• Namibia
52 weeks

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Mar 18, 2021
Nov 24, 2013
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About Program

Mondesa Youth Opportunities is an after-school program located in the township of Mondesa, just outside of Swakopmund, on the Western coast of Namibia. Formed in 2003, MYO uses a combination of academics, sport, music, and extra-curricular activity to combat the effects of an impoverished environment. MYO has a culture of implementing thoughtful, well-designed programs with excellence, passion and commitment. We have an exceptional staff comprised of Namibian and foreign volunteers, and daily management is overseen by two Namibian Board Members.

Our students range from grade 4 to grade 8. All classes and activities are taught in English.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity

I am an American living in Swakopmund and I have had the opportunity to volunteer as a librarian at MYO for the past year. You will enjoy the staff and children, who are wonderful. My time here will end in February 2014, as my husband's work will be complete, but if you want to enjoy Africa, live near the sea in a quaint German inspired town, and work with children who want to learn, please consider this job. Staff will help with accommodation, etc.

What would you improve about this program?
Better communication between staff and volunteers (but I was only there 3 days a week) and missed out for that reason.
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