘win-win’ volunteer placement. Lisa worked in Port Elizabeth (PE) with our local partners at Calabash in one…

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a great volunteer story from South Africa

a great volunteer story from South Africa

Finnish volunteer, Roosa, is a professional in the art of graphic design. She worked for 6 weeks with the  ‘media team’ in Hazyview Digital Learning Campus – and my goodness, her work was hugely appreciated! “Even with years and years of experience in graphic design, when you ask Roosa if she will be able to help in that field she always replies saying: ‘I will try.’ And then delivers a masterpiece.”              

NEW local partner, NEW project, NEW volunteers

NEW local partner, NEW project, NEW volunteers

It’s so exciting: a new local partner and project near Kruger National Park … about to welcome NEW volunteers! The latest addition to our programme is about to welcome their very first ‘people and places’ volunteers. Ray and Catriona recently took early retirement from full-time work in training and mentoring, as well as business and hospitality management … so, what better match for their placements than in the amazing Hazyview Learning Centre in South Africa? Needless to say, Ray and…

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South Africa: 2 community projects & 1 great volunteer story

South Africa: 2 community projects & 1 great volunteer story

Gosh – where to begin ? Best to let Sonia tell you something of her six months in the townships of Port Elizabeth, where her work involved counselling in both Emmanuel Advice and Care Centre and in Emafini School, which is one of a cluster of township schools supported through the education development programme. So, in her own words, here are some extracts from Sonia’s blog and volunteer report.