SOUTH AFRICA: Share your love of Drama, Music and Dance in Knysna!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Knysna
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Work with children from very poor townships, giving them exposure to cultural activities and enabling their creativity to shine through.


Some of things you could do include:

►Helping the local school children to put on a small-scale productions, in Drama, Dance and/or Music
►Devising and performing educational pieces of theatre (on issues such as bullying)
►Giving Dance lessons and Music lessons
►Organising and putting on drama workshops
►Helping out with conversational English classes.



People from all backgrounds can participate in drama, developing essential skills by learning to express themselves and gain self -confidence. Theatre can be aimed at children to educate and inform or simply to entertain.

It's difficult to be specific about what you can do with your classes on this project, because it's informal and wide-ranging. Previous volunteers have started drama clubs after school and have produced numerous plays that were performed for students and parents. They have coached the children who were then encouraged to give musical performances ranging from pop and dance to actual musical productions.

Some volunteers have used the medium of drama to help children address some sensitive issues, like bullying, alcohol abuse, and more. Some classes are given over to energising exercises and cheerful singing. The possibilities are endles, but you could assist with the following:

► Organising and putting on drama workshops in various local schools.
► Organising an after-school drama club (and possibly even during lunch break) or drama sessions during school-time for pupils.
► Helping the local school children to put on a small-scale productions so that they can all been involved in some aspect of it.
► Devising and performing educational pieces of theatre (on issues such as bullying) for the school children.
► Alongside the drama, you could also help out with conversational English classes.



"We're having a great time ... we teach 'Arts and Culture' which is a combination of drama, the arts and telling the students all about England (education, politics, marriage, laws, health problems and other social issues). Today we took the class outside to do some energising warm-ups and we have spent several lessons discussing the idea of a School Performance (variety show in which they can showcase their talents - whether it be hip-hop dancing, Kwaito singing, comedy sketches or Rapping). It's really a great placement and the teachers are so keen to show us around the area. Knynsa itself is the most beautiful place, I'd move here tomorrow if I found the right paid job!" Caroline Menzies



► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into the different cultures of South Africa.
► New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them
► And maybe best of all ... an unforgettable experience!



If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round, subject to school holidays - you choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £945 for 1 week, then £250 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 16. No qualifications or experience required, just lots of enthusiasm and a love of children. And an active imagination!

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