Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Local Primary School

English (High Advanced)

This Catholic primary school caters to children ages 6-14 from disadvantaged communities (primarily Coloured and Black Communities). They strive to accommodate the needs of all learners and provide quality education based on a proud tradition of service. Participants in this role may help with after school care, assist students with homework, tutor students in subjects such as math and English, and serve as teaching assistants in classrooms. *This placement available to Study + Service-Learning Semester Combo students only.

School for Special Needs

English (Advanced)

Offering a mainstream curriculum for learners with physical disabilities, this school was founded in 1974 as a school for “differently abled” children in Xkosa-speaking communities of the Cape townships. Participants may assist in the following areas: administrative duties, coaching sports or leading other activities, supervising students during lunch and recreation times, classroom assistance and more depending on interests and skills. *This partner organization is only available for full-time, 8-week service learning students and is NOT available for summer programs.

South African Education Project

English (Advanced)

This non-profit organization empowers young people through tutoring, enrichment, and support. Its academic enrichment and personal development programs are for children, youth, and education providers. Based in one of Cape Town’s most under-resourced black townships, the organization has defined eight specific education programs for a variety of age groups. Participants’ responsibilities will vary based on the specific program for which they are accepted. *This partner organization is only available for full-time, 8-week service learning students.

Family Center for Victims of Abuse

English (Advanced)

The center provides essential services to women and children who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. They are working towards a future where all women are free and safe from violence. Participants may have opportunities to aid the organization in its efforts through administrative tasks, research, help manage finances, and help run workshops for children and women.

Youth Community Exchange Centers

English (Advanced)

These organizations drive social change in South Africa by enabling disadvantaged learners to lift each other out of poverty and into tertiary education or employment. Participants in these organizations may assist staff and tutors, many of whom are previous beneficiaries of the program themselves, in a variety of areas such as after school tutoring in Math and English, promotion through social media, fundraising, administrative tasks, and more.

School for Special Needs

English (Advanced)

Offering a mainstream curriculum for learners with physical disabilities, this school was founded in 1974 as a school for “differently abled” children in Xkosa-speaking communities of the Cape townships. Participants may assist in the following areas: administrative duties, coaching sports or leading other activities, supervising students during lunch and recreation times, classroom assistance and more depending on interests and skills. *This partner organization is only available for full-time, 8-week service learning students and is NOT available for summer programs.

Civil Rights Advocacy Campaign

English (Advanced)

This coalition aims to inform community members of their civil rights regarding access to information in order to allow for informed public participation. Depending on participants’ interests and skills, their responsibilities may include social media promotion, IT development and support, developing and maintaining a contact management system, research, documentation, and archiving for the organization, and more. *This organization only accepts full-time service-learning students and may request a Skype interview

Human Rights Advocacy Organization

English (Advanced)

This community-based, non-profit human rights organization is devoted to protecting and fighting for the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees, and immigrants in South Africa. The organization also works in the areas of LGBT+ advocacy and fighting xenophobia. Depending on skills and interests, participants may have opportunities to interview clients, research, assist with event management and fundraising efforts, and help with social media and marketing efforts through various platforms.