How Can You Help Out?

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

The most popular way for guests to get involved by helping out with project tasks that address local community needs is through Get Your Hands Dirty, through one of our programmes: education, infrastructure, health or environment. These extraordinary social experiences bring them into the heart of Southern Africa and make for a more meaningful journey. The activities below are an outline of what guests can expect, although each can be customised – guests choose where they wish to help and use their skills to make a difference. Tasks also constantly change and at any point – there is always a lot to be done.

PLEASE NOTE: Get Your Hands Dirty experiences are subject to availability; current community needs; projects’ statuses; and school terms.

Duration:
±4 hours, including transfers

Cost:
US$50 (Zimbabwe) / R650 (South Africa) per person

Number of guests:
We can host any number of guests, but these are dependent on transport availability

Education Activities

± 4 hours (including travel time)

Graduation Cap
Mini teaching experience, supported by lesson cards on easy to demonstrate modules (e.g. colours, days of the week, numbers), or a pre-structured creative activity (e.g. finger painting or painting masks) with a small group of children.

Storytellers
One-on-one reading practice, with a primary school child in Grade 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Infrastructure Activities

± 4 hours (including travel time)

Roll Up Your Sleeves
Renovation and upgrades assistance (e.g. digging, building, painting) at one of MCT’s projects.

Keep It Clean
Infrastructure clean-up (e.g. washing and cleaning classrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, equipment) to maintain MCT projects’ facilities.

Health & Environment Activities

± 4 hours (including travel time)

Root to Mouth
Preparing, cooking and serving food for school children, starting with picking fresh produce from the school’s veggie garden.

Water Bearer
Water collection, with community members from a village’s borehole water stations.

Health Wise
Pre-structured health education session (e.g. on personal hygiene, girls sanitary care), taught to a small group of high school learners.

Play Ball
Soccer and netball games, with high school learners as part of their sports 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
Litter clean-up at predetermined sites (e.g. schools, churches, streets).

Green Fingers
Planting, tending or harvesting a school veggie garden, or planting trees at predetermined sites in and around a village.