50% For The People operates it's volunteer
tours in South Africa, beginning in the majestic
natural beauty of Cape Town and culminating in
lively coastal town of Durban.
En-route we participate in three
different Volunteer projects that are benefitting
and uplifting the local communities we work with.
Not only do we supply much needed hands to assist
with the daily running of their projects (All
projects working with 50%FTP are non-profit organisations),
but we also provide an invaluable financial contribution
to each community that is decided on by the volunteers
based on their experience of the project. Whether
it be building a creche, setting up a community
vegetable garden, livening up an old building
with paint, or any need that you, as the volunteers,
see that you could help improve.
As the population demographic of South
Africa consists of only 10% Caucasian, who hold
the majority of the wealth, the basis of the volunteer
work will be in the under-privilidged rural sector,
assisting those who need help the most.
Through the course of the 28 days volunteers will
have a direct experience with several of the cultures
that make South Africa the vibrant country it
is. The Xhosa people are the original inhabitants
of the Western (excluding the Khoi-San) and Eastern
Cape, and make up the poorest level of many communities
The Cape Town project is predominantly with Xhosa
and Zulu's, Jeffreys Bay brings you into contact
with young Cape-Malay and Xhosa kids, and the
Transkei is the homeland of the Xhosa.