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Using Technology to Improve the Quality of Education

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Questions? call Rejane on 0475778908

GOODIES NEEDED: 

Laptops (new or in good working condition)

Toiletries for Health Day goodie bags (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, lotions)

School and office stationary, educational materials and toys

Cameras for recording projects

A4 Annual Diaries for field workers and project managers

These can be posted to:

Bulungula Incubator

PO Box 43

MQANDULI

5080

or for courier ONLY:

Bulungula Incubator

c/o The Comfort Zone

24 Willow Drive

Fort Gale

Mthatha

5100

CURRENT VOLUNTEER VACANCIES:

We are looking for a volunteer expert in Information Technology: computer hardware and software to help us roll out our ‘Technology for Education’ project. The position will commence at the end of June, at the time of receipt of the computers needed for the project, and will continue for a period of 4-6 weeks until August 2014. The project will run the Mathsbuddy programme, on site for Grade 1 and Grade 2 learners of the primary schools in the area. (see: http://www.mathsbuddy.co.za) and our previous blog post: “Mathsbuddy in Bulungula” (http://bulungulaincubator.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/mathsbuddy-in-bulungula/)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Testing all computer hardware including secondhand laptops, tablets, batteries etc. for suitability for the project
  • Testing computer software, operating systems and other relevant requirements for the project
  • Advising project staff on the necessary hardware and software needs for the project
  • Installing relevant software, as needed
  • Repairing hardware as needed
  • Testing and advising on internet access requirements
  • Training project staff, teachers and learners in the operation of hardware, software and programmes, as needed

Requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications or demonstration of equivalent experience
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Valid drivers license
  • Willingness to live in a remote rural village as a community member
  • Willingness to mentor and train others

Volunteer will be provided with:

  • Basic accommodation in a hut in the village
  • Free transport to and from Mthatha every fortnight (approximately 2 hours away)
  • A small subsistence allowance to cover food costs
  • A cooked lunch every day of the school week

Please send a brief CV with contactable referees plus a letter of motivation to Rejane, email: rejane@bulungulaincubator.org or fax: 086 527 8277. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

22 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nina Herff #

    Hello there,
    I am a 25 years old German student and I am going to study social work and pedagogics for one year in South Africa cause I am very interested in the culure and history.
    Before the university will start I have got 3 or more month to do a practical course, and I would be very overjoyed do support your projekt.( September 2010) I am not interested in money, I only want to something useful during that practical course.
    In Oktober, I am in South Africa for holidays and would like to visit Bulungula.
    Hoping to get a replay, best wishes Nina

    August 12, 2009
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Nina

      Many thanks for your interest in our work. Please email Rejane@bulungulaincubator.org if you think you are able to assist with the microenterprise project and Annette@bulungulaincubator.org if you are interested in assisting with our education projects.

      Many thanks,
      Sonja.

      August 20, 2010
  2. Molwenie :D
    I am an American woman of 24 years. I have lived in Port Elizabeth for one and 1/2 years. I am familiar with rural living and the traditions that occur. I am studying isiXhosa and child development as well as sustainable living. I prefer not to work for money but rather offer my skills and labor to your environment in exchange for food and accomodation. Please consider my interest. Thank you :D

    Nkosi sikelele
    Linda

    December 2, 2010
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Linda

      Please contact us directly with your CV.

      thanks
      Rejane

      December 18, 2010
  3. Jade Khoury #

    Hello
    I have emailed my letter of interest and my CV. I am sout african and I have spent the last 11 years studing and working in Early Child hood Development . I am qulaified with years of experience and I am free this year and would love to come volenteer for 3 months.
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Jade Khoury

    January 9, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Jade

      Annette, our Education programme manager will be in touch

      Thanks
      Rejane

      January 17, 2011
  4. Samantha Sanderson #

    Hi there,

    It looks like you are getting flooded with requests but I thought I’d try anyway: I’d like to volunteer too! I just finished a degree in Human Biology and would love to volunteer before I start Med school in January 2012. I could help teach Biology or Science. I also worked as a hotel receptionist while traveling the world – so, I could do accommodation admin type stuff too :)

    Thanks a bunch,
    Sam

    April 20, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Samantha

      We have limited space available for volunteers but you can send your CV to me at rejane@bulungulaincubator.org and we will let you know when something that fits your skills comes up.

      Thanks for your interest in the BI!
      Rejane

      April 20, 2011
  5. James #

    Greetings!

    I am an African-American English teacher of 14 years. Recently, I completed a master’s degree in English and would like very much to volunteer a few months teaching or supporting the Bulungula schools in some other way.

