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Township Community Center – Volunteering in South Africa

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
1 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • To learn, first hand, about local community challenges and about the work of Baphumelele
  • To form a connection with Baphumelele in order to raise awareness of this organization and the community they serve
  • Have fun!  Many travelers say volunteering is the highlight of their trip - we hope it is for you too!

Short Description

Baphumelele was founded in 1989 when Rosalia  Mashale (“Rosie”) began caring for children in the neighborhood. Baphumelele (pronounced: ba-poo-meh-leh-leh) is a Xhosa word meaning “you have progressed,” and indeed the organization itself has progressed from caring for a few children to providing services for the entire community. The programs at this community organization include a large daycare, preschool, kindergarten, orphanage, medical care program for children and adults, in-home hospice care, a bakery and soup kitchen, and two vocational training programs: a woodshop and a farm.

A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Trip Type Self-guided / Independent Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport NA
Start City Khayelitsha
End City Khayelitsha

Trip Includes

  • Meet Baphumelele representative and get acquainted with the organization
  • Volunteering
  • Lunch break (bring your won or you can buy lunch at Baphumelele's Bakery)
  • Afternoon volunteer activities

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Itinerary

Day 1:

9am – 10am: Meet your Baphumelele representative and get acquainted with the organization.

10 – 12 noon: Begin your volunteering activities 


12 noon – 1pm: Lunch break (Bring your own or you can buy lunch at Baphumelele’s Bakery)

1pm – 4pm: Spend the afternoon working on volunteering activities 


Volunteer activities at Baphumelele include: helping out in the preschool/kindergarten, helping to care for patients in the medical programs, cooking in the bakery and soup kitchen, assisting in the woodshop, or working in the garden at their nearby farm. 


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Township Community Center – Volunteering in South Africa

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I had a great time volunteering at Baphumelele with their day care center.

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The children were amazing and it was easy to get there and get involved. I would highly recommend checking them out if you have some time during your travels in Cape Town.
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A chance to get off the beaten tourist track in a meaningful way

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As a traveler, I seek depth more than breadth in my experiences abroad. I appreciate any opportunity to get off the beaten tourist track, and into the craft and customs of the locals where non­commercial cultural exchange can happen. Give A Day Global makes this readily possible in a safe and truly meaningful way for which I am grateful.
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Transformed our family vacation

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The Give-­A-­Day experience transformed our family vacation into something much more meaningful. We were able to see a different side of our host country while bonding as a family.
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I would recommend it to everyone!

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We volunteered on our Honeymoon in Costa Rica and I would recommend it to everyone! There is no better way to truly learn about a country and its people than to volunteer and give back to the community.
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Very special

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If you are seeking an opportunity to get to know the countries and communities you are visiting on a deeper level, definitely partake in Give a Day Global! The teams both at Give A Day Global and at FIMRC were exceptionally helpful and welcoming, leading to my very special volunteer experience in Costa Rica.
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Flights & Transport

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Cancellation Policy:

If your plans change, please give GADG as much notice as possible.

Additional Information:

  • Baphumelele is happy to customize your volunteering activities based on your skills and interests. If you have specific interests please let GADG know in advance of your trip! 

  • Note: In addition to many other programs, Baphumelele runs an orphanage/children’s home. However, to protect the orphans from getting emotionally attached to short­ term visitors,they request that Give A Day Global volunteers not work directly with the orphans. Please respect this request during your visit.

Trip ID#:

BaphumGiv

Trip Excludes

  • Transportation
  • Food and beverage

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