All Out Africa
Apart from the normal struggles of living with a disability, social stigma and discrimination surrounding disabilities mean that People With Disabilities (PWD) face even
All Out Africa offers a volunteering program in Cape Town, South Africa, that aims to support people with disabilities. Apart from the normal struggles of living with a disability,...
Education is one of the key needs of children and is their doorway to a bright future. In South Africa, all children have to go to school, because it is seen as a basic human...
All Out Africa's Cape Town Wildlife Care and Community Education program involves volunteering to support the care and conservation of rare birds, primates, and other mammals....
Submitted by Kate Ratcliffe - United Kingdom | July 13, 2016
I am on the flight home after an unforgettable 4 weeks! I have made incredible memories, which I will treasure for a lifetime, making great friends along the way. After meeting my group at the airport we made our way to Ezulwini, Swaziland, where we were greeted with a warm welcome by Lidwala Lodge staff and other volunteers. Our adventure began on a safari in Kruger where we were lucky to spot the ‘Big 5’ on our first drive. My favourite sightings were being parked in the middle of a herd of 40 elephants and also a sighting of 2 male lions 2 metres from the truck! The following 2 weeks consisted of our volunteer placements; playing, feeding and teaching 3-6 year old children at local NCPs. I was fortunate to visit every NCP, so met hundreds of children, all of whom greeted me with hugs and smiles! For our final week we headed to Tofo Beach, Mozambique, with 27 degrees it was pure paradise with our lodge directly on the beach. From kayaking to swimming with dolphins to sunbathing, it was the perfect week to end on. I have absolutely loved learning about the culture and language, while experiencing a different way of life to mine in the UK. I am truly sad to leave and wish to continue my support with the charity. I want to thank everyone at All Out Africa and Lidwala Lodge for an amazing adventure!
Kate Ratcliffe, UK, 18 years old.
Program: Kruger to Coast Volunteer Expedition
An experience for life
Submitted by Michelle - Zeist Netherlands | May 10, 2016
My experience with Kruger to Cape was very good. I didn't had that much expectations, so I was open in my new adventure. The staff was very friendly, helpful and lovely. It was a great mix between travelling and volunteering. When you want to do something, the staff was there to help you. I loved to work with the children in my NCP and to do something good. Mozambique was definitely a highlight in my journey, which I never forget. I really recommend this adventure. If you want to do something more than only travelling, but also want to experience Africa, then you really should choose Kruger to Cape Town.
Volunteering at Ezulwini NCP
Submitted by Fien - Avans Hogeschool | March 14, 2016
We were volunteering at an NCP, which is a Neighbourhood Care Point, in Ezulwini in Swaziland.
The NCP was a little classroom with a big playground, a kitchen and a storage room. There were 36 kids at our NCP, aged from 3 to 6. Every day we started by saying hi to everyone and learning the days of the week, the months of the year, the numbers, the colours and the shapes. Sometimes we would also do the alphabet. Almost every day we made some work for the children. Mostly it was letters or numbers. They had to trace the dots and write the letters properly. There were some children who found it very difficult to do, and we tried to help them as much as we could. Sometimes it was difficult to help the children because a lot of them don't speak English very well, and some of them don't understand anything you say. Fortunately we had a very nice teacher, teacher Gugu, she was always very helpful and she loves the children very much. After finishing their work, the children had to wash their hands and eat breakfast. After breakfast it was story time, which was always nice. We would read the story in English and then teacher Gugu would translate the story in to SiSwati. After the story reading, sometimes we sang songs. And after singing the songs we were finished and it was play time for the kids. This was a normal day at our NCP, but some days were more fun then others. When it was raining there were almost no kids, and when it was sunny there were a lot of kids so it was very busy. But every day did have its highlights. I really enjoyed my stay here and I now love the kids in Ezulwini. It was one of my best experiences and I am so glad I signed up for this program.
Program: Kruger to Coast Volunteer Expedition
Submitted by Yass - Mont Kiara International School | March 03, 2016
Overall, the program has been an amazing experience. I have met several people of different backgrounds that worked together in unity in the weeks we spend in Swaziland. The people in Swaziland are very friendly and open people that allowed us to have a peak in their daily lives and to collaborate together to achieve the goals set for the community. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in Africa and its culture and who is looking for adventure in their lives.
Submitted by Friedel - Hamburg | March 03, 2016
It was a very nice experience to be connected to new cultures and people. Swaziland is a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. There was a nice sense of unity among the group. The volunteer work was eye opening, and the variety of trips were simply amazing. I would definitely want to experience such a program again and recommend it to others who are interested in different cultures.