Meet Raissa from Parklands, Table View, currently a 2017 Year Beyond (YEBO) volunteer at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon.
Before joining the Year Beyond Programme, she did not know what she was going to do after school. She says that when she joined the programme, her state of mind was very low. Gradually, however, she has grown passionate about the programme and, now that the year is almost over, Raissa has decided she wants to study further. She’s realised she has a passion for working with children and would like to volunteer at several organisations that deal with children.
Being part of the YEBO programme has boosted her self esteem and has made her more attentive and patient. She also feels that the programme has given her a new perspective on life.
The Year Beyond Programme offers young people (between the ages of 18 and 25 years old) the chance to develop themselves, while also giving back to their communities. If you would like to make a real contribution to positive change in South Africa, spend a year volunteering on the 2018 Year Beyond Programme.
Apply online or visit the AVA offices at 25 Church Street, Wynberg.
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