Please show your support for the vulnerable families struggling in this lockdown in South Africa due to Covid-19. Izizwe projects are aiming to help 80 families for the next 3 months with R800 (around £35) per month so they can buy some basics and feed themselves.

Your money will help families who have no income due to them surviving from a day job, which they can no longer do. Most of these families have no food or electricity. The children of these families normally rely on crèches for food, which are now closed.

Volunteer

Izizwe Projects relies on local and international volunteers to keep our projects thriving. A chronic problem in Walmer Township is a shortage of teachers and tutors available to the children. Our volunteers, through their work at various projects, have and will continue to assist to fill this desperate void. Some basic information every volunteer should […]

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Projects

The project consists of several programs all run and supervised by the local Izizwe Volunteers. The diversity of possibilities creates an opportunity for volunteers to suggest preferences for age groups and specific personal interest to be involved in. The programmes we offer are the following ones: Holiday Program Sport Program Basketball Swimming Program Toothbrush Program […]

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Groups

Izizwe has had the privilege of hosting several groups over the last years. We have been able to provide school groups, university groups, families and other visitors with an exciting program combining volunteer activities, cultural activities and interaction, community service projects and fun activities during the weekend. Izizwe can host any size of groups for […]

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Get Involved

In order to secure a booking, please supply us with the following information. Especially important is the dates you would like to come as we need to secure your dates and make sure we are ready for you.

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We want our volunteers to be safe. Click here to see updates on Covid-19.

Izizwe Projects is a registered non-profit organization which aims to uplift the community of Gqebera Township in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, also known as Walmer Township, by establishing partnerships with community groups, including Walmer High School, Walmer Primary School, and local creches.

The mission of Izizwe Projects is to revitalize community-centered organizations in the township, while also providing opportunities for international volunteers to learn about Xhosa and township culture, and to teach people about their own native cultures.

Since 2008, Izizwe has strengthened these community groups by providing financial assistance, and recruiting volunteers from countries such as Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and the United States. Formally registered as a South African NPC in January 2012, Izizwe Projects is looking to expand its impact on the township by developing more projects and more local involvement.

Volunteers, both local as international, can make a huge impact by assisting our programs such as the holiday program, sports program, dancing projects, support to the school and creches.

About Us

The mission of Izizwe Projects is to revitalize community-centered organizations in the township, while also providing opportunities for international volunteers to learn about Xhosa and township culture, and to teach people about their own native cultures.

The impact of Izizwe Projects has also been demonstrated by coordinating revitalization projects, holiday programs, and after-school activities. In July 2012, Izizwe Projects helped replaced the dirt, rock-ridden classroom at Sunnyside Day Care, which had over 30 kids, with a paved, child-friendly floor.

Read more about Izizwe Projects, here.

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