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|Name:||Sombamisana Community Development Programme|
|Brief description and main aims|
Sobambisana (meaning togetherness) is a NPO dedicated to support and develop the community. It was established in 1987 with the motto “Christianity in Action” Sobambisana aims to improve the quality of life in the community to develop the potential of the people they serve and to give them hope, dignity and self worth. They reach motto the most vulnerable groups in the community including children disabled and aged. They focus on aspects such as early childhood development old age care, family enrichment, training and education.
The 5 main projects are:
Volunteer Programme Assistant:
|Volunteer requirements / Skills|
Crossroads, Cape Town.
Sobambisana has a compound of buildings, in various states of disrepair and is situated in Crossroads one of the poorest areas in Cape Town. The township with its sprawling informal settlement is home to some 200 000 Xhosa people. It is plagued by unemployment, neglect, poor health conditions, crime and substance abuse. The community has a desperate need for care, upliftment, development and education.
|Hosting Situation (Board & Lodging)|
HOST FAMILY – in a surrounding area. The volunteer will be required to use public transport (bus or mini-bus taxi) to work placement.
Volunteers will be placed in 2 projects sharing their time equally. Should the need arise there will be opportunity to be involved in other projects as well. There is a Programme Manager with a volunteer coordinator who oversees the volunteer program.
Admin Office at 8am to 4pm
Educare centres 7.30am to 4pm
After care centres 2.30pm to 5pm
Senior Centre 8am to 3pm Mondays Thursdays and Fridays
THIS PLACEMENT WILL SUIT A VOLUNTEER WHO IS COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
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