|Verein:||AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.|
|Projekt:||Assistent im Waisenheim|
|Laufzeit:||ab April 2010 - 12 Monate|
|Sprache im Projekt:||keine Angaben|
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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.
• 18-28 years.
• Knowledgment of English.
• Good people skills.
• Good comunication skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Cultural senstivity to diversity and religion.
• Empathy and compassion.
• Desire to work with children.
The OrganizationOn 4 September 1902, Reverend Abraham Kriel took 7 orphaned children in a single corrugated iron building. A year later, the Langlaagte Children’s Home had become a safe haven for 245 children housed in ten buildings and cared for by 16 staff members.
The reverend's actions came in response to the need for a facility to care for hundreds of hungry and neglected children that arose in the late 1800s – victims of a booming, yet unruly mining town. In 1896, worse was to come. The Anglo-Boer War played havoc with society structures and, by the end of the war, it was clear that a main focus would have to be caring for the 13 000 children orphaned in the carnage. After the reverend's death in 1928, the home was renamed after him and Reverend De Hendrik J de Vos took over until 1954. The Home grew and contracted with the needs of the community, through various periods of hardship, including two world wars, various epidemics, droughts and the Great Depression.
From the 1930s to the 1950s the number of children in care topped 900. Although many of the children, especially boys, lived on a number of farms inherited by the Home, the numbers were clearly becoming too great for these children to enjoy any semblance of normality
The Mission• Providing a wide spectrum of appropriate services.
• Protecting the rights of the child.
• Using employees that are motivated, satisfied and fairly remunerated.
• Generating and managing sufficient funds to reach our goals.
• Being leaders in our field.
What will the participant do?• Assist children with homework.
• Mentoring children.
• Caring for children.
• Supervise children.
How will the volunteer be able to benefit from working at this Project?• Experience in working with vulnerable children.
• Improving English speaking, reading and writing ability.
• Exposure to a different culture.
• Gain experience in administration skills.
• The exposure to intellectually impaired children and learn how to work with them.