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Posted by on 14 July 2014

Two weeks ago Sjors & Sam Ruijters from the Netherlands arrived at Sithand’Izingane Care Project to start their 4 weeks volunteer-work holiday.  Both of them arrived on Sunday morning at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Because we don’t have our own accommodation at the project, the two volunteers spent their time at the Melville Backpackers. Melville is a student area in Johannesburg and is very lively and pleasant.

The volunteer trip is organised by our partner Sisiza-Ukusiza, the company in South Africa of our chairperson Maarten and Anke, also one of the board members, and is supported by our  Abantwane Belanga foundation.

The next 4 weeks Sjors and Sam are working in the kitchen, the garden and also the after Care program. Next to that we also travel to see Johannesburg and the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to spot the Big Five. Last Saturday we went to Hillbrow, for many people a so called No Go area in Jo’burg. But we have seen that these stories don’t mix with the reality.  The next few days Sjors and Sam will also work closely together with our fieldworkers during their work in the Kwathema township, and have a close look at the work they are doing.

Sjors en Sam are writing a Weblog, and will write their stories on a daily basis. You can read the weblog on:

People who want to know more about volunteer work in the Sithand’Izingane project can sent an @mail to: maarten@sisiza-ukusiza We will sent you the necessary information. Long term and short term internships; volunteerwork is possible.


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