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"Khaya" means village or dwelling in several African languages – but it also has a deeper meaning, that of ‘belonging'. In Xhosa it also means home or homestead and in Swahili it means boma, which is an enclosed secure area for cattle. At Khaya Volunteer Projects, we make our volunteers feel that they belong. If you choose Khaya to organize your volunteering experience, you will feel secure and well-informed.  
 
The volunteering projects we offer are both unique and affordable. With us, you can volunteer with children; communities; sports development; healthcare; wildlife conservation; and education projects. Based in Africa Khaya Volunteer Projects assists local partners and projects in Africa while focusing on responsible and ethical volunteering. Volunteers from around the world have the opportunity to uplift and support volunteer projects in the following destinations."

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Experiencing South Africa - Door of Hope Children's Home

“Door of Hope” is a home for children who are abandoned, without parents or where the parents simply can’t provide for the children financially and/or psychologically. This project gave me the privilege to meet mama Gladys, the woman who started this project. She prefers the term of “children’s home”, instead of orphanage, while it has a more positive tone to it. Also, there are many children there who do still have parents, but whose parents aren’t in the right mind space to take care of them either at the moment or ever again.

 
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