About the local hosting organizationTlokweng SOS Chidrens` village is located ~10km south east of the centre of Gaborone, capital city of the Republic of Botswana. SOS Centre is a home to close to three hundred kids affected by different social ills. These include being homeless after being dumped by their mothers mainly immediately after birth and chased away from home due to in fights in some households. Some of the kids fell to lack of guardianship due to imprisonment of mothers and whilst, some kids escaped the hardships of staying in very poor households living under a dollar daily. The kids at the SOS centre stays in some family like format headed by mothers volunteering at the centre. The family models are done so as to give the kids an opportunity to grow in a family set up like other person. The kids are taught during the day depending on their standards of learning. The centre mainly offers pre-school/kindergarten and primary schooling for free.
About the volunteer workProviding psychological support and teaching to the kids.
Local accommodationshared rooms.. Use of camping tents is encouraged. Simple meals as informed by recipes provided by the volunteers.
About the project locationMokolodi Nature Reserve. Madikwe Game Reserve across the border is also ideal to visit. Thapong Cultural centre, National Museum, Botswana Parliament, gaborone dam, these are some of the places that can be visited for leisure.
About the meeting point
Please volunteers would also need to budget for transport from their arrival point to the orientation and from the orientation to work camp site across Botswana. Please note BWA has no minibus or vehicle to ferry volunteers around and such, source such transport at a fee. Thus BWA request that volunteers cater for the transport fees from the Gaborone airport or bus terminal to Mochudi, BWA Head offices, where the orientation is held. The transport fee is US $25 per volunteer. Secondly, volunteers must pay for their return transport from orientation to the workcamp site..that should range from as little as US$ 20 to US$30 depending on the closeness and furthest from BWA offices.