An opportunity for individuals, students or groups studying or actively involved with Social Work, Child Development, Psychology, Mental Health, Teaching and/or similar to stay at Nkosi’s Haven and support the staff and 120 residence.
Nkosi’s Haven is an NGO in Johannesburg, and offers residential, holistic care and support for mothers and their children whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. Nkosi’s Haven also provides support for children, HIV/AIDS affected or not. It aims to improve the productivity of their residents through providing access to medical care, therapy, education and skill building workshops. The goal is to empower residents while providing a safe, dignified home in hopes that all mothers and children are able to become responsible and contributing members of society.
Nkosi’s Haven love international students who take the initiative and implement activities and projects related to their passions. The ideas need to be presented to management and then adjustments and suggestions will be made based on age, culture and differences.
Depending on the time of the year – i.e. if the kids are at school then their ‘duties’ in the morning would vary from ‘manual work’ – i.e. we may have a huge amount of donated clothes that need to be sorted out. There is often ‘handy man’ needs to be done and this could be anything from fixing shelves, door handles need replacing, paint jobs – list is endless.
If a specific student is studying towards Social Work, Psychology, Play Therapy that student is more than welcome to put programmes together for the mums, teens etc (will be supervised by our social worker) and implement them.
Visiting students and professionals will be briefed on what they can and what they cannot do with the children.