ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre and Oliver House

Isimemo kwikhaya lethu*

* An invitation to our home

Khayalethu INTERNational in Gqeberha, South Africa, aims to continue ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre’s mission of Growing Vulnerable Boys into Good Men by providing an enriching and rewarding experience for international students while contributing to the sustainability of the Centre’s programmes.

Yiza uphile*

* Come and live

THE PROGRAMME

Students specialising in Social Work and related fields, such as Social Education, Social Culture and Youth and Child Care, find an internship at ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre to be a unique opportunity to gain valuable practice in their fields while immersing them in the vibrant culture of South Africa.

The programme has space for 4 students in the term beginning September 2024, and includes:

  • Housing, electricity, water, housekeeping, security, and wifi
  • The ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre’s Internship Programme
  • Wellness and academic coaching and liaison with lecturers, including scheduled and ad hoc group meetings and the continuous WhatsApp availability of mentor Dr Janin Vansteenkiste.
  • Orientation and background support

Although the Khayalethu International team will provide advice and guidance on the following, they are excluded from the programme, and should be arranged by students individually:

  • Travel, Visas, Travel and Medical Insurance and Vaccinations
  • Local transport and Meals 
  • Additional optional activities (for instance, game drives and tours) 

Yiza usebenze*

* Come and work

PLACEMENTS

In 2024, four students will be placed at ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre. This Centre serves as a home for 35 boys at risk, ranging from six to 21 years old. Our primary objective is to nurture these young individuals physically, emotionally, and intellectually, fostering their development into responsible and productive members of society. By providing a safe haven, we remove them from the perils of crime, abuse, and poverty, offering them a renewed opportunity to realise their full potential.

Yiza ufunde*

* Come and learn

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE? 

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

You can work on approximately €195 per week. Final costs will be calculated based on your proposed dates, and presented to you if your application is successful.

If you have any further questions, please contact Tracey-Ann Schoemaker at ourhome@khayalethu.org.za.

Yiza uphumelele*

* Come and thrive

MEET THE TEAM

Dr Marietjie van der Merwe

DIRECTOR

ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre

www.khayalethu.org.za

Tarry-Ann Mitchell

SOCIAL WORKER

ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre

www.khayalethu.org.za

Dr Janin Vansteenkiste

ACADEMIC & WELLNESS COACH

Biographical Consultant and Motivational Coach

www.drjanin.co.za

Tracey-Ann Schoemaker

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Khayalethu INTERNational

Email: ourhome@khayalethu.org.za

Yenze yenzeke*

* Make it happen

APPLY NOW

Please download the application form and submit it via email to programme coordinator Tracey-Ann Schoemaker at ourhome@khayalethu.org.za, along with the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter answering the following questions:
    – What is your motivation for applying for an internship and what is it about the organisation that particularly interests you?
    – What are your expectations?
  2. CV
  3. Passport
  4. International Driver’s Licence
  5. Profile Photo
  6. Child Protection Clearance 596.2
  7. Internship Guide

Once we’ve received your complete application, we’ll be in touch. If you have been successful, next steps will be a “Getting to Know You” questionnaire and an invitation to a video call interview.

Find Us

ACVV Khayalethu Child and Youth Care Centre and Oliver House

Lot 160
Kragga Kamma Road
Theescombe
Gqeberha
South Africa

Contact Us

Email

khaya@khayalethu.org.za

Telephone

+27 41 484 5667

Mobile

+27 72 278 8787

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