Children's and Youth Worker in South Africa
Join our Melusi Christian Community running programmes for the poor children of Dundee. This coal mining town is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal.
We are a committed international team of long and short-term workers, running kids' clubs, teenagers' Bible study groups, a discipleship program, soccer teams, kids' fun days, children and youth camps, junior church, and an annual youth conference.
Although the main responsibility is the children's work, you could also get involved in gardening and catering.
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Qualities & Gifts Sought
You are energetic and sporty. You have experience of working with children and young people, but also a passion to share Christ with them.
You are able to lead groups and organise children's activities, and you enjoy working in a multi-cultural team. Your English is good.
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About South Africa
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 km of coastline stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho.
South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation.
South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, the fourth highest in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans (developed from Dutch) and English.
During the 20th century, the black majority sought to claim more rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a large role in the country’s recent history and politics. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation. After a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress (ANC) and other anti-apartheid activists, the repeal of discriminatory laws began in the mid-1980s.
South Africa is often referred to as the 'rainbow nation' to describe the country’s multicultural diversity, especially since apartheid.
Nelson Mandela was the first black African President of the Republic of South Africa.
Climate and National Parks
South Africa has a generally temperate climate, due in part to being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides. Numerous mammals are found in South Africa including lions, African leopards, South African cheetahs, southern white rhinos, blue wildebeest, kudus, impalas, hyenas, hippopotamuses and South African giraffes. Significant parks include the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and the Waterberg Biosphere.
Pray with us for:
– reconciliation among all races;
– wise political Government;
– access to anti-retroviral drugs for the 20% of the population who have HIV;
– a renewed prophetic voice for the Church;
– to effectively reach and disciple the millions of unchurched people;
– Bible training and the development of Christian leaders;
– young people, one third of the population, are under 15 years old;
– university students.
Source: Operation World (2010)
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WEC in South Africa
The focus of WEC South Africa is to mobilize and equip the church for mission involvement, and to facilitate the training and placement of South African workers.
Read about WEC's ministry at the Melusi Community in KwaZulu-Natal here
More about WEC across Africa