Activities At The Wildlife Orphanage In South Africa!

Activities At The Wildlife Orphanage In South Africa!

Posted by Connor Whelan on 16th Feb 2016

In South Africa we have some attention-grabbing projects such as The Great White Shark and The Great Lion Project but one that often slips under the radar is The Wildlife Orphanage. On this project you will play a vital role in the education of underprivileged children in South Africa and this means it is slightly different to our other projects. It focuses on inspiring and educating the children in South Africa about the importance of wildlife conservation and you will help to do so in a variety of ways. Let’s take a look!

Helping with the education of the children

Kids in South Africa

As you have probably already guessed, this will be one of the main activities at the project site. As well as educating the children about wildlife conservation you will be teaching them Maths, English and Biology amongst others. Now don’t worry if you’ve never taught before, this isn’t a problem because all you need is a friendly personality and willingness to give it your all!

Working with the animals resident at the orphanage

Animals in South Africa

One of the techniques used at the orphanage to engage the children is interaction with the animals. You will assist them in a variety of tasks such as maintaining and cleaning the animal cages and replenishing the food and water supplies. This is the best way to teach the children about why animal conservation is essential so it’s one of the most important things you’ll do at the orphanage.

Renovation, Building and Maintenance

As the orphanage is continually growing there is often the need for physical work from the volunteers, so when you are not teaching you will be helping out renovating the existing animal camps and cages as well as general construction and repairs!

Free Time

Free time in South Africa

The weekends are your time to rest and relax and take in the surrounding area. You will have free time and to make the most of it we can recommend visiting the famous Kruger National Park which is nearby. Every Saturday a trip is organised to the local town of Hoedspruit where you will have the chance to further soak up the local culture and of course shop!

If this sounds like something you are interested in then there is good news as the project is currently 20% off! If you want to find out a bit more about the project then click here to do so.


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