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Volunteering is for everyone, even you

June 8th, 2017|Events|

Volunteering is for everyone, even youBy SIBA QUMAWhile enjoying a hot cup of coffee, a cupcake and some good conversation with a Swedish friend of mine, this article was birthed. My friend had just completed a short trip in Cape Town volunteering at a children’s hospital and we were having a debrief session about the [...]

The beauty of Cape Town and to do something that matters

May 29th, 2017|Volunteer-projects|

By: Emma Engström, Volunteer, Sweden      It's kind of strange how two months can pass by without you even noticing it. It still feels as yesterday when I was heading to the airport in Stockholm, ready to finally let the adventure begin. I had no idea what to expect, I mean I left all I knew as [...]

To be a social worker intern in Cape Town

February 20th, 2017|Events|

By: Tove Byröd, SwedenHej alla fina människor! Jag heter Tove och är en 23-årig socionomstudent från Göteborg. Jag gör min praktik på ett boende för utsatta kvinnor här i Kapstaden, vilket till stor del beror på att jag känner väldigt starkt för frågor som rör jämställdhet och kvinnors rättigheter.Ni vet hur alla säger när dom [...]

Cape Town – the beauty and the poverty

February 18th, 2017|Events|

   by CJ ROPER, DIRECTOR, AFRICAN SUNRISECape Town - voted the most beautiful city in the world numerous times. When you arrive, you will be greeted by friendly people, and feel a warmth (besides the lovely weather), that you wouldn't find in most places. The drive from the airport will give you your first glimpse of [...]

A volunteers voice about Cape Town and to do something for someone else

January 30th, 2017|Events, Volunteer-projects|

By: Nellie Johansson, Volunteer, Sweden.  "Du är helt fantastisk", "Du har ett stort hjärta", "Tänk om fler hade varit som du", "Grym är du". Dessa kommentarer har jag mottagit på Facebook efter att ha offentliggjort mina avslutade projekt för pojkarna på St Francis Children's Home. Det värmer i mitt hjärta att jag har människor runt omkring [...]

2 months as a volunteer in Cape Town

January 19th, 2017|Events|

Nellie Johansson came here in November to volunteer 2 months at a Home of Safety for boys in Athlone. She did an amazing job with the children and also raised a lot of money and to not forget; helped to paint a 390m long wall around the premisses, what a job!! Here are her words [...]

Why Volunteer in Winter?

January 8th, 2017|Events|

By CJ ROPER, DIRECTOR, AFRICAN SUNRISEFrom our experiences, we’ve noticed that a lot of people who volunteer in South Africa opt to arrive at the same time as people who undertake internships, which is the South African spring and summer periods. Interns are obligated to do their internships to coincide with their university semesters, which [...]

To highlight Art : a way of helping people

December 30th, 2016|Events|

By Elena Garry, previous Intern at African Sunrise, from Paris, France.  Studying Art History, I've learned that Art can be a useful tool to change society.When I decided to come to South Africa, I had no idea that I would be able to do a beautiful artistic project with children. And all thanks to African [...]

My internship with African Sunrise

December 21st, 2016|Events|

by Constance Decorne, Intern at African SunriseI am a student in Master 2 in France, passionate about travel and discovery. Always interested in humanitarian and volunteering work, I created an associative project that involved the planting of hundreds of trees in Togo, I worked in an NGO in Buenos Aires and more recently in an [...]

It began with just a dream, a dream to make a difference!

December 19th, 2016|Events|

Blog by: Siba Quma (Project Liason)This year began with just a dream, a dream to make a difference. The dream had practical plans and the dream is now the reality of African Sunrise. The dream was not to be a difference by sending volunteers and interns only but having the staff be life time volunteers [...]