Volunteers will be facilitating students in media, music, drama and dance, leadership, theology etc.
More than 500 students have passed through the DLA Training Programme over the past 25 years. Today, hundreds of past students hold positions of leadership in many sectors of society; some are captains of industry or have founded their own businesses, others have followed teaching and academic careers, while others still, have gone on to plant churches, serve communities in a greater capacity and live fruitful lives in South Africa and abroad. The Destiny Leadership Academy offers a one-year programme that attracts a vast variety of students, coming from across South Africa as well as from Europe, Canada and North America. Each students is required to enroll in one of the courses on offer namely drama and dance, media, music, theology or leadership. All the DLA students have a set Lifeskills programme they work through during the year and they have several events and missions that they embark on locally as well as in other countries in Africa. Volunteers that are willing to impart their skills to the DLA students could impact on more lives than just those of the students who should, as a result of this one-year programme, have a life of significance.
Karkloof Canopy Tour – (1km long zip-line divided into 8 slides over treetops, past a cliff face and waterfall)
Butterflies for Africa (walk amongst the world’s most stunning butterflies with waterfalls, exotic birds etc.)
Ecabazini Zulu Homestead (learn about Zulu culture, medicinal plants, traditional food, singing and dancing etc.)
Moses Mabhida Stadium (Explore promenade of Durban and go to top of the stadium in the Skycar, etc.)
Natal Lion Park, African Birds of Prey Sanctuary, many hiking trails, many historical churches to view, white water rafting, Game drives, Explore the Battlefields Route (Natal Rebellion 1906), Microlighting over the breathtaking Midlands, Visiting the Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Durban Harbour Cruises, Ride a Ricksha, just to mention a few.
We collect volunteers from Durban International Airport as well as the Pietermaritzburg Airport and will return the volunteers on the day of departure to the airport. Fees also include transport in-between projects, accommodation and excursions.
The standard option is a bed-and-breakfast type accommodation, but we also offer dormitory and more luxury options, if you are willing to pay a bit more. All accommodation is safe with tranquil surroundings. Volunteers could also look forward to recreational areas where you could mingle with fellow Volunteers or play a game of pool, darts etc. and all rooms have access to free WiFi.
Volunteers are provided with a buffet-style breakfast and two meals to choose from for dinner. Special diets could be catered for is needed. There are options of water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices or sodas to have with your meals and volunteers only have to provide for themselves for lunch. If the volunteers are at the accommodation mid-morning, coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.
Transform the lives of street children by feeding, clothing and providing them with showers and social services.
Volunteers with a calling to educate people on Fracking or who want to do more research in this area.
Volunteers teach underprivileged children how to think like entrepreneurs and how to apply science and engineering into daily life.
Volunteers will be assisting students with homework, sport and some fun, holistically focusing on the Mind, Body and Spirit.
Volunteers will be involved in the establishment and maintenance of the food gardens, which have been created using permaculture principles.
International Life Skills & IT Training Courses for underprivileged youth between 18 and 35 who want to improve their chances of gainful employment.