In everything we do at Tshega our aim is to reach the local community as a result we are involved with many different community projects. We run a fully functioning school during the South African school terms as well as feeding schemes, working alongside a local church, sports ministry etc.

Participants will also be assisting village children with doing their homework, occasional physical work and dropping off donated items to vulnerable families.

When 2 weeks - to 6 months year round (preferably in SA school terms as below)
Apply by Minimum 2 months before travel date
Cost (excluding flights, insurance, DBS & possible vaccinations) 25 USD per day plus £50
Age 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomegroups welcomefamilies welcome

The team prefer receiving participants during South African school terms. The dates for the 2024 school period are:
Term 1: 17 Jan - 20 Mar
Term 2: 03 Apr - 14 Jun
Term 3: 09 Jul - 20 Sep
Term 4: 01 Oct - 11 Dec

Participant Profile

Participants should be flexible, hard working and able to take initiative.


You will be staying in dormitory style housing. The accommodation is on a farm owned by the Tshega's director. It is a few km away from the school, the participants will be driven to the base everyday by Tshega transport. 


Monday to Friday dinner will be provided by Tshega, all other meals will be self-catering. You will have an opportunity to buy groceries almost everyday. 


Please make your own travel arrangements. Information will be provided on different types of transport you can use. 

Please do not book travel unless you have received an official acceptance email.


You need to be in good health and active. 

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Price excludes flights, airport transfer, meals at weekends, insurance, any possible vaccinations & DBS if required through OM and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

If you go for 3 months+, we highly recommend you attend OMUK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG), in Shropshire, in October (dates tbc) before your placement. This is a weekend of training and orientation and is an additional £75.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Under 18's are welcome to apply but must have parental consent and be accompanied by a responsible adult. Children under 13 will be included on their parent’s application form. 13-17 year old’s can apply using this link: 

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you will require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which may cost an additional £15.

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