YearBeyond Programme Applications Are Now Open!
We're looking for keen, compassionate matrics and recent graduates with great English and Maths marks to join the YearBeyond volunteer programme. In addition to the work you'll be doing to support learners in schools, as a volunteer you'll be building your personal profile and setting yourself up for success in the long term.
Looking for awesome youth! VOLUNTEER to help learners in schools with YearBeyond in 2021!
YearBeyond is calling on young people under 25 to give a year beyond their matric or tertiary studies to help expand the educational horizons of learners in township schools.
You'll be providing English literacy and numeracy support to primary schools, and English, maths and homework support to high schools.
What's in it for you?
- Gain valuable life and leadership skills
- Expand your social and economic networks
- Access bursary and work experience opportunities
- Acquire a leadership qualification
- Make a real contribution towards positive change in South Africa
The programme aims to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, inspire a culture of learning, stem school dropouts and improve matric results. It also aims to build bridges between communities and expand the horizons and skills of participants.
The programme provides volunteer tutors (aged 18 - 25) as peer educators after normal school hours. These volunteers offer literacy, numeracy and homework support.
The programme is run in selected schools providing literacy and numeracy academic support to grade 2 - 4 learners who are struggling. Volunteers assist in the classroom during the school day and run after school literacy and numeracy classes at the end of the formal school day.
NOTE: YearBeyond offers a small travel stipend to remunerate volunteers for transport costs incurred through their participation in the programme. Volunteers are NOT salaried employees and the stipend offered is not sufficient to support dependants. Volunteers do not receive any benefits that salaried employees receive.
In addition to the work you'll be doing to support learners in schools, as a volunteer you'll be building your personal profile and setting yourself up for success in the long term.
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