Helping Autism Africa

Staff at Star Academy

Program Overview

Have you just qualified, or studying behavioral psychology and require work experience for your CV? Well how about this:

Walk away with the world renowned “Star Academy” certificate stating the purpose and length of time spent at Star Academy, and a letter of recommendation for services provided while working at Star.

The aim of this program is for you to gain experience working with children with autism in Africa. The program supports evidence -based teaching methodologies and provides an insight into childhood development. You will also gain experience in work with underprivileged children with autism.
As a volunteer you will be responsible for the education programs of special needs children and you will learn the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Program activities include teaching children how to speak and communicate, establish and maintain friendships, behavior management strategies and how to create individualized education plans.
Volunteers will work at The Star Academy situated beautiful suburbs of Johannesburg, as well as, the township of Tembisa.

Accommodation & Meals

Sleep in a boutique guest cottage

Volunteers will stay at a private guest house with several rooms that accommodate 2-4 volunteers each with communal bathrooms. Each cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, pool, patio and BBQ area for socializing.

Included in this program is breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. If you have any dietary requirements please make us aware prior to your arrival.

1 in 59 Children have autism worldwide
1000+ Children treated
10+ Years experience

Excursions

Experience the local culture.

  • Monkey Sanctuary
  • Quad Biking
  • Chameleon Village (curio shopping)
  • Sky Diving
  • Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Lesedi Cultural Village
  • Zip Lining
  • Many more!

Please note excursions are at an additional cost

Wish List

Should you wish to bring some items from home

    Applicants to buy items listed as needed for our centres/branches:

  • Spandex Hammock
  • Shoes
  • Stationary
  • Sensory Toys
  • Z-Vibe
  • Chewy Tubes
  • Slant Boards
  • Educational Toys

What's Included

We take care of everything.

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Autism Africa Crew T-shirt
  • Welcome Pack
  • Generous Program Donation
  • 24 Hour Emergency Contact
  • Laundry
  • WIFI
  • 3G Sim Card with 1 gig data
  • A certificate from The Star Academy.

For more information go to www.thestaracademy.co.za

Tuesday

All Day
Volunteers arrive at the guest house and will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled you will be taken to the Star Academy where you will receive a welcome presentation. Thereafter you will go on a red bus tour of Johannesburg.

Monday – Friday

All Day
Breakfast. Pick up to The Star Academy. Training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. After lunch you will go on an excursion.

Saturday

All Day
Volunteers are given this day to participate in any local excursions they choose

Sunday

All Day
Volunteers are given the day off to relax.
Schedule 8:30AM – 12:30AM
Tuesday Volunteers arrive at the guest house and will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled you will be taken to the Star Academy where you will receive a welcome presentation. Thereafter you will go on a red bus tour of Johannesburg.
Monday – Friday Breakfast. Pick up to The Star Academy. Training in Applied Behaviour Analysis. After lunch you will go on an excursion.
Saturday Volunteers are given this day to participate in any local excursions they choose
Sunday Volunteers are given the day off to relax.
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

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