TEP2013 Volunteer Info Pack

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Join The EXPEDITION Project and experience the incredible diversity of South Africa while helping to create a window on sustainable development in the nation.

We need young, adventurous media volunteers to document a journey that will reveal the challenges and celebrate the successes of sustainable development in South Africa. Besides capturing the expedition with video, photography and stories, we also need our volunteers to help with surveys and interviews in the communities we will be visiting.

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TEP2013 Volunteer Info Pack

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  2. 2. You’re Invited!Join The EXPEDITION Project and experience the incredible diversity of South Africa while helping to create a window onsustainable development in the nation.We need young, adventurous media volunteers to document a journey that will reveal the challenges and celebrate the successesof sustainable development in South Africa. Besides capturing the expedition with video, photography and stories, we also needour volunteers to help with surveys and interviews in the communities we will be visiting.What to Expect You will be travelling by road with the team leader (Roger Wynne-Dyke) and two other volunteers. We have tried to keep dailydrive time under two hours, but even in exceptional cases we will aim to be on the road for no more than fourhours. The course that we have plotted is off the beaten track, but there is no serious bush-whackinginvolved. The areas we travel through are safe and malaria-free. Some of our research activities will include interviewing livestock farmers for CapeNature aboutpredator control and doing surveys for a Maternal Health project in collaboration with local andinternational research groups. We will also be visiting community projects that we identified onour 2012 expedition, so you can look forward to encountering many different cultures. Of course,we will also take time out to enjoy nature and explore attractions like prehistoric rock paintings andanimal sanctuaries. Our mission is a serious one, but we believe that fun makes work worthwhile. We have a clear creative concept for the media we’d like to produce, but it is flexible enough forindividual expression and your own fresh ideas.Have a look at our itinerary on pages 4 to 7 for a good idea of the incredible adventure that awaits you.
  3. 3. What it will Cost ZAR 350 per day covers comfortable shared accommodation (B & Bs, guest houses, hotels, lodges, tented camps and camping), aminimum of one local restaurant meal daily, project transport, airport transfers* and project co-ordination. Certain activities andreserve entrances will also be covered.The fee excludes insurance cover and flight tickets. We recommend that you bring an additional ZAR 50 - 75 per day as spendingmoney.Both legs of the 2013 expedition will run for 60 days, but it is up to you to decide how many days you would like to join us for.Space is limited, so we can only accommodate one 15kg bag per volunteer. If possible, please bring laptops and cameras to use aspart of the project.Note: No malaria tablets are needed!* At pick-up and drop-off points on the specified dates. These are noted in red on the itineraries (pages 4 - 7).
  4. 4. What is The EXPEDITION Project? The EXPEDITION Project aims to identify significant social and environmental challenges in South Africa in order to find the bestsolutions to overcome those challenges. Practically, this means determining the root causes of the issues through hands-onassessments and face-to-face interviews. It also involves noting the successes that communities have achieved, which may bereplicated elsewhere or used to inspire and encourage other groups. The EXPEDITION Project connects community projects andenterprises with each other and promotes them through its own media channels. All of these goals are achieved through a seriesof sustainable annual journeys that are publicised in the media and supported by government and private enterprise. In its foundation year (2012), The EXPEDITION Project’s main aim was to identify the most pressing issues and the areas ofgreatest need. It also served as a road test of the project itself, bringing to light the practical and logistical challenges it would needto overcome in order to be effective and sustainable. The 2012 journey ran along the periphery