Monash Students, Timothy Chavarria from Melbourne and Matthew Ncube from Zimbabwe, spent 5 weeks at Woza Moya.
They helped wherever needed, counting pills, wrapping calendars, working the gardens, teaching staff to drive, preparing, planning and implementing a dynamic youth intervention programme. Together with the Woza Moya Youth and Peace Corps volunteer, Ted, living in Mashakeni, Matt and Tim designed a peer education workshop around alcohol and substance abuse. Drugs and alcohol are a growing concern amongst young people in the community. Our young staff will be taking this programme to all 11 schools in the Ofafa Valley.
Matt and Tim, were perfect examples of volunteers, embracing any and every task assigned to them with enthusiasm and diligence. Siyabonga Bafana!
They reflect on their experiences at Woza Moya during January - February 2013.