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Program Locations

Cape Town

Partner Organizations

Our partnership approach means that Stanford staff have a very close relationship with organizations, and work closely with partners and students to place students at organization on arrival into Cape Town.

For this reason we ask that students DO NOT contact organizations directly, but direct any enquires or requests to Jen Van Heerden.

Please do however, check the websites of the organizations listed to get an idea of the types of service-learning opportunities we have available. We have also provided expanded organization descriptions for each program listed below.

Organization Nature of work/sector Previous projects
Abalimi Bezekhaya
Environment – organic & community gardens Gardening
Beth Uriel
Youth work & counseling; academic support after school; arts and crafts; working with young men Mentorship, assisting with homework, involvement in production of Hip Hop EP

Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT)

Science and Math high school for high achieving learners Teaching assistant, classroom administration, extra-mural participation
Clothing Bank
Women’s empowerment through enterprise development

Micro-enterprise set up, research into LSM alternatives, work on the floor

Development of tools to measure potential for success, work on the floor
Dance for All
Youth empowerment through professional dance training Teaching classes, admin tasks
Emergency First Aid Responders (EFAR) Emergency medicine training Curriculum development for children’s programmes
Etafeni Trust, Nyanga
HIV/AIDS, education, health, for children and their caregivers Workshops in the Fit for Life programme
Home SPM Services for homeless and destitute, community development and capacity-building Tutoring, gardening, developing marketing materials

Ikamva Youth

Education and youth empowerment After school tutoring in academic and life-skills program, office and administrative support
Linawo Children’s Home
Children’s home caring for orphans and vulnerable children Household chores, after school maths and reading classes
Magnet Theater
To develop physical theatre in South Africa as a means to overcoming vast language diversities Filming and editing of performances, stage help (lights, sound)
Making An Impact Through Sports
Youth development and lifeskills through sports Sports coaching, mentoring


Gender equality and gender-based violence

Court monitoring of RO process

Campaign for male awareness about GBV

Mothers Unite
Education and child nutrition After-school program, community gardening, capacity building for local volunteers
Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project
Child health and nutrition help mothers help themselves Administrative work, weighing babies in clinic
Schools Environmental Education and Development (SEED)
Environmental education, urban planning, sustainable livelihoods, permaculture

Environmental lessons, practical permaculture work, support of centre programs

TSiBA Education

Education and entrepreneurial development New Partner for 2013
Young in Prison (YIP)
Educational and Rehabilitative work with youth in conflict with the law Life skills, creative arts and soccer workshops