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5 Ways to Volunteer While You Study - Dreams to Reality

5 Ways to Volunteer While You Study - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
The best time to meet new people and understand new cultures through volunteering is while studying. But can you volunteer with your limited resources?
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The Great Divide in SA Schools - Dreams to Reality

The Great Divide in SA Schools - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
While the right to basic education is a Human Right in South Africa, not all children have equal opportunities to education, schools and facilities.
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10 Interesting Facts about Us - Dreams to Reality

10 Interesting Facts about Us - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Need to choose a volunteer country and volunteer organisation? We list the top 10 facts you need to know about Dreams To Reality.
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Volunteering & Training | Executive Service Corps of Chicago

Volunteering & Training | Executive Service Corps of Chicago | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Executive Service Corps of Chicago's volunteer consultants strengthen nonprofit organizations & public agencies across the greater Chicago area by bringing them leadership, management & governance skills that are critical to growth & sustainability..
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SA - The Most Affordable Country to Visit - Dreams to Reality

SA - The Most Affordable Country to Visit - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
South Africa is a beautiful travel destination, rich with diverse cultures and natural beauty, and it’s also the most affordable country to visit.
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Most SA Children Still Live in Poverty - Dreams to Reality

Most SA Children Still Live in Poverty - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
More than 50% of South African children are crying themselves to sleep because they went to bed hungry according to South African Child Gauge 2012.
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How Much Good Do Volunteering Abroad Do - Dreams to Reality

How Much Good Do Volunteering Abroad Do - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
It is difficult to quantify what it means to do good, making some doubt the positive impact volunteering abroad can have on disadvantaged communities.
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Computer Literacy Program - Dreams to Reality

Computer Literacy Program - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Literacy plays a vital role in the development of any nation with computer literacy being just as important for the growth of South African children.
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Sport to build a better world - Dreams to Reality

Sport to build a better world - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
While many consider sport a good outlet for frustration and physical energies, there are so much more benefits to sport than just the physical advantages.
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Sport can do amazing things for the lives of young people. There are so much more benefits to sport than just the physical advantages. We're seeing it, doing it, living it, breathing it.

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Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days - Dreams to Reality

Kellogg's Breakfast for Better Days - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
1 in 5 South African children do not eat breakfast each morning, giving them a disadvantage in school as they struggle to concentrate and learn.
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By buying a specially marked box of Kellogg’s cereal, everyone can now contribute one serving of breakfast to those in need.

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Townships in Cape Town - Dreams to Reality

Townships in Cape Town - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Did you know that in Cape Town, between 18 and 21% of rented dwellings are shacks?
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Famous Volunteers: Agatha Christie - Dreams to Reality

Famous Volunteers: Agatha Christie - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Famous writer Agatha Christie was a volunteer nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment of the Red Cross Hospital during World War I.
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Interesting facts on some of the world's famous volunteers.

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SA Families struggle to care for their children - Dreams to Reality

SA Families struggle to care for their children - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it

Many families in South Africa are struggling to care for their children due to poverty, resulting in child abandonment and a need for orphanages nationwide.

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No More Funds for the Needy - Dreams to Reality

No More Funds for the Needy - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
After the most recent global financial crises, non-profit organisations are being forced to shut their doors, leaving the needy without any relief.
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Orphans and Child-Headed Households - Dreams to Reality

Orphans and Child-Headed Households - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it

UNICEF reports that there are an estimate 3.7 million orphans in South Africa with 150 000 children believed to be living in child-headed households.

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Scot North Eventing on Twitter: "Top Jump Judges: Bright and early for a full days volunteering #HuttonHT douglasweymouth http://t.co/eMO8yeuEE1"

Scot North Eventing on Twitter: "Top Jump Judges: Bright and early for a full days volunteering #HuttonHT douglasweymouth http://t.co/eMO8yeuEE1" | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Top Jump Judges: Bright and early for a full days volunteering #HuttonHT douglasweymouth http://t.co/eMO8yeuEE1
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Cape Town's Growing Informal Settlements - Dreams to Reality

Cape Town's Growing Informal Settlements - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Cape Town Metro has almost as many informal settlements as the entire Western Cape Province according to a survey by provincial government.
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Children Living In Gangster Infested Poverty - Dreams to Reality

Children Living In Gangster Infested Poverty - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Within the city of Cape Town alone, the numbers of gang members are estimated to be in the tens of thousands.
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Kagisho Dikgacoi empowers young South Africans - Dreams to Reality

Kagisho Dikgacoi empowers young South Africans - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it

Many famous sports stars take being a celebrity as their due, but Kagisho Dikgacoi is using his fame to empower and educate underprivileged children.

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Challenges Facing South African Families - Dreams to Reality

Challenges Facing South African Families - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
At least 5.7 million children in South African families could lose one or both parents from HIV/AIDS by 2015 unless there are major interventions.
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9 Million South African Children Walk to School - Dreams to Reality

9 Million South African Children Walk to School - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
More than 9 million South African children walk to school every day with some in the rural countryside walking more than four hours.
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Shocking statistics: Three-quarters of South Africa’s learners walk to school, while 9% use public transport. Around 2% report using school buses or transport provided by the government.

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Voluntourism: Volunteer Tourism - Dreams to Reality

Voluntourism: Volunteer Tourism - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
Volunteer tourism is a great opportunity to do something for underprivileged communities, while simultaneously enjoying a unique travel experience.
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So why not combine your travel plans with your wish to give back to the community? Learn more about Dreams To Reality’s programs and make your next vacation an exploration in voluntourism.

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Poverty Line - Living on R321 per month - Dreams to Reality

Poverty Line - Living on R321 per month - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
According to Statistics SA in 2011 up to 20% of South Africans lived below the food poverty line of R321 ($29.751) per month for food.
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How to raise funds for your program fees - Dreams to Reality

How to raise funds for your program fees - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
You can also make a difference in the lives of less fortunate communities in South Africa by raising funds for your program fees.
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The Rainbow Nation - Dreams to Reality

The Rainbow Nation - Dreams to Reality | South Africa Volunteer Programs | Scoop.it
We have all heard the term Rainbow Nation used in relation to South Africa, but who coined the term and what does it mean?
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