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Where will I go?

Volunteer with Skillshare International and you will support one of our partner organisations in South Africa, Lesotho or Botswana. We're also opening up in Mozambique and Nepal for April 2016 departures, information of which will follow. Our volunteers live with host families from the local community. This helps you to become fully immersed in the culture of the community and forge relationships that will last a lifetime. On arrival in your placement country all volunteers receive in-country training which will give you a chance to get to know your team, learn about the culture and find our more about your placement and the issues affecting your host community.


Lesotho is the size of Belgium but with a population of approximately 1.8m. It is entirely surrounded by South Africa and is known as The Kingdom in The Sky, with breathtaking scenery composed of rugged mountains, deep valleys, waterfalls, and two enormous dams that provide neighbouring South Africa with water. Our partners in Lesotho are based in rural areas outside of Mafeteng. 

Find out more about our ICS partner organisations in Lesotho.


Botswana is in the centre of Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana is known as one of Africa's safest countries and protects some of Africa's largest areas of wilderness. Skillshare ICS works with three partner organisations working with local communities in Gaborone and Ramotswa.

Find out more about our ICS partner organisations in Botswana.


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South Africa

South Africa has a population of more than 53 million people, and is bordered by Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the North and Mozambique and Swaziland in the East. South Africa is extremely diverse with a wide variety of cultures and religions and with 11 languages recognised in the constitution. Our volunteers will be based with one of our three partner organisations along the Western Cape. 

Find out more about our ICS partner organisations in South Africa.



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