There are many ways to support us, from advising one of our TSP students to funding educational camps and excursions. Get in touch if you want to know more about how you can be a part of the mission of SAEP!


Internships and student placements are a great way for aspiring professionals to gain experience and to contribute at the same time.


We host social work students from local and international universities for their practical placements, provide opportunities for students to research advance organisational goals while mentoring aspiring professionals.


Internships are mutually beneficial:  Interns inform and add value to the workplace while gaining practical experience and adding value to their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to or with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


SAEP hosts volunteers from all over the world, of different ages and backgrounds, and with an amazing variety of skills and interests.


Volunteering at SAEP is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and young people. It is impossible to list all the ways volunteers can contribute to SAEP so here are just some examples:

- tertiary student adviser

- tutoring & training

- fund raising & social media/photography

- administration

- helping on hikes, outings & camps

- building & maintenance of ECD centres 

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic Tertiary Support Programme, helping students from low socio-economic backgrounds to achieve their goals of graduating with a tertiary qualification. Advisers support tertiary students in their personal and academic development through face to face meetings, joint events and electronic check ins.


Mentors must be graduates themselves, understand how to navigate tertiary institutions and commit to support a student for a year. Advisers and students are matched as far as possible according to educational background, career path, and other factors such as geographical location. The ultimate goal is for the students and adviser to have a meaningful, supportive relationship.





Your gift, of any amount, creates positive and lasting changes in children's lives through SAEP's programs.
Every rand counts.

Current Vacancies

Social Worker Position

South African Education Project seeks to employ a full time Social Worker. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for supporting students in our Bridging Year and Tertiary Support Programmes (as well as children in pre-school, primary and high school programmes) .


Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW) or higher

  • Registration with the SACSSP

  • At least 3 years Social Work experience

  • Preferred skills in Youth and Group Work, Gender Based Violence, working with Families and Child Protection

  • Time management skills

  • Work independently and under pressure.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good administrative and computer skills

  • Responsible and accountable

  • Self-motivated

  • Strengths in team work

  • Emotional maturity / stability

  • Competent in written and spoken IsiXhosa and English. Ability to speak Afrikaans would be an advantage

  • Driver’s License

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Participate in the Bridging Recruitment Process

  • Scheduling counselling appointments

  • Planning and facilitating therapeutic Group Work sessions

  • Identifying appropriate community service placements for students

  • Developing partnerships

  • Responding to queries from other organisation's regarding services

  • Providing students with career advice

  • Assisting students with application to tertiary institutions

  • Liaison with supervisors regarding counselling

  • Refer clients to other resources where appropriate and report any Child Protection cases

  • Ensure follow ups and referrals are made where necessary

  • Comprehensive assessment of client needs


Please submit your application (including CV, references and a motivational covering letter) to Tara Appalraju - or by the 12th of March 2021.

Social Auxiliary Worker Position

Social Auxiliary Worker to fill in the Department of Social Development funded post of:

ECD Compliance and Registration Officer.

This is a contract position until March 2022. Renewal will be based on funding availability and performance. Based at SAEP ECD office, Beautiful Gate, Stock Road, Philippi.


  • Assessing ECD facilities for DSD registration

  • Monitoring compliance based on the ECD Norms and standards

  • Facilitate training for Facilities on registration process and Covid 19 compliance.

  • Mentor facilities and follow up visits on registration progress

  • Consultation with ECD and After Care facilities in regard to DSD registration

  • Assist in child protection issues in the ECD Programme and After Care facilities and refer to DSD

  • Stakeholders engagement at community level and representing organisation in local ECD platforms

  • Compile reports


  • Qualified Social Auxiliary Worker with certificates

  • Registered with SACSSP 

  • Exposure or experience with ECD/After care registration

  • Proficient in isiXhosa and English

  • Mature, able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Willingness to learn and to take initiative

  • Experience in participatory training and working with adults

  • Report writing skills

  • Driver’s licence will be a distinctive advantage

  • Residing in Philippi or surrounding areas

One page cover letter and not more than a three page CV with copies of qualifications, ID and drivers licence must submitted to the SAEP Office at Beautiful Gate (Philippi) or emailed to Abongile - by 5 March 2021.


The South African Education Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation, based in

Cape Town, South Africa.

Since 1994, we have provided education, life skills, and

psycho-social support programmes for children youth and education providers. 

NPO 028 310  

PBO 930 010 069  

VAT 478 027 0882


Unit B15, Waverley Court
7 Kotzee Rd, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7925


SAEP ECD Resource Centre
Beautiful Gate
Stock Road , Philippi East


314 1/2 Vicksburg St.

San Francisco, CA 94114



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