Day in the Life of a Volunteer Tutor
Zanozuko Marhamba is a tutor for the learner education support club and he tutors at a primary school. Zanozuko tutors literacy and numeracy. He started a community project where he facilitates dance in the Crossroads community. And this is his typical day:
Before 8:00 a.m.
My day is like this, I get ready for work, I don’t check messages on my phone (laughs). I usually exercise at home before I go to work.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m –
I get to work and I don’t eat breakfast at all, and when I’m at work I immediately get to my computer and start working on Salesforce before nine am and I do the children’s register of attendance.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. –
Normally take a walk around the Beautiful Gate space and I go back to work again. Then I prepare for the earner education support club, usually I do the numeracy preparations first.
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. –
I’m making copies of activity sheets and then gathering my tools for class and then I walk to the school. I also meet up with my team to arrange the snack for the children.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
I get to the school and we start with the register and then a prayer. I enjoy doing literacy with them but everyday before we start with any activity we check for home works and I assist the children with their homework. I love with children and what I love most about that is sharing the word of God. On Wednesdays we usually dedicate the day to learning about the word of God with the children using fun stories and activities.
After 4:00 p.m. –
I get home at about 5pm and then go straight to soccer practice.
Welcome to a window into the lives and issues facing children in the Crossroads community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Most of these stories centre around the children and families we work with at Beautiful Gate South Africa, a Christian non-profit organisation whose mission is to show God's love as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same.