Simoonga Orphanage Home

Volunteers should choose Simoonga Orphanage Home for the following reasons;
> we are friendly
>we need education
> we need influence

We are a Charity entity that needs whatever assistance we can get from the volunteers to help us feed the children, clothe them, as well as sustain the daily operations. We do not discriminate, we welcome people of all races.

The orphanage Home also runs a football academy that helps children by getting them to get involved in creative time. The move to keep children preoccupied helps them desist from uncharacteristic and unsocial behaviors like drug abuse.

We aim to nature and mentor youth through sport and recreation. As an idle mind is the devil's advocate, we aim at keeping youth recreationally attached so that they desist from substance abuse, early marriage, and unwanted pregnancies, and boy and girl child labor.
Soccer in this modern day is a high-paying profession and we believe and want to see some of our children and youth attain through soccer. We run both boys and girls football teams that comprise of participating footballers from the local community. These projects are aimed at character and moral development and we believe that through proper mentorship and a sustainable support system, these children will ultimately be identified by big teams.

The Orphanage, though financially challenged helps the team financially through winning allowance. We have enrolled quite a number of these children back to school and we have also introduced a free feeding scheme for them given that they all come from needy and poor backgrounds. We appeal to the world to help us finance this project and actualize the youth goals. We also appeal for volunteers to come on board to help coach and breed the teams. We need necessary coaching skills, we need support in every area of the sporting academy.

Everybody is welcome to volunteer either in the Opharnage Home or in the Sporting Academy.


HELP US TO HELP THEM, WHATEVER LITTLE WILL GO A LONG WAY.

I am Astone, a very friendly man to children and to volunteers. I am 40 of age and at the Orphanage, there are 6 staff; 1 security guard 1 Orphanage Manager 2 Orphanage mothers and 2 cooks

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Reviews

4.5
(14 reviews)14

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

South Africa

4

We were welcomed by the orphanage and looked after really well!
Interacting with the kids, getting to know them, and sharing a living environment with them was truly wholesome and a great
learning experience.
There are multiple projects that need funding, and I think the orphanage should focus on finishing one at a time.
The agreement was to exchange childcare for a bed and meals, yet we also felt pressured to raise funds and pay for things like groceries.
The orphanage needs money, they should make this program a paid program and not a free program.
Overall it was a good experience✨

about 1 month ago


Astone replied

Thank you for the feedback, things are bad in the country, so it will nice for the volunteers to pay something when visit the orphanage this year. Some they do think on their own that how are these people managing feed us do where do they get funds.it will great to host the volunteers who can help.

South Africa

4

I mostly spend my time playing with the children and sometimes helping with cooking meals.There were no specific hours or tasks that needed to be done during the day , so its pretty much up to you on what to do with your time as there were no rules .I think if there was a proper schedule put in place , everyone would feel better.The hosts are very welcoming and kind but they treated us like royalty which I found was unnecessary, especially because they fed us so much food while the kids barely got anything.but at the end of the day I did what I could for the children and we had a goodtime


about 1 month ago

Kenya

5

Absolutely loved my time volunteering! Immersed in the local culture, the village embraced me warmly. Learning local languages was enriching. The kids stole my heart; spending time with them and tending to the garden brought immense joy. A piece of my heart remains with them, and I already miss the laughter and innocence. Hope to reunite soon. Grateful for this unforgettable experience! 🌍💙

5 months ago

United Kingdom

5

Wow! What can I say? What an incredible experience at Simoonga. This was our dream placement. Astone, Caroline and Sosha made us feel so at home and part of the Simoonga family. Volunteering within the football academy, schools and the orphange was a truly rewarding experience. Simoonga United will always have a place in our hearts and so will all the people. WE ARE THE VILLAGERS! I would recommend Astone to anyone I meet and I hope that we can return again one day.

6 months ago

United Kingdom

5

We LOVED our time at Simoonga, from the moment we made contact with Astone, we were made to feel so welcome. His family were so welcoming, loving and friendly, it really feels like a second family. We used our time during the mornings supporting in a few different pre and primary schools supporting the teachers with English and Sports lessons. In the afternoons we led the training for the academy football team. Weekends consisted of football matches for the academy and going to watch the first team play! We were so sad to leave as Simoonga and its people are so special to us.

6 months ago


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