• Ongula Voluntourism Namibia
    Voluntourism
  • Ongula Community Development Centre
    Ongula Community Development Centre
  • Ongula Voluntourism Namibia
    Social Impact
  • Ongula Voluntourism Namibia
    Computer Literacy
  • Ongula Voluntourism Namibia
    Teaching at a Local School

Voluntourism and Experteering in Namibia

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge has been in existence since 2012 and started its social engagement 2015 in order to organise volunteers and experteers to teach English, Mathematics and Computer Literacy. We work close with schools in our community to assist in the above listed subjects and built a community development centre to support children an young adults in Education, Computer lessons and Youth empowerment. We also work to foster cross-cultural understanding through travel and volunteer experiences in Namibia. 

ABOUT US

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge is on the assignment to enhance livelihoods at the rural area in northern Namibia through education. By supporting local children, young adults and women with education and giving them a secure place to learn; we want to impact necessary skills, ideas, information and critical thinking. Children need prospects and a future goal to perform at school and pass Grade 10 with a remarkable result.

Volunteers and Experteers will assist in the morning program with English and Mathematics at a local school by helping and supporting the teachers as well as the learners with questions and in parts where they are struggling. In the after school program we need help to plan and implement fun and educational games, which always have an emphasis on developing important life skills such as team work and leadership. Volunteers and Experteers may also be involved in Homework support, English proficiency and Mathematic lessons. 

The Computer literacy is designed to teach local children and young adults on skills in computers such as basic PC literacy, word processing and internet use. Assignments such as essay writing, internet research and media presentations will be done on local topics in Namibia.

MISSION

Our mission is to connect national / international travellers and students with meaningful volunteer opportunities to support local communities and development in Namibia.

VISION

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge wants to give passionate and skilled volunteers / experteers from all over the world the chance to learn about the Ovambo culture while providing needed help and knowledge to the local community.

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

The programs are designed to comfort volunteers and experteers equally and give everybody the chance to assist us in our efforts to provide children, young adults and women with a better education and brighter future.

1. Community Education                                                                                                                                 English & Mathematic lessons                                                                                                                   Computer Literacy & ICT

2. Empowerment through Art & Craft                                                                                                             Pottery making                                                                                                                                                Basket weaving                                                                                                                                                Paper mache workshop

 

Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Pack for a Purpose

Ongula's Community Experience

Why choose us?

The Ongula community, the team of people you are working with, the area (landscape) were you will be staying, the experiences you will make and working with us will be awesome. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Ovabo culture, the tradition and all the homemade food and drinks. You can develop your skills and have a fantastic chance to be part of Ongula Village.

Location.

Namibia is a welcoming and peaceful country with different ethnic groups, a diversity of languages and landscapes. The northern part of Namibia consists of four regions where crop fields, livestock farming and traditional homesteads are been seen along the roads. In contrast to the rural areas are the cities with their vibrate bustling life, which allows a modern and comfortable lifestyle. 

The northern part has a warm semi-arid climate with hot and sometimes extremely hot summers and warm to cool winters. Namibia get more than 300 days of sunshine per year and a rainy season during summer months.

Accommodation & Meals.

You will be staying in a basic furnished yurt, situated at the campsite area of the lodge. The accommodation is on a secure property, comfortable and a spacious place to call home while on your project. All bedding and towels are provided. You may share your room with 1-2 other volunteers as one yurt caters for 4 and bathrooms are communal (cold water only). Wi-Fi is available free of charge.

We will provide you with three meals a day, well balanced.                                                               * Light Breakfast                                                                                                                                 * Local cuisine for Lunch                                                                                                                    * Local and European cuisine for Dinner          

What we expect from Volunteers.

You should be dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic in the field of teaching and supporting local children and young adults. Teaching certificates are not required but volunteers have to be confident with the listed subjects and preferably experienced in contact with children and young adults. Creativity and a sociable personality are just beneficials as well as adaptability to the environment.

What we expect from Experteers.

You should be dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic in the field of teaching and supporting local children and young adults. Teaching certificates are required and as an experteer you need to be  confident with the listed subjects and experienced in contact with children and young adults. Creativity and a sociable personality are just beneficials as well as adaptability to the environment.

Typical Day Description.

07H00 Breakfast

07H40 Morning Briefing

08H00 Start work at your community project

12H00 Lunch Break

14H30 Start with the afternoon project

17H00 Closing time

19H00 Dinner