    Thanks!
    James S.

    May 13, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi James

      Thank you for your interest in our organisation. The best would be to contact our Education Programme Manager Annette Champion directly at annette@bulungulaincubator.org

      thanks
      Rejane

      May 16, 2011
  6. Kiki #

    First of all, great project.

    My two boys (8 years and 6 years) and I (female, Swiss economist, 39), we will travel throughout the African continent from August till end of 2011. We would love to stay a little while at your place helping you with your projects.
    With whom I can get in contact?

    Thanks for your answer. Kiki

    May 18, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Kiki

      Thanks for your interest in our organisation! Unfortunately, all our volunteer spaces will be full during the time that you’re visiting. You are, of course, welcome to visit our offices, meet with our project managers and see the work we’re doing in the area. I’m not sure if you have already had a look at the websites of the Bulungula Lodge and of our homestays where you can stay when you visit: Bulungula Lodge http://www.bulungula.com or http://www.bulungulahomestays.com, for a true village experience.

      cheers
      Rejane

      May 19, 2011
  7. Hi! Could you please inform me when new volunteer positions open? Thanks!

    November 23, 2011
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Annette

      Thank you for your interest in the Bulungula Incubator! We do not have general volunteer positions. We prefer to match the skills and time requirements of volunteers with the requirements of projects that are running at the time that the volunteer wants to visit. We have limited capacity to accommodate volunteers since we are in a remote rural area therefore there are only a few places available every year. The specific skills that the volunteer brings is very important and I’d suggest that you email your CV to me first (rejane@bulungulaincubator.org) with information about when you’d like visit and what your specific interests are. As I’m sure you’ll understand, we try to employ members of the local community as far as possible and volunteers assist with skills that we cannot procure locally. We also prefer volunteers that can commit for a good length of time: 1 year/6months, at least a minimum of 3 months.

      best, rejane

      November 24, 2011
  8. HI

    I am a graduate engineer from the University of Cape Town and have grown up in East London. I am looking to get involved in any one of your initiatives as a volunteer.

    I have had experience in teaching english and maths, as well as entrepreneurship and engineering.

    I can also speak Xhosa.

    Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

    Sean

    January 3, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Sean. Thank you for your interest in our work. We do have opportunities for volunteers but these are limited by our organisational capacity. However if your skill set and the time you’d like to work with us matches one of our projects, we may be able to use your help! Please email me at rejane@bulungulaincubator.org with your CV and your time contraints/parameters. Thanks rejane

      January 7, 2013
  9. Hi there,
    I’m very interetsed in what you are providing for your community, I’m 32 years old never married with no dependants and commitments. I’ve read through your website and I think its amazing that there are people that give back and I would love nothing more than to be a part of what you are doing.
    I’m not qualified in anything but I have a heart of gold and am very passionate about helping others. Skills I do have is I’m very good with my hands.

    I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with so If you need a volunteer for ANYTHING, please PLEASE feel free to contact me, I live in Cape Town, Hout Bay and would make my way to where I’m need as soon as you let me know.
    Yours sincerely
    Duane Botha

    June 19, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Duane

      Thank you for your interest in our work. We will let you know if any volunteer vacancies arise.

      Rejane

      June 26, 2013
  10. Larah Fisher #

    Hi there

    I am a UCT student very interesting in using my holiday time more productively. I would really love to come help out with the organisation and practice some Xhosa basically at any point in the next 3-4 months. It looks like you guys are doing a great job over there and I would love to be a part of it.

    Warm regards
    Larah

    November 6, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Larah. Thank you for your interest in our work! We do have volunteers assist us with some of our programees but we only consider volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference for 1 year volunteers.

      There are organisations that run specific volunteer programmes, one I can recommend is Volunteer Africa: http://www.volunteerafrica.co.za/ They are set up specifically to help induct short term volunteers immediately and help them make the most of their stay.

      You can also try Axium, an organisation based just north of us on the Wild Coast that does great work with the schools in the area http://www.axiumeducation.org

      thanks Rejane

      November 19, 2013
  11. sixolisiwe rozani #

    I would love to help those in need of my help! I’m available during holidays because I’m still studying @ a tertiary level! I’m very keen to help so please allocate me wherever I’m needed
    Don’t hesitate to call me on 073 457 5959

    November 14, 2013
    • Bulungula Incubator #

      Hi Sixolisiwe. Thank you for the enquiry but unfortunately, we are not set up for short term volunteers. Our programmes require longer commitment. We, therefore, consider volunteers only for a minimum 6 months stay with a preference for volunteers who can commit for 1 year.

      thanks Rejane

      November 19, 2013

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