Coromandel Primary Grade 1

Coromandel Estate and Primary School Volunteering

from R14,000.00

Project Summary – During your placement your assistance is greatly needed to assist the teachers with current education module teaching assistance, providing conservation classes which are fundamental in assisting towards the ongoing crisis between African Wildlife and African Communities, upliftment by means of sport coaching and event planning and fund-raising project assistance.

Daily Itinerary – Although no two days are the same, the below is a general guideline as to what you can expect from a day on this project.

07h30 – Start at the community school – This work could be one of a variety of tasks including but not limited to

  • Being a teacher assistant – teaching, marking of work or any other assistance the teachers may require
  • Arts and Crafts tutoring
  • Working on the school’s vegetable garden (vegetables are sold for school fund raising)
  • Harvesting and transporting the vegetables for sale locally
  • Event planning and other fund-raising project creation
  • Monitoring children over break periods

Afternoons –

  • Teaching the conservation class which includes theory and practical elements
  • Coaching sport groups
  • Homework support
  • Achieving Fund Raising goals

16h00 – It is time to return home and catch up with your fellow volunteers and reflect on the days experiences.

SATURDAY – Each Saturday morning you will be able to join African Quiver on a town trip to the nearest town of Lydenburg where you will be able to stock up on any items of a personal nature that you may require for the week ahead as well make use of facilities.

SUNDAY – Each Sunday you and your fellow volunteers will be able to choose a local point of interest or activity that you would all like to visit. African Quiver can transport you to your destination of choice at an additional charge. Most popular local places of interest are – Kruger National Park, Panorama Route Tour, The Kingdom of Swaziland Tour, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres, Sudwala Caves, Dullstroom, White Water Rafting, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, Micro-lighting to name but a few.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Agri-business, Conservation, Education and Skills Development, Volunteer Research
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    4-6
All about the Coromandel Estate and Primary School Volunteering.

Quick Facts

  • Location – Coromandel Community, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Duration – 2 weeks-12 weeks
  • Accommodation type – Shared house with fellow volunteers
  • Age Requirement – 18-80 years of age
  • Airport destination – OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Transport – Daily shuttles between OR Tambo International Airport and Coromandel Community ( 4 hours drive )
  • Volunteer Requirements – We are in desperate need of inspiring and dedicated individuals who can work with community youth to help provide an outreach program with a focus on conservation knowledge and skills to provide a legacy of mutual African Community / African Wildlife Benefit. This is an opportunity to make a huge difference in this community and to the benefit of African Conservation.

Training will be provided on arrival, only a genuine desire to make a real difference and a hard-working attitude is required.

About Coromandel – Nestled between Dullstroom and Lydenburg in Mpumalanga (4 hours drive from Johannesburg) Coromandel Estate is ideally situated en-route to the Kruger National Park. The estate enjoys massive open lands under cultivation in a wonderful Highveld climate. It’s an operational mixed agriculture business with stunning natural assets in the form of waterfalls, mountains, rivers and veld, 750 hectares of irrigated lands growing maize and beans, 30 hectares of orchards bearing peaches, nectarines and berries together with a packing facility, 1,240 hectares of dry agricultural lands and fully equipped modern dairy with some 100 head of dairy cattle.

The estate has a rich and exciting history and is a true pioneer in terms of it’s current ownership model – After the passing of the late Sydney Press who had owned and developed the estate and with the assistance of the Provincial Department of Land Affairs the farm workers themselves created a trust and applied for a loan and placed a bid on the farm. They won their bid and today there are 248 beneficiaries in the farmworkers trust who manage the farm.

With this one of a kind ownership model in South Africa came the massive expansion of the workers compound into a community village which could house in excess of 1500 people, including all of the workers and their families and even workers that had been evicted from other farms have been accommodated.

With this expansion came a small community primary school and it is this base from which African Quiver work to provide a community upliftment program to the youth of Coromandel. It is our mission to assist the youth of the community with education assistance, empower vital conservation skills and knowledge and initiate fund-raising assistance to ensure the continued success and ongoing legacy of this incredible rural community but in order to continue this support we need your help!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Food Provisions (to be prepared by volunteers)
  • Accommodation
  • Weekend runs into Mashishing (previously Lydenburg)
  • Community Conservation Class at South African Wildlife College including transfer FROM the College to Coromandel Estate
  • Orientation of your programme
  • Tour of Coromandel Estate
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International Flights
  • Servicing of Volunteer House
  • Transfer to Project
  • Add-on tours / day trips
  1. How it goes Daily Rythym

    Daily Itinerary – Although no two days are the same, the below is a general guideline as to what you can expect from a day on this project.

    07h30 – Start at the community school – This work could be one of a variety of tasks including but not limited to

    • Being a teacher assistant – teaching, marking of work or any other assistance the teachers may require
    • Arts and Crafts tutoring
    • Working on the school’s vegetable garden (vegetables are sold for school fund raising)
    • Harvesting and transporting the vegetables for sale locally
    • Event planning and other fund-raising project creation
    • Monitoring children over break periods

    Afternoons –

    • Teaching the conservation class which includes theory and practical elements
    • Coaching sport groups
    • Homework support
    • Achieving Fund Raising goals

    16h00 – It is time to return home and catch up with your fellow volunteers and reflect on the days experiences.

    SATURDAY – Each Saturday morning you will be able to join African Quiver on a town trip to the nearest town of Lydenburg where you will be able to stock up on any items of a personal nature that you may require for the week ahead as well make use of facilities.

    SUNDAY – Each Sunday you and your fellow volunteers will be able to choose a local point of interest or activity that you would all like to visit. African Quiver can transport you to your destination of choice at an additional charge. Most popular local places of interest are – Kruger National Park, Panorama Route Tour, The Kingdom of Swaziland Tour, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres, Sudwala Caves, Dullstroom, White Water Rafting, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, Micro-lighting to name but a few.

Where you'll live

About 1km walk from the school. Set just beyond the entrance underneath magnificent and mature oaks, the “grand old lady” house is a 3 bedroom beauty comprising 3 bedrooms with bunks, 2 bathrooms, large living room / dining area and kitchen. The property is fenced and well maintained.

about 3,5 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport, in the province of Mpumalanga – right in the heartland of the trout-fishing district

Fly to OR Tambo and catch a shuttle to Lydenburg and an African Quiver representative will meet and greet you there and transfer you to your new chapter in life

First a passion for people, education and new cultures. Then a mad desire to explore the region’s gems. Kruger National Park is an hour and a half away, as is great adventures and breathtaking scenery.

Run along the endless farming roads

Explore the old game reserve and waterfalls

ride a horse

In the area are trout fishing lodges

explore Mpumalanga – Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Hazyview white water rafting, bridge swing at Graskop

Closest town is Lydenburg with restaurants and supermarkets, clinic

Dullstroom is 40 minutes drive – quaint tourist town with the southern hemisphere’s largest whisky selection.

The town has a major trout fishing addiction, along with golf and equestrian activities.

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