Holiday club is a fun and educational weekly programme that the volunteers do with the kids in the holidays when there is no school/classes.

The children on this programme range from 8 to 16 years old and live in a township in Cape Town, such as Dunoon, or a Settlement such as Wolwerivier. Most of them can speak English, yet their home language may be Afrikaans or Xhosa. The homes they live in are often built from scrap metal and second-hand wood and usually, do not have running water.

Please note: If a holiday club activity requires the payment of an entrance fee, volunteers have to pay for themselves! The programme fee is used to cover the entrance for the kids only!

Please note that during the holidays it is a time for the kids to have fun, so the programs are less structured and may change depending on the number of children that arrive on the day. The first and last weeks of school are less structured. There are exams during the last weeks and the children are quite excited about the holidays. It takes a couple weeks for the children to settle back into the school schedule once the holidays are finished.

REMINDER: Projects will be closed from 25 December – 1 January. Due to Christmas and New Years celebrations, projects are very limited, however, volunteers may still use the accommodation and food.

2018 Public Holidays:

1. Jan. New Year’s Day
21. Mar. Human Rights Day
30. Mar. Good Friday
2. Apr. Family Day
27. Apr. Freedom Day
1. May. Workers’ Day
16. Jun. Youth Day
9. Aug. National Women’s Day
24. Sep. Heritage Day
16. Dec. Day of Reconciliation
17. Dec. Day of Reconciliation Holiday
25. Dec. Christmas Day
26. Dec. Day of Goodwill

School holidays 2018:

First Term: 29th March – 09th April
Second Term: 23rd June – 16th July
Third Term: 29th September – 08th October
Fourth Term: 13th December – 08th January

2019 Public Holidays:

1. Jan. New Year’s Day
21. Mar. Human Rights Day
19. Apr. Good Friday
22. Apr. Family Day
27. Apr. Freedom Day
1. May. Workers’ Day
16. Jun. Youth Day
9. Aug. National Women’s Day
24. Sep. Heritage Day
16. Dec. Day of Reconciliation
17. Dec. Day of Reconciliation Holiday
25. Dec. Christmas Day
26. Dec. Day of Goodwill

School holidays 2019:

First Term: 19th March – 01st April
Second Term: 17th June – 08th July
Third Term: 23rd September – 30th October
Fourth Term: 5th December – 07th January

Phone: 0.278.723.2662
Cape Town, South Africa
20 Briza Road, Table View
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