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SandCastles & MudPies, Ballito, South Africa

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Address: PO Box 185
Ballito, 4420  
South Africa
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 250
Number of People Being Served: 500
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Mission Statement


The global recession affects lives across the world, but those living in already dire conditions are in need of urgent assistance. We are looking for adventurous souls who are wanting to brighten someoneÂ’s life and give disadvantaged people the best possible chance for a better future. This trip is ideal for people who are unable to get away for long periods of time, but would still like to volunteer to work with communities in need.

Description


After moving to the beautiful holiday town of Salt Rock 3 years ago, I was struck by the differences on either side of the N2 highway. On the coastal side are properties worth millions of rands and inland are communities living in poverty. I started doing research with Community Based Workers in order to create a balance on either side of the highway and realized that although I could help make a difference to one person, with groups of volunteers we could make a difference daily. And that is how SandCastles & MudPies came about. We accommodate groups of up to 20 people per week. A good portion of each day is spent working in the community on the various projects. But all work and no play is NOT our philosophy… so we have plenty of fun activities for when we are not working in the community. The following are just a few of the many fun, free activities we arrange each day: Surfing, body boarding, snorkeling, beach fun, fishing, canoes, paddle ski, mountain bike rides through sugar cane farms, skate boarding, ripstix, hikes, picnics, drum circle Safety is important to us so the beaches we use have shark nets and life guards and all our counselors have First Aid and CPR training.

After moving to the beautiful holiday town of Salt Rock 3 years ago, I was struck by the differences on either side of the N2 highway. On the coastal side are properties worth millions of rands and inland are communities living in poverty. I started doing research with Community Based Workers in order to create a balance on either side of the highway and realized that although I could help make a difference to one person, with groups of volunteers we could make a difference daily. And that is how SandCastles & MudPies came about. We accommodate groups of up to 20 people per week. A good portion of each day is spent working in the community on the various projects. But all work and no play is NOT our philosophy… so we have plenty of fun activities for when we are not working in the community. The following are just a few of the many fun, free activities we arrange each day: Surfing, body boarding, snorkeling, beach fun, fishing, canoes, paddle ski, mountain bike rides through sugar cane farms, skate boarding, ripstix, hikes, picnics, drum circle Safety is important to us so the beaches we use have shark nets and life guards and all our counselors have First Aid and CPR training.

Mission Statement: The global recession affects lives across the world, but those living in already dire conditions are in need of urgent assistance. We are looking for adventurous souls who are wanting to brighten someoneÂ’s life and give disadvantaged people the best possible chance for a better future. This trip is ideal for people who are unable to get away for long periods of time, but would still like to volunteer to work with communities in need.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Matthew 25:34 - 40 ....."The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me'


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No