Students from the University of Georgia in the US have been helping Vision AfriKa learners with their homework and other school assignments for the last month as part of a course on community development.
The 28 students were undertaking the short course at the University of Stellenbosch and were assigned to Vision AfriKa as part of the experiential learning component of their studies. The aim was to gain a practical understanding of community initiatives during their four weeks of performing voluntary work, which ended in early June.
This is the third year that students from the University of Georgia have helped out at Vision AfriKa. They arrived each day at 2pm and spent two and a half hours assisting two different groups of learners – half of them supported the Grade 8 and 9s, while the rest worked with the children who attend Vision Afrika’s primary school age aftercare group.
As well as assisting with school work and revealing a new website called 10FastFingers.com to help learners improve their typing speeds, the foreign students also regularly played indoor games with the children to help everyone wind down a bit at the end of the day.