Zoë-Life is a South African organisation, based in Durban, working in the field of public health and social transformation.
Beginning in 2004, Zoë-life was contracted to implement a Province wide HIV training intervention for hospitals and clinics. The result was a fantastic 1,800 trained and supported health care workers. Zoë-life has since continued to partner with hospitals, clinics, organisations, churches and government throughout South Africa, developing health strategies, courses and resources for the people of South Africa.
Zoë-Life’s goal is to transform the lives of children, vulnerable families and communities that have been affected by disease, poverty and injustice. They do this in partnership with people on the ground, grassroots organisations, churches, and the government - creating lasting change from the individual experience all the way to policy improvements.
As a volunteer on the ICS programme, you will be working alongside Zoe-Life's partners and living in local communities.
Where will I be staying?
You will be staying in the province of KwaZulu-Natal or Limpopo, with a local family, your host home. Be prepared for new ways of living. You may have bucket baths and toilets may be pit latrines, or you may have flush toilets and outdoor shower blocks.
What could I be doing?
You will work alongside local South African volunteers with local organisations, partnered with Zoe-Life, that are seeking to build resilience, confidence and capacity in the local communities. There are many exciting opportunities. Below are a few of the key activities you could be involved with:
- Literacy and reading programmes
- Assisting with after-school clubs; helping with homework and other activities
- Helping with English language and IT classes
- Physical Education
- Community workshops
- Maintaining community gardens
- Running general health awareness workshops
We can't guarantee that you'll get to go to South Africa, but by choosing Tearfund in your application, you'll guarantee a place with us.