of South Africa – staying off thebeaten track allowed it to visit remote communities that are easily neglected and cut off from the resources available in biggercentres.While it will mostly stay off the beaten track in 2013, The EXPEDITION Project will expand its scope by including communities inSouth Africa’s interior, as well as a few more well known areas and towns in order to compile a varied annual assessment. It willalso increase its effectiveness by implementing the lessons learnt in 2012. For example, a bigger team will allow The EXPEDITIONProject to drill down into the practical needs it encounters, make an inventory of the resources required and engage suppliers orsponsors to meet those needs.Learn more about The EXPEDITION Project here:www.theexpeditionproject.comFeel free to ask for more details or advice.We can’t wait to have you on board!
  5. 5. Please note that itineraries are subject to change.PROVINCE TOWN / CITY DATEWestern Cape Cape Town 1 March 2013 Paternoster 2 March 2013 Citrusdal 3 March 2013 Leipoldtville 4 March 2013 Lamberts Bay 5 March 2013 Doringbaai / Strandfontein 6 March 2013 Klawer 7 March 2013Northern Cape Hondeklipbaai 8 March 2013 Kleinsee 9 March 2013 Steinkopf 10 March 2013 Pella 11 March 2013 Upington 12 March 2013 Askham 13 March 2013 Van Zylsrus 14 March 2013 Hotazel 15 March 2013Northwest Bray 16 March 2013 Zeerust 17 March 2013 Rustenburg 18 March 2013 Mogwase 19 March 2013Limpopo Mabula 20 March 2013 Mookgophong 21 March 2013 Alldays 22 March 2013 Louis Trichardt 23 March 2013 Tzaneen / Agatha Forest Reserve 24 March 2013Mpumalanga Graskop 25 March 2013 Hazyview 26 March 2013 Komatipoort / Kaapmuiden 27 March 2013 Piet Retief 28 March 2013KwaZulu Natal Pongola 29 March 2013
  6. 6. PROVINCE TOWN / CITY DATEKwaZulu Natal Kosi Bay 30 March 2013 Zululand Rhino Reserve 31 March 2013 Hluhluwe 1 April 2013 Mtubatuba 2 April 2013 St Lucia 3 April 2013 Richards Bay 4 April 2013 Salt Rock / Ballito 5 April 2013 Umhlanga / Durban North 6 April 2013 Durban 7 April 2013 Howick 8 April 2013 Lidgetton 9 April 2013 Estcourt 10 April 2013 Weenen 11 April 2013 Bergville 12 April 2013Free State Harrismith 13 April 2013 Bethlehem 14 April 2013 Senekal 15 April 2013 Welkom 16 April 2013Northwest Christiana 17 April 2013Northern Cape Kimberley 18 April 2013 Griqua Town 19 April 2013 Prieska 20 April 2013 Carnavon 21 April 2013 Williston 22 April 2013Western Cape Calvinia 23 April 2013 Cedarberg Wilderness Area 24 April 2013 Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area 25 April 2013 Ceres 26 April 2013 Wolseley 27 April 2013 Paarl 28 April 2013 Cape Town 29 April 2013
  7. 7. Please note that itineraries are subject to change.PROVINCE TOWN / CITY DATEWestern Cape Cape Town 30 May 2013 Franschhoek 31 May 2013 Villiersdorp 1 June 2013 Houwhoek Village / Elgin 2 June 2013 Botrivier 3 June 2013 Bonnievale 4 June 2013 McGregor 5 June 2013 Robertson / Montagu 6 June 2013 Matjiesfontein 7 June 2013Northern Cape Beaufort West 8 June 2013 Victoria West 9 June 2013 Britstown 10 June 2013 De Aar 11 June 2013 Colesberg 12 June 2013Free State Springfontein 13 June 2013 Smithfield 14 June 2013Eastern Cape Aliwal North 15 June 2013 Lady Grey 16 June 2013 Barkly East 17 June 2013 Maclear 18 June 2013KwaZulu Natal Kokstad 19 June 2013 Himeville 20 June 2013 Amanzimtoti / Illovo 21 June 2013 Umkomaas / Scottburgh 22 June 2013 Park Rynie / Rocky Bay 23 June 2013 Umtentweni 24 June 2013 Uvongo / Margate 25 June 2013 Port Edward 26 June 2013Eastern Cape Port St Johns 27 June 2013
  8. 8. PROVINCE TOWN / CITY DATEEastern Cape Qora Mouth 28 June 2013 Chintsa 29 June 2013 East London 30 June 2013 King William’s Town 1 July 2013 Queenstown 2 July 2013 Cradock 3 July 2013 Grahamstown 4 July 2013 Bathurst 5 July 2013 Port Alfred 6 July 2013 Kenton on Sea / Salem 7 July 2013 Colchester / Addo 8 July 2013 Port Elizabeth 9 July 2013Western Cape Loerie 10 July 2013 Humansdorp 11 July 2013 Cape St Francis / St Francis Bay 12 July 2013 Kareedouw 13 July 2013 The Crags / Plettenberg Bay 14 July 2013 Knysna 15 July 2013 Sedgefield / Wilderness 16 July 2013 Prince Albert 17 July 2013 Schoemanshoek / Oudtshoorn 18 July 2013 Ladismith 19 July 2013 Riversdale 20 July 2013 Barrydale 21 July 2013 Swellendam 22 July 2013 Bredasdorp 23 July 2013 De Kelders / Hermanus 24 July 2013 Kleinmond 25 July 2013 Pringle Bay 26 July 2013 Gordons Bay 27 July 2013 Cape Town 28 July 2013

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