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Young volunteers from Canada, Kenya and South Africa

Young volunteers from Canada, Kenya and South AfricaBridging the cultural divide in Khayelitsha 

A group of energetic and dynamic volunteers from Kenya, Canada and SA are being hosted in Khayelitsha while volunteering at various organizations.

Youth Exchange Programmes

The Volunteer Centre in Partnership with AJUDE and Canada World Youth are hosting 3 youth exchange programmes for youth volunteers between the ages of 18-24 yrs.If you would like to read more about the programme. Click here

Intercultural Women Youth Exchange Program

The Volunteer Centre in partnership with Canada World Youth has sent off South African and Kenyan youth to participate on an All Women Intercultural Youth Exchange program between Calgary, Canada and Khayelitsha, South Africa. 

Intercultural Youth Exchange team returns from Mozambique to arrive in Mitchell's Plain

In July 2008, the Volunteer Centre was proud to send off South African youth to participate in an Intercultural Youth Exchange program in Mozambique. When they arrived in Mozambique, they teamed up with their Mozambican team members. They then began a wonderful journey of living and volunteering in Inhambane, Mozambique

Youth volunteers talk about what they’ve learned through volunteering…

Heather Jane September Lauren Cape-Davenhill
We are Heather Jane September & Lauren Cape-Davenhill and we volunteered at the NSPCC (National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) which is a charity that works very closely with children. Our duties included assisting with the crèche, assisting with support groups and assisting with neighbouring primary school's anti-bullying campaign through working with children in the playground.

Statistics: 5 Youth Exchange Programmes

31 ACELP Participants – Youth Volunteers Recruited by Volunteer Centre
Ferhard Fredericks; Shaun Daniels; Gaynor De Vos; Ntombizanele Ndeya; Vuyokazi Mayekiso; Delmaine Pienaar; Gadija Sait; Roberto Mathuys; Phumza Ludidi; Portia Magcayi; Ian Pedro; Siphokazi Mbem; Christine Stimela; Judith Hendricks; Vuyisani Ruxwana; Yanga Mbelu; Xolani Tiny Rawu; Temille Morton; Rodney Vockerodt; Thulani Ndlela; Xolisa Mdini; Klaas Monatisi; Nosipho Buba; Siswe Nguqe; Jill Williams; Zolani Ndongeni; Thembisani Ndabini; Loyiso Damoyi; Asanda Gonya; Claude Appollis; Zimkitha Mbula.

North-South Exchange Programmes: ACELP (Africa-Canada Eco-Leadership Programme)

MOSACA (Trilateral exchange of Mozambique, South Africa, Canada)

Volunteer Centre sent 6 youth to participate in a 6 month exchange program between Camrose Alberta, Canada and Manhica, Mocambique. They met their 6 Mozambican team members; and were connected with their Mozambican Project Supervisor, Marciana Magalues;  Laura Roberts the Canadian Project Supervisor and their 6 Canadian counterparts.  The Southern African phase was in Manhica, Mozambique.

Global Xchange: Theme “ HIV/AIDS and Youth Leadership”

Our partnership with (VSO) Volunteer Services Overseas opened the door to yet another exciting youth exchange program. This partnership saw Volunteer Centre as in implementing partner together with VSO and British Council. The programme included hosting a 6 months youth exchange program between Ezibileni, Queenstown South Africa and the Selby, York UK, from October 2006 – March 2007. Programme Objective: the building of mutual respect and understanding between young people and to encouraging them to become active citizens in an increasingly global world.

South-South 2: Theme “Eco-Leadership and Environmental Sustainability”

Having extracted the learnings of the Pilot programme – the theme remained unchanged, as well as the host community in Mozambique. The South African host community selected, added a new dimension to the work of the Volunteer Centre. We saw the great opportunity in Ezibileni, Queenstown as the South African host community.

South-South 1: Theme: “Eco-Leadership and Environmental Sustainability”

Our pilot program took place between April – July 2006. The youth were lead/ facilitated by our Thandeka Mmusi and Euphrasia Jorge from AJUDE. Both were previous participants of exchange programmes with Canada.

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