KHAYA Volunteer Projects
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KHAYA Volunteer Projects Reviews
An unforgettable experience
Submitted by Emma Burkart - Germany | December 08, 2016
The people at Missionvale are really amazing. This experience helps you in your whole life. One thing that could be improved is that there could be some more nationalities, that would probably be more fun.
Program: Missionvale Care Center
Submitted by Fleur | November 30, 2016
Meeting all the friendly people was really the best experience that I've had. Besides this I also really enjoyed the special holiday program, however this was poorly planned. Literacy lessons were great, those women were amazing!
Things to improve would be a bit more clear information about the project before hand and longer working days as well.
I would definitely recommend this project to others because the people are really amazing.
Program: Izizwe Township Projects
Submitted by Annika | November 27, 2016
The best thing about this project was to have the contact with all the people and all the histories they told me. To see all the poorness and to deal with it was the biggest life lesson I've learned here. It really was a good experience!
Program: Door of Hope Orphanage
Helping in the clinic of Missionvale
Submitted by Anouk Mansveld - Universiteit Leiden | November 24, 2016
Missionvale Medical was exactly what I was looking for. Being able to choose where my help is needed most and help at different places. I am a medical student, with my expertise I could really help them and get some medical experience as well! Missionvale and the people they are amazing and you can really help them!
Program: Missionvale Medical
Vervet monkey madness
Submitted by Martijn - Haarlem Netherlands | October 22, 2016
What did I get myself into was my first thought after arriving at the project in Bela Bela, South Africa. I have always loved primates and searched for a long time to find the right program to me to assist in true conservation and have a chance to work with monkeys close up.
The eccentric German lady that runs the place, the interesting collection of all kinds of farm tools, vehicles and the basic volunteer accommodation were the things ai noticed first but as soon as I was taken around, heard the stories of some monkeys ending up here and seeing first hand that this project actually releases monkeys made my experience really worthwhile and gave me the sense I was part of something bigger.
This is not a zoo, nor sanctuary where animals live out their days, this is a conservation effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release vervet monkeys in the surrounding bushveld again.
The days started early, chopping fruits and veggies, helping in the nursery with all the babies, cleaning and feeding but living with these incredible creatures and even being responsible to take one to bed with me to feed and change nappies was a mindblowing experience!
Love the place and yes, you will be peed and pooped on but thats what monkeys do!
Program: Vervet Monkey Project