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Izizwe Township Projects

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Day to Day Life

    7

One love

Being with the kids in the township and to see that a child needs love and fun. Enjoyed my stay in Port Elizabeth and would really like to experience this again. The children were really happy with me being around and i felt like i made a difference.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Good living, good friends, good time = best happiness

To give kids an awesome time having fun, playing around and see smaller and bigger improvements for the township community. my time in South Africa was really special with all the great people that i have met and i also made so many new life long friends.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Good

I really had a great time in South Africa. i enjoyed spending time with the kids, had plenty of fun with the other volunteers and the volunteer house. Met amazing people and new friends. It was an amazing experience.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    7

Love, joy, happiness

Working with the children in the township! Holiday program was also a great experience, because we saw how much they enjoyed it. It was an awesome experience meeting new people and making new friends.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Amazing experience that I never forget

Discover the country and the culture. Travelling over weekends was great. It is really cool to be apart of the life that people live in. Meeting new people and making new friends was really an awesome experience and would do it again.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Amazing, exciting and impressive

I learned alot about the culture in the township. It was special to experience their lifestyle from this close and it was amazing to work with the Izizwe team to help to improve the situation where the people live in. South Africa is an amazing and beautiful country. I am grateful that i had the opportunity to come here.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Eye opening and fulfilling

The Adult and child literacy was a great experience. It was eye opening to see how much education is needed and wanted for people of all ages. Was amazing to be able to help them even though it was only for a short while.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

An amazing and impressive journey

I have learned a lot from the African dance style of Florence. I felt really welcome by everyone. I felt safe and all those people made me feel really happy. If i could have stayed longer i would but even though it was a short time i really had fun.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Heart warming and eye opening

Meeting the children and adults in the township and seeing how the work being done is helping them first hand. I enjoyed my stay and wish i could have stayed for longer. Even though it was short it was still very worth it.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

Development aid in education for locals in PE, South Africa

There was no one experience which was the best but overall the entire experience was amazing. Working with the adults, children and the locals was really cool. Living in the multicultural house was also great with lots of different and nice people.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Being the change

Spending time with the kiddies and community members. Being able to enjoy the beach and the company at the house. Making a difference to a community in need. i would have enjoyed to spend more time volunteering.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Many languages - common goal

I enjoyed the garden day and taking the kids to the park. It was fun to meet so many new people from so many countries and stay in the same house with them. I would really have loved to spend more time volunteering with the children.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    7

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Special time in PE

Meeting so much new people was really a joy but also seeing how people live in the township and how happy the children are when they see you. it was an amazing experience and would have really loved to spend more time with the kids in the township.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

Perspective-giving experience

I enjoyed the everyday interaction with the locals and being able to make an impact in the lives of others. i enjoyed my stay at the volunteer house with so many new people to meet and spend time with. It was an awesome experience.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    7

Dancing and Izizwe

I really enjoyed my stay in Port Elizabeth South Africa. The people at the volunteer house were friendly and we had fun together. Being apart of the dance group and performing with them was a great experience and i really enjoyed it.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Best two weeks ever

Working with the kids during the Izizwe Holiday Program was incredible. It felt so important to be apart of such an essential program to help educate and better the lives of others. It was an incredible experience and i would definitely do it again.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

2 Weeks of bliss

Helping at the holiday program was a great experience and i enjoyed every moment of it. My time spent at the project has taught me a lot about the community and its culture. The kids were absolutely amazing and they loved us.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    5

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Life changing

Helping all the children during the holiday program was so rewarding to see them all have such a good time. I really enjoyed my stay especially meeting all the other volunteers and spending time with them as we are all here for the same purpose.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

An amazing experience

It is the best way of experiencing a new culture, learning and helping at the same time. Working with the kids and the literature program was especially rewarding to me. i enjoyed my stay here and it definitely was a life changing experience.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Out of the box vacation

Everything was great, the kids were the best, the people the culture. i loved every moment of it. Its an amazing experience get to know a few people from different countries and learn how important it is to give help to people.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

Two weeks to help

I loved engaging myself into the township via interacting with the children, adults and even volunteers. I had wish i came during a school term to help more with academics, but i still felt my experience was special.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Volunteer Placement

    8

Out of my comfort zone but the best time of my life

Meeting new people around the world and becoming new friends with the locals. I really enjoyed my stay in South Africa and even though it was for 6 months i still feel that it was a short time as time has flown so fast. I enjoyed my experience and really see life from a different perspective.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    5

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    5

I loved being a volunteer

The best experience was to spend time with the small children, they are so lovely and sweet. I really felt loved by the small children. Its amazing. I would come back again but next time for much longer.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Volunteer Placement

    7

Living abroad

Meeting all the nice people and exploring this country has really been beneficial to me. Not only did i love working with the kids but i was also able to see the city and understand its people and the culture. i really enjoyed it and would do it again.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Community Engagement

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    8

Memorable experience

Going to the township and seeing the children so happy has really been good experience for me. I would come again but next would spend more time at the project. being able to to make a difference in the children's lives has been good for me.