Overview

Country: South Africa
Location: Hoedspruit
Dates: October/November 2017 or February/March 2018
Project Length: Two Weeks
Application Deadline: OPEN
Project ID: 1809/1809v 

ABOUT THE PARTNER PROJECT

This NGO’s mission is to grow resilient communities through the focus on holistic, and interlinked projects that are provide long term sustainable grassroot solutions to the dual problems of poverty and poaching. They believe that through Tourism, Education, Conservation, Sustainable Farming and Economic Empowerment they can make a real difference in the lives of their community.   

Working with the most vulnerable in this rural South African community, this NGO runs multipleprograms to support its goals of fighting poaching through fighting poverty, encouraging young people to become wildlife guardians, and helping them to develop the necessary skills to enable sustainable livelihoods resulting in more resilient communities.  They work at the grassroots level primarily at schools, community hubs and through field visits.

PROJECT DETAILS

The Project will take place in rural South Africa, five hours from Johannesburg. The volunteer remains in one main area but will visit up to 15 project sites that include schools, community hubs, social enterprise sites, and field visits. The material will be used to promote and create awareness of this NGO’s education, conservation and economic empowerment efforts in this community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
  • Proficient in photography and/or videography
  • Good level of physical fitness as there will be periods of long walking
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient

 Desirable

  • Experience in overseas development
  • Experience travelling abroad in developing nations

 

 

 

PROGRAM FEE

$ 1, 780 USD

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