Background and aim of our organisation

SAVE volunteering was established in 2006 by Carla Ferreira. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Carla came to the realisation that many local communities, pre-schools and schools are unable to provide effective programs due to lack of funding, resources and skill levels. With the assistance of volunteers, these shortcomings were addressed and SAVE slowly grew into a large organisation that now provides assistance to several communities in 7 countries across Africa. We now also offer the chance to volunteer at several wildlife conservation projects including pre-vet, white shark and wild cats. Our flagship projects in Cape Town have grown exponentially and we now run 10 highly successful projects where these challenges are being addressed on a daily basis.

Our vision statement

Our aim is to provide support for local communities by assisting with educational programs, youth development, sports and skills development that will enable them to help themselves rise above the vicious circle of poverty that these young people find themselves in. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the economic polarities in South Africa by providing local NGOs with the tools, information and knowledge needed to deliver a better level of education to their beneficiaries. To bring new skills to a community that otherwise would not have access to them and provide disadvantaged children with the skills and knowledge to create a future for themselves, their family and ultimately their community. We aim to provide conscientious and responsible conservation with the assistance of volunteers.

Our Objectives

We aim to operate sustainable community projects that develop the local community. Our goal is to achieve this through:

  • Supporting education and training (computer literacy, swimming, dance, sport, etc.)
  • Renovations and building projects that uplift the community
  • School and classroom assistance
  • Assisting other non-¬≠profit organisations (NPOs) on projects
  • Assisting conservation projects in the preservation of wildlife
With the help of volunteers we have:
    • Assisted the teachers within 9 pre-schools for 950 children
    • Maths and English literacy programs with 400 kids in the primary school
    • Started four vegetable gardens
    • Started a computer school with computers donated from volunteers
    • Taught 300 children to swim and 80 children to surf
    • Taught computer literacy to 800 children
    • Run many uplifting events such as Christmas parties, Easter egg hunts, cooking competitions and youth days as well as hosted our annual surfing competition and beach fun day
    • Help to feed over 400 children 2 meals every day
    • Taught 180 children to skateboard
Phone: 0.215.569.69
Cape Town, South Africa
20 Briza Road, Table View