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Early Childhood Development in South Africa

Gain practical experience in the early childhood development field, while being based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

Durations:  1 - 12 weeks

Program information

This program is ideal for participants studying a related degree or qualification, as it provides an opportunity to applying practical experience to the theoretical knowledge gained in the lecture hall. Assist with teaching classes, coordinating extracurricular games and activities, and help young students develop to their full potential. Schools in this particular community require as much assistance as possible, as they are often overcrowded and under-resourced. You will directly assist in foundation building and setting learners up for the remaining years of their education.

undefined 30 June 2022
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Program overview

Working with children while they are in the early developmental stage provides them with a foundation to excel later in life, and gives them an opportunity to succeed that they may not have had otherwise. Utilise your theoretical learnings to implement specific foundational perspectives, including teaching concepts such as number sense, number concept, number development, spatial orientation and spatial insight, among others. Educational support is one of the few things that can make a vast difference in the lives of these children and your work on this program with allow you to make a direct contribution to their lives and futures. By volunteering on this program, you will also get right to the heart of the needs of the community and work in collaboration with them to help realise help young educational and sustainability goals.


  • Implementing theoretical learning in a practical environment
  • Making a direct impact on learners right at the beginning of their educational development
  • Growing your capacity as a global citizen, while participating with other volunteers from all over the world
  • Meeting inspirational people, making lifelong friends and falling in love with South African culture

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GVI Africa, South Africa, Cape Town
Volunteer with Children

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COVID-19 flexibility. If COVID-19 prevents you from travelling, change your location and dates free of charge.