Thursday, 21 June 2012

Conservation Volunteers get up Close and Personal with a Rhino

It's been an incredible week for our conservation volunteer Marco who's been with VA32 for the last month - not only did the conservation team re-locate two buffalos but they also darted a fully grown Rhino!
Marco & the conservation volunteer team with the rhino

Thursday, 14 June 2012

ISV Impact Volunteers - Round up Group 2!

Group 2 of our Winter season ISV left Chintsa at the end of last week. Check out our slideshow of the volunteers at work! They successfully transported the volleyball field from the lower level of the Sports Centre field to the upper level, where it will sit next to the new netball field.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Chintsa Sports Field development...

Exciting times for our local sports facility as there was another addition; that being our new volleyball court.  With the help of our ever enthusiastic and energetic ISV volunteers this was made possible in only a short time.  The beach volleyball court has been a massive magnet for the young kids as they hang out in the sand when we're not playing, and are rather bemused when we do have a full  game!!  With the help of our VA sports programme we intend to teach and train the kids to enjoy this "new" game and hopefully eventually grow some serious talent.  It's been a huge effort from all involved and a massive thanks to all who contributed.


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Greensleeves Children's Home - A Volunteer Africa Initiative

 Greensleeves is situated on a farm and is home to orphaned, abandoned or abused children. Volunteers often say that going to Greensleeves every week is one of their favourite activities. Volunteers provide the children with much needed attention and love--we  take the children swimming at the big damn that is on the property, go for walks, do arts and crafts, or play on the playground. Despite the fact that the children have come from difficult backgrounds, the children at Greensleeves are full of smiles and always eager to play. Here are some pics from some of our recent visits!