More Community Trust (MCT) welcomes hands on help from guests with a firm social conscience and will to get involved in keeping our development projects going. Our guest Get Your Hands Dirty programmes at Lion Sands Game Reserve (soon to be rolled out to all MORE’s properties) have been developed to meet the local community’s core needs around: education, health and environment, and infrastructure. These extraordinary social experiences bring guests into the heart of Southern Africa to connect with local people, while making their (and guests’ own) dreams come true.
A Get Your Hands Dirty experience will be customised to the individual guest or group’s strengths and areas of interest. Below are just some examples of the programmes’ activities:
± 4 hours (including transfers), every Tuesday
Graduation Cap: a mini teaching experience, supported by pre-structured lesson cards on easy to demonstrate modules (e.g. days of the week) and pre-planned activities (e.g. finger painting), with a small group of preschool children.
Story Tellers: one-on-one reading practice with a primary school child in a Grade between 1 and 4.
HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
± 4 hours (including transfers), every Thursday
Root to Mouth: preparing and serving meals to school children, starting by picking fresh produce from the school’s veggie garden.
Water Bearers: assisting community members with collections from village water stations.
Health Wise: taking a pre-structured community health education session (e.g. on personal hygiene, and girls sanitary care) with a small group of high school learners.
Play Ball: playing a soccer or netball game with high school learners as part of their sport and physical education.
Helping Hands: providing nursing home support and spending one-on-one time with a retiree; or offering day care support by feeding, bathing, and changing babies.
Street Sweepers: cleaning up litter at designated sites (e.g. schools, churches, and streets).
Green Fingers: planting, tending, or harvesting a veggie garden; and planting trees at designated sites around the village.
± 4 hours (including transfers), every Saturday
Roll Up Your Sleeves: assisting with renovation and modernisation tasks at MCT’s projects (e.g. digging, building, and painting).
Keep It Clean: cleaning classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, equipment, etc. to help maintain infrastructure.